Tootles


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Gardening pics

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:46

Brilliant advice Aster2. Thanks so much. What kind of plants make strong verticals?  Would fir trees do the job? 

I've got a bit of winter flowering jasmine in there growing up the wall but it's not very strong. 

Good opportunity to think about a nice climber. Would a rose be too much do you think?

Sadly art was never a strong subject of mine so I find it really tricky to visualise the picture.  I'd like to improve on that so this bed will be a good opportunity. 

I built a cat toilet

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 07:32

Thanks Nora. Much appreciated.

I built a cat toilet

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 06:27

Edd - too far, again. 

Pelargoniums (common geraniums) cuttings - where am in going wrong?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:47

Sorry about all of the typos in the title!  Over-eager fingers!

Pelargoniums (common geraniums) cuttings - where am in going wrong?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:45

Good morning,

I have just nipped to the green house to see how my geranium cuttings are doing. Once again more than half have got the fluffy white / brown mould and are rotting.

Where am I going wrong please? I've tried cuttings at the end of summer, and I have no success.

These ones were taken two weeks ago (advice of a gardening pal) and no success. 

I cut below a leaf node and put around the edge of a pot of compost. I've tried that rooting powder too - makes no difference.  I water sparingly when I put them in. 

Anyone got a method that gets some success please? Is it the initial watering? Is it that they are in compost? Should they be in grit? Is it the cold greenhouse? Should they be on a warm windowledge? 

Would really like to master cuttings - but I'm rubbish at them! 

Thanks 

 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 16:20

The more the merrier Victoria Sponge! Brilliant!

I like the idea of the silvery foliage. I bet I kill mine within the first month though!!

oooh, it must be a good 'un if it's been at shows. Can't wait!

 

Apple tree, advice please.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 16:17

Eeek, so I need to get another tree? I seem to remember info about groups...do the other frees need to be in a certain group?

G W magazine

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 11:40

Paper copy all the way for me LittleAnne. Keep posties, paper producers, printers in business!

Apple tree, advice please.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:33

Thanks Buttercupday.

i have been thinking about investing in some 'edging' rings but they seem quite pricey. This one from Everedge is 600mm (2ft) diameter, the smallest the do, and it's over £26 pounds with delivery. 


 

Gardening pics

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:24

I'm with you on photos Steve. I always wish I'd taken more 'before' shots.

Here's my 'disaster' bed. First one is right now, one below was last summer.

When we moved in it was turfed. I've filled it with plants and emptied it three times now and I still can't get it right.  It always looks messy no matter how much TLC I seem to cover it with. 


 


 

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