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Latest posts by Tootles

Glorous gardens from above

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:00

CW for queen I say! She's brill. Her book is on my shelf as one of my absolute favourites. Joy to watch.

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 21:58

Well it is call Gardeners World...not Strictly Just Gardening. Nigel is a part of Montys gardening world and the show shares that with us, which makes us very lucky as Nigel is a personal Pet. I remember Alan Titchmarsh's cat which was equally as lovely.  

Warning - Roundup Gel

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 20:24

Thanks for the warning. That's awful. I hope your cat is ok.

Gardeners' Logic???

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 08:25

totally agree. Propagation is just magic when it works! Especially when you spot one of whatever it is you've propagated in the garden centre, and often your own tends to look healthier too.  I would love to see some pictures of your successful propagation thecatsmother. Love the name by the way!

Without wanting to burn my bra, I do find that women on the whole tend to be better when it comes to budgeting and financial logic. Especially these days when more and more women have higher salaries, and often work twice as hard to smash through glass ceilings. 

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:44

Pansy - perhaps once I get the hang of it! For now, just imagine a pea on a giant fork!

thanks Dove and Bob. I think it might be a bit of both. I'll have another go after a bit of rain...and eat a few more pies!  Failing that, I'm going to put my favourite song on and have a dance in my high heels!

 

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:10

Hello - I found this wonderful old lawn aeration tool in an old tool shed sale.  I'm delighted with it as judging from the weight of the thing, it's built to last! Trouble is, it has these massive springs on it that are really difficult to compress. I've used the bottle of wine for scale! Now these springs are tough. So much so, that I can only manage to prick my lawn by an inch or so. Is that deep enough to aerate the lawN or do I need to get down to the gym? Thanks in advance.

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Potato berry???

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:02

Thanks Bob! Fascinating stuff this gardening malarkey!

Potato berry???

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 17:19

Hello, just inspecting my spuds and spotted this fruit growing on a stem. It's dark green and has a stalk attached.  Anyone know what it might be? Didn't know that potatoes produce fruits....it's green inside with seeds....

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House Spiders

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 14:21

I'm on the edge of my seat Verdun!! Are you still with us?? Has it nibbled at your toes?? Try singing at it - i hear they are scared of Elvis Presley numbers!

Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 14:16

RATS?! No one mentioned rats!! Might there be rats in there too? Flipping heck! This composting malarkey needs danger money! Eeeekkkkk!!

Discussions started by Tootles

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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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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