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Latest posts by Tootles

Dahlias grown from seed, tubers?

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 13:58

Not a daft question at all sweet pea. yep there will be tubers. I grew mine from seed and was astounded at the size of the tubers they produced in just one year. Best to dig up very carefully as easy to stab into them. I decided not to dig mine up as it was so easy to grow them from seed. Good luck with the house move by the way.

Advice please

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 13:46

Hello - I phoned in to my local gardening radio show with this very question last year! I was advised to move it just after flowering. If it has buds forming on it now for next year then I'd probably avoid moving it in case the shock upsets the buds. If you don't mind risking losing the flowers for next year then you could move it now. 

Beautiful plants. Don't forget the ericasious (terrible spelling!) compost.

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:29

If you ever see any hoola hoops in charity shops or on car boots, you can use those. Just cut them in half. You know, the ones that you used to try and keep round your waist with a good wiggle!?! And not the eating ones!

New driveway=new bed :-)

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:26

A little tip on the window cleaning is to pop in the soil a small 'foot sized' tile or broken bit of slab. That way you have somewhere to stand without trending on your lovely plants. 

What a great project. Please can we see photos when done?

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

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:05

Yep I am definitely very very lucky. 

Have been out to have another look this morning and am still in awe of how he did it!

i hope if I ever get to be a mum I'll be half as practical as they are! Definitely from a family of grafters.

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

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 23:11

What is it about dads that makes them so amazing?  A 'delightful' little darling decided to throw a missile from the pub garden next to my back garden and smash a large sheet of glass in my greenhouse. Dad measured up, ordered the glass, collected it, paid for it and finally, despite me doubting it was humanly possible, fitted it! How on earth he got it in without taking the greenhouse apart is beyond me. I was convinced it wouldn't fit in. He is simply BRILLIANT!  Especially given he's 76 and has terrible arthritis in his hands too. 

My mum is beyond cool too. She just has a nack of making everything look lovely, clean, tidy and homely.  

I am one very lucky gardener x

 

Garden Sitcom Name.

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 23:01

I'm with bbcoaster - Bekkie Hughes your other half deserves a fan club! Brilliant!

Garden Sitcom Name.

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 22:00

Pollination, Pollination, Pollination! (sorry Kirsty and phil)!

Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:15

I feel like I've missed out for years now!! I love the combination of the presenters. The lady has a lovely soft accent. I've been watching it on my commute to work. I spotted a dog on the episode today so got my much valued pet fix! It's brill.

Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 05:50

Hi, I just wanted to share with those of you who'd love to see another gardening show on the telly. I discovered one called Beechgrove and it's absolutely brilliant. Thing is I think it's BBC Scotland. I can only find it on my iPhone and as I'm a bit of a technophobe I have no idea what channel on the normal telly that it would be on, or if indeed a normal telly can only pick it up if you live in Scotland. Anyhow, im sure those of you who are good at the internet could pick it up. Bbc I player I think. 

Sorry if this is a well known show (I must sound like a plonker for those who know the show well) but for those who like me had never heard of it, it's brilliant! Really interesting and basic gardening. For me, the content is loads more relevant than Gardeners World although I love monty, Nigel and carol! Definitely a place for both. 

Discussions started by Tootles

Hey Good Looking.....

Whatcha got cooking...... 
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Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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What is this cute little beauty please?

Love this plant... 
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A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Much pricier than I thought.... 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 20:33

I've just grown this in my oven...

Anyone for a slice? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2014 at 10:20

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 14:22

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 18:02

Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

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: 05/12/2014 at 20:35

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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