Latest posts by Tootles

Love a bargain

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 08:10


Ooooh I love a good buy! As its pouring down outside I've been flicking through last months GW Mag and have bought a runner bean stand. Used the discountcode and it came in at £24 instead of £29. Chuffed! Saw the same one on eBay for £34 so think I've got a good buy. 

 I normally use canes but they tend to wobble about as I'm not strong enough to get them deep enough in the ground to be secure. I was tempted to get some willow a chap was selling by the road but too long to fit in my car.

Hope this solves that problem. Now off to find a wood yard that's open to build a bed while the ground is nice and soft. Yippeee! 

Note to self: must not go to the wood yard via the garden centre!! 

Seeds are up!

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 17:28

Don't think I'll ever tire of the enjoyment of seeing seeds germinate. It's fab!

Monty's Dog

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 10:20

I really enjoyed this weeks GW. I think that the content is much better these days. It's relevant, fun and interesting. 

The woofs are brilliant too. 

A pleasure to watch.

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:55

The more I look up the kind suggestions the more I'm looking forwards to having a go at these! Are they best grown from seed or is it better to buy plants? 

Loving the hordeum.

Ive over googled and can't remember what this one is, but it's lovely ....and just what I'm after....


 The Red Baron - will plants easily grow in front of it as I like the idea of it as a backdrop.....


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:33

Put the chicken wire up to dog proof the garden. Really pleased with it as can't really see it from the house. Just in time as an English bull terrier was let off its lead by another irresponsible owner only for a small Scottie dog to get chased and bitten. Tears and a very heated argument followed. Hoping the council will put some signs up soon before anyone else gets hurt. 

Cost effective moss killer

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 07:59

For value you can't beat wilko's. 

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:47

I can feel a new bed being dug out! 

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:38

Top four for me are pennisetum 



 And calamagrostis 

 Might have to have one of each (greedy gut)!

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:16

Thanks so much for the recommendations. Lots of research for me to do. They all sound lovely. 

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 15:29

im looking for something around knee to waist height.  I have the fear that a grass may look messy and out of control hence wanting one that is ornamental and not too wild looking.


Discussions started by Tootles

Verbena Bon. question

To prune or not to prune... 
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Can I use these as seed spuds? 
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Joining the RHS

Is it worth it? 
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Last Post: 01/02/2017 at 18:28

Where has Monty gone?

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Last Post: 27/01/2017 at 19:23

Seed Audit -open packets and out of date

would love to hear your views 
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Last Post: 22/01/2017 at 15:32

Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?

Planning for next year 
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Last Post: 31/12/2016 at 10:15

Friday nights

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Last Post: 21/11/2016 at 18:18

Curious - what do you think?

Is a professional gardener without a garden possible? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2016 at 08:54

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Chomping at the bit to get started  
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Last Post: Yesterday at 18:46

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Another frost? 
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Last Post: 02/05/2016 at 19:01

Finding lots of blue and White pottery when I dig....

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Last Post: 01/05/2016 at 17:02

Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

In case anyone wants to see 
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Last Post: 28/04/2016 at 12:06

Monty - just saying......

Happy Face.... 
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Last Post: 25/05/2016 at 13:01

Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
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Forcing rhubarb

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