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Latest posts by Tootles

Always read the label!

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 15:46

Last year I thought I'd been a genius by propagating geums. Watered them, fed them, gave them pride of place in the greenhouse....turns out I'd actually propagated wild buttercups, commonly referred to as weeds! Great big fat thick healthy ones though! Doh!

pictures have gone

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 10:26


No trick and treaters here this year, but lots of pumpkins with some amazing carvings. 

birdbaths in sale ?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 10:24

I've seen them in sales in places like b&q and focus. Also, worth going to gardening centres at the moment, as one of our local ones had a whole area dedicated to 50% off. They'd had to make room for their Christmas display so were clearly having a clear out.

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

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 10:20

I'm slicing up now! Plenty to go round. 

Old recipe for Devils Food Cake. Weirdly it's got vinegar in it to curdle the milk; sounds grim, but tastes scrummy!

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

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 07:27

Morning gardening friends! Early Saturday morning baking instead of gardening has resulted in this calorific mountain! Bang goes the diet! It'll be my reward as going to tackle a sorry looking flower bed today. It will also be fuel as going to a Gardening Quiz tonight. Am very excited! Hope you all have lovely plans for the day (which is very very warm so far here in Nottinghamshire) !




Posted: 28/10/2014 at 05:58

We purchased a lawnflite ride on.  The battery went after  18 months of very light use. We were told that it was our fault for not turning over the engine on a weekly basis throughout the winter.  Funny that I didn't recall the salesman telling me about this when I purchased it!


Animal monitoring device

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 08:28


Before the darkness

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 08:20

which one is you Forester2?


bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 08:14

What about asking your neighbour if he would like to share that part of the plot? If it's neglected he may appreciate the help.

Theres just so much in life to get angry and upset about - just watching the news is mega depressing. Not worth you getting upset in a place you clearly get enjoyment from. Think of it as free exercise and if you can, have a chuckle about the ridiculousness of the way some stuff happens..... and if you really want a giggle let me know. My other half has just purchased the most horrendous cycling outfit! It's like a skin tight adult romper suit. I could try and sneak a photo for you!!


Before the darkness

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 07:57

I'd completely forgotten about the clocks! Thanks for the reminder. Yum yum to an extra hour. It's a beautiful fresh morning. I love this time of year. Lots of tidying and beautiful natural scenery. I'm with Lily Pily - love having the log fire on. Can't wait to start battening down the hatches and get cosy.

Discussions started by Tootles

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Anyone got any tips? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 10:43

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 22:58

Anyone done any gardening today?

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 23:28

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Is Unwins any good? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 19:59

Windy - get your pots secure...

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Last Post: 11/01/2015 at 16:46

Gardening clobber...

Faithful favourites.... 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 20:38

Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

About to get wildlife habitat amongst other things destroyed.... 
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Last Post: 31/12/2014 at 19:57


Oh the weather outside is frightful..... 
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Last Post: 31/12/2014 at 08:38

See you later work, two weeks off!

Smiling from ear to ear! 
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Last Post: 22/12/2014 at 00:25

Hey Good Looking.....

Whatcha got cooking...... 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 10:07

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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Last Post: 26/11/2014 at 19:27

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 19:33

Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:03

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:07

What is this cute little beauty please?

Love this plant... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 09:04
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