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Latest posts by Tootles

Are you brave enough?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:16

I'm with you Blue but conversely I moved in to a new house and daren't dig up the perfect, but boring, rectangle of pure lawn that's about a third of an acre.  Wish I had the expertise and confidence to know what I want and how to do it! 

Instead ive crammed in a greenhouse and raised beds around the side of the house! 

Little-Anne, I'm having a go at a cutting plot for the first time this year. Am sacrificing a couple of raised beds that I normally grow veg in.  Defo think you should have a go too. We can compare progress! 

anyone started growing their chili peppers yet?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:09

Sorry to hear that tree hugger. I remember once losing all my freshly germinated seeds in an all-too-flimsy plastic greenhouse. I was gutted!

On a brighter note I started a little pot of chilli seeds last week. I have it in the kitchen. I was far too late with mine last year so decided to do some successional sowing this year. 

Mine are called Long Johns! They haven't germinated yet though. 

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 08:05

Fab. Thanks ever so much. I'm going to order one tomorrow. Popped in to a couple of garden centres but limited choice and a bit pricier than on line. I've got a meeting in Milton keynes today so might see if I spot any garden centres on the way there - would rather support people in shops than online retailers At the moment. 

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 21:26

Thanks Peeps. Do they have to be left on continually?

thank you please x

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 06:05

ooooh Chicky, that's the one I'm after! thanks for posting! I'm going to get one off the back of that. Can't wait!! Thanks!

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:27

Oh no! That's Cravendale off the shopping list then.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:18

I buy Cravendale which is owned by Arla. Its more expensive than the supermarkets own brands, but it's filtered using ceramic plates and it lasts for ages so no waste. I wonder if they have their own dairy farms.

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:06


Snowing here!

I'm thinking of buying a heated propagator as I've purchased sooooo many seeds this year. Has anyone got one, and what do you think of them? I don't mean anything industrial. Just a small window ledge type one. They are on line for around £25.


Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:00

Daft question milk that is retailed in the UK, produced in the UK or is it imported?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 15:06

Yep I reckon that counts Kef.  

By heck, it's great to see a bit of dirt under the old fingernails!


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