Latest posts by Tootles

Gardening pics

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:24

I'm with you on photos Steve. I always wish I'd taken more 'before' shots.

Here's my 'disaster' bed. First one is right now, one below was last summer.

When we moved in it was turfed. I've filled it with plants and emptied it three times now and I still can't get it right.  It always looks messy no matter how much TLC I seem to cover it with. 



Apple tree, advice please.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:15

This is the badger.... could the green stuff growing on it be doing damage? The garden centre said not, but I'm not so sure.....



Help choosing plants for alpine garden

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:12

For blossom, a japanese flowering cherry is amazing. The only think is they grow rather large rather quickly. I have a kanzan and it looks stunning in bloom. Not so great at the moment but it's covered in plump buds waiting to burst open into chubby pink blossom flowers....also has the brightest orange and red leaves in Autumn which are illuminous. 


Apple tree, advice please.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:57

Is there a trick to Coxs Orange Pippin? I've had one in (slightly more mature one) for 4 years and it hardly fruits at all. I have a James Greeves next to it that does much better in terms of yield and it is a younger tree. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 13:01

Eeeek, I hope that snow doesn't shuffle down to the East Midlands. I'd welcome it from Nov to Feb, but now we're in March I'd rather it didnt intrude! 

Have checked on my seedlings and had a potter. 

ideas to fill 1645 sq feet area

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 07:45

Sounds like an interesting project Steve34. A before and after photo would be good to see. Like the idea of the bee hive and orchard.

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 07:41

Thanks Bel.

I found the code online rather than the GW mag. Always worth looking for them as they can make quite a difference. 

Really looking forwards to our first little trial!

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 10:27
You have to type the code in Lyn. Type in the box that says 'Have an offer code' this: SAVSP16

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 06:31

Fantastic!  Looking forwards to seeing how we all get along with it. I'll be looking out for the postie!

Yes Lyn, free postage and a further 10% off with the code i found. I thought that made it really good value at £4.95 all in. Not sure how long the code lasts though - I think it said the end of March but I'm not sure. 

To all Monty lovers

Posted: 03/03/2016 at 06:25

Gorgeous dog Jad1.

Discussions started by Tootles

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Chomping at the bit to get started  
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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....

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Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

In case anyone wants to see 
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Monty - just saying......

Happy Face.... 
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Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
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Forcing rhubarb

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

...and how do I sow them please? 
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Peas and beans up a frame.....

Wire, string or netting? 
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Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Any recommendations very much appreciated. 
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Purple sprouting broccoli

What to do next.... 
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Compost success!

It works! 
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Watering can issue....

Any tips appreciated.... 
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