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Latest posts by Tootles

Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 15:12

I'd like Jo Jo to win. So naturally talented. I went off Sandra a bit when she cried over her burnt strawberry jam.  I really wanted Reka to win, or the lady that lived on the boat. 

Cant wait to watch it! The highlight of the week for me. 

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:49

It's arrived!! Am very very excited about getting started. Am holding my horses though, but I reckon I wont last longer than the week and it'll be full next weekend!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/66581.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Movie quotes

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 18:16

Not from a movie, but one of my favourite quotes is; 

"You turn if you want to. This Lady is not for turning"

Any ideas of what to do with this garden?

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 09:59

I've seen a few circular lawns recently and they look lovely. Beds around the edge. Looks like you have a nice view there. I'd design a garden that took advantage of it. Like an arch at the back as if you can enter across the field, with a lovely climbing rose around it.

 

Compost

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 09:53

I tend to go for Murphys or Arthur J. Bower, but mainly based on price. I use so much of the stuff that I can't afford to go top notch. It comes in at about £20 for three bags.

On the seed compost front, I splashed out on some John Innes Seed Compost. I've got to say, I just can't get the hang of it. It's lovely and 'thin' and gritty, but it always turns so heavy after a week or so. So much so that I don't think little seeds are able to break through the surface. I've tried watering from the top, and watering from underneath, and even using a spray to lightly water, but I get the same problem every time. Does anyone else?

water butt tap not working

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 18:42

I'm still getting over 'butt water' !!

water butt tap not working

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 04:25

Really helpful Birdy13. I love your pictures. Thank you!

Coffee granules

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 04:16

Another thread said coffee was good for acid loving plants. I think I'd be a bit nervous of using it on mine as they are in pots. It would seem a bit intense to me.  So I've been bunging it in the raised beds and digging it in.

Favorite apple

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 04:13

I've got a Cox's Orange Pippin, purchased 3 years ago as a large specimen....and ive had 2 apples from it! Last year we planted a James Grieve near by, and that hasn't done too well either. I went back to the garden centre, and the advice was to be patient.  There is a huge ancient old Apple tree in the field next to our garden so we didn't think that pollination would be an issue.  Would love to know if there is anything we can do to encourage more fruit.....as patience for 4 years is stretching it for me!

Great looking secateurs

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 05:58

Perfect for me then!  I think I'll need 2 pairs!

Discussions started by Tootles

Broad beans - should they look like this?

But knarly! 
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Happy Easter - know your bunnies

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Crow or raven?

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Gardeners world free seeds...

Did anyone else manage to get some....? 
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Blind daffs solution??

Anyone tried this.... 
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Hedges - anyone else noticed....

Big cut... 
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Stealing or foraging?

What do you think? 
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Pricey blooms on St Valentine's day

But lovely all the same... 
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Realised bed surprise!

Lucky me! 
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Woops!

How did they get there... 
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The sun has got his hat on....

HAPPY! 
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I wish someone would invent....

Ideas to make life easier... 
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Last Post: 26/01/2015 at 21:49

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Anyone got any tips? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:48

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
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Last Post: 11/02/2015 at 10:02

Anyone done any gardening today?

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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