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Latest posts by Tootles

Wow, what a sunset!

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:25

How lovely. Sooths the soul.

my hormones

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 18:59

Nottingham - I'm a tad bias, but as a nottingham lass I'm chuffed that a nottingham company is being used and acknowledged for excellent service. Have I said nottingham enough times in this message?!! Nottingham Nottingham, Nottingham! Love it me duck!

raised beds

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 18:54

I built mine up with horse poop, cheap compost, a bit of sand n grit, and top soil. Put it down in the autumn to give it chance to break down and mix up. Got fab results. Good luck with it.

Autumn Lawn Care

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 18:51

On moss I used an Arthur j bowers one last year and it worked a treat. Not the most expensive brand but very good. A also use treatments from good old wilko's. Always get good results with their stuff.

On the scarifying front, I used a good take-away and complete control of the TV remote for one night; worked a treat on getting my other half busy with the rake!

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 18:45

Hello, when it comes to plants in pots, which ones need to be taken in over winter for a bit of protection from the cold please? In particular, an azalea, rhodedendron (sorry about the spelling!) and a cameallia (yep, again soz on the spelling front!). 

Thanks muchly.

Plant catnip plant outside in Spring or Autumn?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:41

It's pretty tough stuff so if you get it out now it's probs still warm enough for it to bed in. It dies down over winter anyway. I cut mine right back to the ground and it makes for a stunning display in late spring and summer. Really really easy to propagate so you could take a cutting from your plant just incase.

gardeners world theme tune

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:38

I totally agree. I love the theme tune. Seem to recall them showing the recording of it a few years back.

I also love love love the first words which are Monty's "hello"! My other half does a great impression.

Agree that 9.30pm is a bit late.  Looking forward to it being on earlier next week. 

My border

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:17

Beautiful. What a lovely setting. Love how the trees frame it.

Disappointed with new shed.. how far to take it.

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:15

That's so annoying for you. All that painting is hard work. I'd suggest getting them to paint it for you, or get a quote from so one else to do it and ask the supplier if they will be willing to pay the invoice. Once that's done you can forget about it and get on with using it. If you end up with them removing it it'll be such a hassle. It's very naughty of them to have misled you. Hope you manage to get it sorted.


Posted: 14/09/2014 at 17:15

Hi Julia 11

i went for a second hand one but a good brand. I did loads of research before hand. I wanted a sturdy one rather than a dirt cheap one. For me this meant a robinsons or a rhino. I ended up with a robinsons purchased from ebay. It's brilliant! Really well made, cleaver design and I'm pretty sure it'll be 20 years before I even think about replacing it. I paid someone I found on the internet to collect it from the ebay seller, which meant him dismantling it and he also re- erected it for me.  in my humble opinion it's best to go for one that will last. Buy cheap, buy twice!

Discussions started by Tootles

Hey Good Looking.....

Whatcha got cooking...... 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 10:07

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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Last Post: 26/11/2014 at 19:27

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 19:33

Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:03

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:07

What is this cute little beauty please?

Love this plant... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 09:04

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Much pricier than I thought.... 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 20:33

I've just grown this in my oven...

Anyone for a slice? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2014 at 10:20

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 14:22

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 18:02

Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 05/12/2014 at 20:35

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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