Tootles


Latest posts by Tootles

Should I just re-sow my seeds?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:31

I've had trouble with seed germination too this year. The packet of cucumber seeds had four in it. All put in the same conditions but only one has germinated. Chillies - zero germination. Tomatoes - about a third have germinated. 

Rhubarb blues...

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:44

Thanks Dove! 

 

Rhubarb blues...

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:36

Thanks.  I'll have to go without this year. Was surprised to see the cost of rhubarb in the supermarket.  Maybe a trip to a proper market with veg stalls is needed.

 

Beetrot for a newbie

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:33

Hi Waz, pretty deep I'd say. Minimum of an outstretched hand but suggest going as deep as possible. I grew some beetroot in a smithy tub and they were great. Suggest as wide a pot as possible as they need plenty of room to get fat, even baby sized ones.

Rhubarb blues...

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 19:01

I didn't.... What kind of top dressing would you suggest pls?

Rhubarb blues...

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 18:16

Hi folks, my rhubarb isn't doing well at all. Really short stalks and not at all fat. First year in the ground (had been in a pot for a couple of years before).  Any tips of what I can do to get a better crop next year? Thanks

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Surely these are slow or struggling?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 18:13

Your raspberries may need separating if they are three canes and not one plant.  I got differing advice on this when I asked earlier in the year. I started off by planting as one plant, but there was very little growth so two weeks ago I separated them into three plants and they have rocketed. I don't think now is the best time to do this, although I only did mine two weeks ago and they have really benefitted. 

This is how is was....

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And this is how they are now....

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Where are YOU?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 17:57
otnorot but just call me Bill wrote (see)

I worked 30 years with two fellows from Nottingham and they had such an accent it was very hard to understand them.Ronny Balchin was one fellows name and every one called him marbles.But Ronny and his wife were good friends of mine.It was a bit of a laugh when the two of them got together,then there was no chance of knowing what they were saying.

 Bill

Aye up me owd fruit! I'm a nottingham lass born n bred me duck.  Uni in Liverpool for 3 years, then Uni in Sheffield for a year, then the big smoke that is London for 14 years, then back to my beloved home county (well, on the edge in a small village between Grantham and Newark).  Int it grayet tu be on ear duckeh?! Aftu un ard day at wok it's luvleh to be at om in meh gradin! Am gonna wumph down a cob fomeh tea than gerrourt into meh green-arss fu sum plantin! Grayet int it?! Turah!

 

 

How to propagate Rhododendron

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 06:03

Let us know how you get on Catie. I'd love to so the same and would be really interested to learn how yours get on.

Help with Hostas' location

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 17:05

One of my favourite sights in the garden is seeing the hostas come up. This one always has beautiful purple sprouts (ermm, I'm sure thats not the right term but I hope you know what I mean!?)...

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Discussions started by Tootles

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 14:03

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 13:55

Fab Gardening Programme

Little discovery 
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Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 22:29

The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 20:48

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 22:04

Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 19:07

What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 16:11

A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 10:15

Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 07:03

Yum yum

Cucumber pie, sandwich, cake, lasagne anyone?!?! 
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