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Latest posts by Tootles

The price of compost

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 08:06
Morning, glorious in notts this morning. May I ask, would you say that three bags of 60l compost for ??10 is good value? Thanks


Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:33
I used weed and feed from Morrisons ( own brand so good on price) on a patch that was 70% weeds as a last attempt. It was so thick of weeds that I actually thought I'd have to dig it up completely. The Morrisons stuff was BRILL! Worked a treat and so much better than I could have imagined. The weeds went black and then not long after it turned into a lush grassed area. This was last year and its still looking fab.

Friday picture thread

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:19
Ah Salino - glad you posted that. I thought it was just me and my poor IT skills. I don't have the 'tree' icon showing?

New and having problems

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:16
I sympathise as I want to have a go at putting some photos on but I don't get the 'tree' icon when I post. I wonder if its because I'm using an ipad rather than a poot poot (my terminology is a reflection of my IT skills)!

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:12
I'm doing an experiment with some in the greenhouse and some outside. A kind advisor on hear told me that they need a good blast of cold to split and become lots of little cloves. If they are too warm they just grow into a single big clove. I was a bit late putting them in but am hoping the recent chills will have forgiven my delay!

Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:06
I'm going to plonk mine in this weekend. Would welcome hearing form anyone when their first shoots are showing. Good to know if we're at similar stages across the Uk. I'm on the border of Nottingham and Lincolnshire.

Home Baking

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 19:10

I think I've just put on 3 stone by reading this thread!!  Yum yum!!

Advice on my overgrown garden (inc pics!)

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 19:02

I think there is some stuff you can get to inject in roots like this and it kills the whole thing.  Save digging but may take a fewmonths / a year to work.  Sorry I dont know what it's called but I'm sure a good garden centre would know.  Also need to be careful it doesnt effect your soil.  Good luck!  you clearly wont need to go to the gym!!


Posted: 17/04/2013 at 18:36

I've grown from seed for the first time and they have really taken off.  Thick healthy baby plants.  Didnt loose a single one to the cold.

Good Evening FORKERS - Page 2

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 19:13
It was smashing in Nottinghamshire today. Feels like spring at last! Spent the day planting seeds and re-arranging plants in the greenhouse. Bliss!

Discussions started by Tootles

Do you know if rootstock can be purchased?

Garden centres or just online? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 21:47

Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Apple crumble in a few years? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 12:54

Soggy Discentra

Root purchased from wilko's 
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Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 20:15


Is it too early to put these babies outside? 
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Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 13:26

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Regretting being too keen! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 20:28

Simple question alert!

Raspberry canes? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 12:24

Gardener come.....

......hard working....... 
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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 12:56


Has anyone ordered from clematis man website before? 
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Last Post: 02/02/2014 at 15:30

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Some random ones that I'd love to get advice on.. 
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Last Post: 04/10/2013 at 13:02

Humphhhh - Sunday night blues for working gardeners.

Roll on Friday! 
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Last Post: 05/08/2013 at 08:59

Poppy Fields

Beautiful - are they for a purpose or just because they are lovely... 
Replies: 27    Views: 1038
Last Post: 08/01/2014 at 17:29

Basic question alert - green beans!

What do I do with the tips. 
Replies: 8    Views: 565
Last Post: 10/06/2013 at 18:34

Pesky mushrooms...

...good in a spag bol... but what about with my strawberries?  
Replies: 5    Views: 315
Last Post: 30/05/2013 at 23:21

Kohl rabi

Is it best to grow it outside or in the greenhouse? 
Replies: 13    Views: 539
Last Post: 26/05/2013 at 19:05

The price of compost

Just wondered how much to pay? 
Replies: 11    Views: 839
Last Post: 23/04/2013 at 17:40
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