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Latest posts by Tootles

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 21:40

The farmer next door just through a glass of milk, a block of butter and some cheese into my garden!!

How dairy.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 21:33

wow Victoria- you have been busy!

i got home to find that my mum and dad had been around. The house is full of vases of lovely cut flowers from the garden, the ironing is done, everywhere has been hoovered and my tea was all ready to just turn the cooker on. I am very very very lucky.  They know how to make a house a home.  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 22:07

Holiday plants are great. Always a nice reminder of a trip.

It is bucketing it down here. Water butts will be full to the brim. 

Autumn Raspberries

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 20:45

I lost my polkas but the Autumn bliss is going really really strong.  Maybe one of each Harrers?!

plant suggestions for narrow border

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 06:47

Looks fantastic Cidermill! You have been busy! 

If you want purple as a colour, you can't go wrong with erysimum. It flowers it's heart out from spring until late autumn. I love it. Very easy to grow and take cuttings from.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 06:38

I thought Helen was stunning even if she was a little stiff. 

I agree that poor Ewan was the right one to go. 

Katy D was fantastic too. 

It's such a fun show! 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 06:34

Runny - it's an area of land that is by the side of the private road to our house. I own it with two others. It's just a long thin strip next to a field so it is full of weeds but i am trying to tame it. Have got rhubarb, raspberries and gooseberries in it and now some shrubs. Have also got holes in my gardening gloves, dirty nails and a few cuts and bruises as a result!

My dad has given me his old tool box (he has a garage full) and I love it. It's contents are largely a mystery to me, but they have come to the rescue on numerous occasions! 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 19:53

So glad so many charitable gardeners are giving needy plants and bulbs a home!

I cleared a large part of my gorilla gardening area, moved some plants into it from my borders, pulled out all the tomato plants from the greenhouse, dug up the spuds and picked the last of the peppers.

Then went indoors to make some tomato sauce as well as lots of stewed apple to freeze for winter crumbles courtesy of my kind neighbour bringing two huge bags of windfalls around. 

Gardener's rewards...

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 22:07

A good cuppa - cant beat it! 


Feeding camellias and rhododendrons

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:39

Hi Lena, I gave mine a little bit of food a couple of weeks ago, and top dressed the pots with a little fresh ericaceous compost. Most important this time of year is to keep them well watered so that the buds stay plump and don't drop off before flowering in the spring.  

Discussions started by Tootles

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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Have the photos been superimposed?

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Proposal on the local gardening show!

He's only gone and done it! 
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Morning has broken

Just had to share.... 
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Some random questions....

Planning from my sofa! 
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Carrots - what's the secret?!

How to get some good ones. 
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In our thoughts

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Turnips and Broad Beans...

What to do over winter.... 
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Plant ID help please

Pink flowers.... 
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Boooo. No more GW until spring.

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Plant identity question..

Border plant... 
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Strange problem....

Mouse in the oven 
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Gardener's rewards...

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Not quite ripe seeds....

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Bird box where bees had been all summer....

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