Tootles


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Cucamelon

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 21:28

That's the badger! Cape gooseberries! 

thanks!

Cucamelon

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 16:51

Hi Sophie

im having a go at these too this year! They look so cute! I grew something a couple of years ago that was an apple, cucumber, lemon combo. It was really nice!

great to try something new. I was going to have a go at those small orange fruits that grow in a brown papery husk thing (can't remember what they are called but they were on the Allotment Challenge) but chickened out!

 

Beetroot on the go

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 19:38

Hi Chris

any tips on how to get them to grow to a nice size please? Just a bit bigger than a golf ball. I find that I struggle to get them consistent and end up with more marbles! I do space them well though...

Forcing rhubarb

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:49

Thanks Dove. I hope so. Got a real taste for rhubarb and ginger anything!!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:17

Spent the day on trains, in meetings and on my computer....whilst dreaming about gardening!  Early finish and just got in so time for a recky of the greenhouse. 

Forcing rhubarb

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 18:09

Thanks for the replies. It's temp early. It's only been in a couple of years and my first time of forcing. Could that be the problem do you think?

How to save and move old fruit bushes

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 06:58

Give it a go LG. can't do any harm to try. I'd dig up with as much root as possible, put the root ball in a plastic bag tied around the neck of the plant, and move as quickly as possible to its new home. Some light feed and water in well. I'm very sentimental and would definatley try this.

It you are moving for none sentimental reasons and you want them for the fruit, then I'd go with new ones. 

Forcing rhubarb

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 06:36

hi

just had a peak in my rhubarb forcer and not much growing. Am I meant to take the lid off so it grows towards the light?

thanks

Finally got the green house cleaned out

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 20:40

What a cool space. Love the staging.

Help! Are Briza grass seeds meant to look like this?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 19:30

Thanks.  Sowed a good few. Fingers crossed that they come up. 

Discussions started by Tootles

Is this just a massive weed?

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Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

 
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Should I use compost - very odd sour smell...

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To prune or not to prune... 
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Spuds

Can I use these as seed spuds? 
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Joining the RHS

Is it worth it? 
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Where has Monty gone?

Humppph 
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Seed Audit -open packets and out of date

would love to hear your views 
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Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?

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Friday nights

Humphhhhh 
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Curious - what do you think?

Is a professional gardener without a garden possible? 
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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Chomping at the bit to get started  
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Last Post: 23/04/2017 at 22:12

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Another frost? 
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Finding lots of blue and White pottery when I dig....

Common? 
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Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

In case anyone wants to see 
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