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Latest posts by Tootles

Autumn lawn maintenance visit

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 06:33

Hi Lyn, yep that includes all the product they use (a secret recipe we're told!) and the person coming to spread it.

Lawn weed

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:15

It's been a shocker of a year for weeds in the grass for me. Do weeds die over winter, or do they just have a nice nap under ground and come back stronger each year?

Autumn is very near

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:13

I bet Cumbria is lovely when the trees turn. My favourite times of the year are the times of change from one season to another. I just love the anticipation of what's to come.

log burner on here too. Lovely and cosy x

Autumn lawn maintenance visit

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:08

Hi Hogweed. My folks have a thin arch of grass in their front garden (about 5ft wide and 20ft long). They have just signed up for Green Thumb to come and treat it as no matter what they feed it or how they treat it, it always looks patchy and weak. I think something is effecting it from under the ground.  I was surprised at the price for such a small piece of lawn ( think it's £25 per visit) which I think is a bit much bearing in mind how much weed n feed you could buy for that price, but I guess the results will show if it's worth it as the shop bought solutions just haven't worked. Hope you manage to get yours sorted.

Garden design

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:02

What colour rose might you have over your arch? Perhaps a nice scented one. I've gone for a white scented combination with a Madam Alfred Carrier rose and a Duchess of Edinborough clematis growing up through it. 

There are some nice tall grasses that I've seen as screens. They make for a lovely texture, with some movement and change of colour. Plus a gentle rustling sound. Sorry I don't know the names but I'm sure other clever folk on here will, or ask at your local garden centre. Good luck with it!

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 22:03

Are sloes very similar looking to damsons, just a bit more round?

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:29

Do you reckon it's going to be an extra chilly winter?  I remember being told that lots of berries is mother natures warning! There are tonnes here.

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:07

Gosh, it's only just 9pm and it's pitch black here! Autumn is defo on its way. No more evening pottering (boooooo). Ah well, looking forward to rusty piles of leaves and holly berries!  The fire's on!!

Passion flower

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:02

Thanks Philippa, Kef. Eek, I'm a bit scared of it now! Not sure I'm after anything rampant. will have to think very carefully about where to plant it....or who to gift it to!

 

Passion flower

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 16:45

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Hello, I purchased this passion flower in spring but didnt plant it out as it looked a little weak, anyhow, it has romped away in a pot. The leaves are turning yellow now. Should I prune it? Should I leave it outside over winter or put it in the greenhouse? Thanks for any tips.

 

Discussions started by Tootles

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: 25/08/2014 at 14:26

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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Last Post: 01/08/2014 at 14:11

What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

I always get stuck at this point! 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 06:41

Courgette questions!

Sorry about the Benny hill style photo.... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 16:31

What do you do with garlic?

Do you dry it out? 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 20:42

Baby pigeon

Did I do the right thing? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 15:21

I want to gag!!

How do I get it off my hands...? 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 06:16

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Hidden extras.... 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 13:52

Is this Elderflower?

And is anyone an Elderflower guru? 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 19:54

Sunflowers

Will they grow in pots? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 15:13
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