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Latest posts by Tootles

Patchy & Bumpy Grass!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 18:22

If it's not a new house, and if you'd rather have a go at trying to improve it yourself, i can tell you what I did in my first garden which looked very similar. I raked my lawn by hand with a leaf rake, I then prodded the lawn all over with a big garden fork. I mixed sand with some compost and grass seed and sprinkled it all over. I then watered it lightly, and luckily it rained a few days later. I did this a few times over about nine months and it looked loads better.  I kept off it best I could. 

Good luck with it.  

 

Naughty Frost!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 18:00

Earthing up I shall do. Thanks Dove. 

Not your plums too pansy?!  Lets hope the nobby greens don't come a cropper as well!?! At least your Marjorie's are ok.  

Is it just me, or does this sound like a Benny Hill sketch?! 

 

Naughty Frost!

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:12

Hello folks, have just noticed that my potato leaves have gone a bit black and limp in part. I'm guessing it was the frost (and not blight - although I don't know what blight looks like, anyone know?).   Do you think it'll have much effect on the crop? Will they recover? Anything I should do? thanks muchly x

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Hurry up Friday!

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 20:56

Friday; I'm looking forward to your neighbour, Saturday!

Hurry up Friday!

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 22:30

Some nice plans there. Hope it stays warm enough! 

Wimped out here - heating on!

Just waiting.......

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 20:10

That looks almost like a dessert!  I'm waiting for a cheeky trip to the garden centre on Friday as I've booked the day off work. Oh, and a lottery win pretty please!

Hurry up Friday!

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 20:04

Count down to the weekend is on, and despite the frost forecast I can't wait to get in the garden!  Is anyone feeling chilly yet??

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:22

Is he sulking?! 

We call that position the 'cake'!!

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:10

That sounds like a project to me!  There are soooo many little kitties that need a loving home...and a lovely garden to play in.  Ooh go on Orchid!! Get your persuasion boots on!

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:00

He looks lovely Orchid. Do you have any other pets?

Discussions started by Tootles

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: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 14:03

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 13:55

Fab Gardening Programme

Little discovery 
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Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 22:29

The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 20:48

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 22:04

Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 19:07

What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 16:11

A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 10:15

Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 07:03
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