Tootles


Latest posts by Tootles

Cut flower vases, jugs.....

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 17:42

Got to admit that I love a bit of chintz....my mum spotted this beauty in the window of a charity shop today and I just had to have it!

It was pretty manky inside but it's washed up a treat! They will have to be some pretty loud flowers to compete with this one! Maybe it'll be better for some nice fruit punch.

I LOVE it! 


 

knee pads

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 15:21

I use material ones with a spongy padding that attach with velcro straps. I hand washed them last week and they are fine.

What's the difference between....

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 07:13

Thanks Berghill. You know your stuff!

In very simple terms (for my small brain)  how should they be used differently in gardening, or do they do the same thing?

i ask because both are on offer in Aldi!

 

What's the difference between....

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 20:38

what's the difference  between vermiculite and pearlite please?

Monty's dream gardens

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 19:27

Can't wait! Loved it last week.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 07:11

Watching the sun rise here. Bright red sun today and blue sky with the odd little cloud.  Rabbits playing in the field and the birds are tweeting away. Just lovely.

Gu pots and pringle lids.

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 07:56

Thanks Dinah - I do believe I have some half eaten sour cream and chive flavour Pringles lingering in the cupboard from Christmas!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 06:01

Ooooh, beautiful Lupins Busy. 

Dont worry Steve, the walled part is a small bit of the garden with a big wooden 5 bar gate to the left followed with open country side beyond and an open arch to the right. We often get hedgehogs - they can certainly move. We didn't realise how quick they can run!

Thanks for the planting tips Verdun. I'll have to look some of those up as my knowledge isn't nearly wide enough!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 21:05

Mixed colour lupins.

Thanks for the tips. Can't wait to get back digging at the weekend! 

Do you think I should out some curves in it, or will that conflict with the curve of the wall?

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:10
Thanks so much for the feed back. I'll widen it then. I was thinking I'd plant less varieties and more in numbers as I've made the mistake in two other deep beds of putting in too many individual plants that don't mix well. I've plonked those obelisks there to think about height. Is there a dunce list of front and back plants? For example, I've got some lovely lupins on the go. Are they a front or rear of border plant and what goes well with them?
Thanks ever so much!

Discussions started by Tootles

Friday nights

Humphhhhh 
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Curious - what do you think?

Is a professional gardener without a garden possible? 
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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....

Common? 
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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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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 20:42

Peas and beans up a frame.....

Wire, string or netting? 
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Last Post: 03/04/2016 at 16:35

Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Last Post: 05/04/2016 at 08:35

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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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 22:41

Purple sprouting broccoli

What to do next.... 
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