Tootles


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Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 12:38

how long did it take to train yours Dove? mine is pretty stubborn at times but I see it as a challenge! A bit like horse whispering!  let's call it 'man-whispering' !!

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 12:34

What a cutie Michael! That puddy cat looks very comfy! I have a kitty and a clematis and have not had any problems. Would suggest planting it away from any long grass that your cat might consume for digestion in case said cat takes a mouthful in error. 

Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 12:29

Thanks , Lyn, Dove. The youtube link is really helpful! Brill! We're gonna have a go! 

Do you know if rootstock can be purchased?

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 12:27

Hi, we're going to have a go at grafting an apple tree! Does anyone know if it is possible to buy suitable rootstock from garden centre? Called two and neither have any. Is this something one can only buy online? We're in Nottinghamshire and the hunt for rootstock is on!

Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:02

Morning peeps, my other half wants to have a go at some gardening, namely taking a cutting from an Apple tree that has been in his parents back garden for years. It's an eater but we don't know what type. I remember seeing something on the telly box a few years ago, where it was advised that one just takes a cutting. Is it that simple? Anyone done this with success? Any hints and tips hugely appreciated. Eg is now the right time of year? How long should the cutting be? Should it be taken from any particular part (ooop top of tree or closer to the base)? Pot it in the ground or in soil? Use rooting hormone? Thanking you muchlyx

Human irrigation system

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:03

Mike, whenever I see your face on a thread, I make sure I read and pay extra attention because your advice is always so great. Sending you 'get well' wishes, lots of love and sincere thoughts for a speedy recovery x

What to plant in VERY tall, narrow planter

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:38

Clematis benefit from being potted in a deep root pot. Could you stand it against a wall so the clematis could grow with some support?

My Garden

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:30

Looks lovely Scott. Really pretty.

Onions and potatoes

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:22

Anything from two to four weeks in my experience. Depends how deep you planted and the position. Don't be tempted to over water or they will rot. the spuds will show signs of quite dark leaves, easily missed on soil. Onions can start off slowly but often rocket once they get going.  Good luck! Hope you enjoy the wait!

Struggling azeleas

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:19

Hi philip, I find that azaleas often take quite a bit of time to settle in.  mine took around two years before it looked settled and healthy. mine also sounded just as you described but it's fine now. Suggest good watering, but not over watering, and perhaps a gentle feed with specialist azalea feed. They are one of the few plants I use specialist feed on. Hope yours recovers.

 

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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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: 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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