Tootles


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:22

I got locked into a bathroom once.  The girls I was living with got a fireman from the fire station (conveniently across the road and had nothing to do with our choice of location - honest!!) to rescue me. Felt like such a plonker!


No gardening today but a wonderful sense of being really lucky to have this hobby as I looked out on to flowers twinkling in the rain this evening. Just lovely. 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 21:30

We could really do with some rain in Notts. The ground is really dry and the water butts are too!

What is your weather like?

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 23:22

Not a single sniff of the great outdoors today other than going to work on the 7am train and back again by 9.30 pm.  Lunch was a Twix! Shameful!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 23:20

Hi Busy - how did you have your broad beans? I've got some coming but no idea if they are ready to pick or how to prepare them....


do you boil them?

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:10

Just got into bed. Full day gardening. The borders are now chocker block. 


Put together a rather over the top structure with canes in the greenhouse for my tomatoes and cucumbers based on Monty's advice on Friday night. 


Lots of plants left over. Friends and family will be getting deliveries!

Dahlias stopped growing!

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:02

Just enough so that they don't completely  dry out. Mine are in full sun so I give them a drink every two to three days now and then when it gets hot I try to water them most evenings. 


When they do flower remember to dead head the flowers once the petals have come off. Do this a lot as this will get them to keep flowering throughout the summer. 


Good luck with them. So pretty and well worth growing. 

Dahlias stopped growing!

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 09:29

Mine do the same and the all of a sudden they seem to rocket! I keep them comfortably watered. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 09:25

Morning! Had a fab Saturday. Started emptying the greenhouse so that I can get my tomatoes and cucumbers in.


spotted a pod on my broad beans! first time of growing them so very exciting. Not sure if they should be picked now or left for a bit. 


Am just listening to my local gardening show on the radio and will then get back out there.  Just seen my other half off as he's doing a bike ride in Cambridge today. 


Everything is growing merrily. Water butts are emptying fast though. 

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 09:17

Welcome back pansyface. Lovely to see you on the Forum.


best wishes 

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 07:02

I'm out for 48 hours too. I don't like bullies. 


Wishing you well Pansy X X 

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