Latest posts by Tootles

Dahlias stopped growing!

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 13:02

Just enough so that they don't completely  dry out. Mine are in full sun so I give them a drink every two to three days now and then when it gets hot I try to water them most evenings. 

When they do flower remember to dead head the flowers once the petals have come off. Do this a lot as this will get them to keep flowering throughout the summer. 

Good luck with them. So pretty and well worth growing. 

Dahlias stopped growing!

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 09:29

Mine do the same and the all of a sudden they seem to rocket! I keep them comfortably watered. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 09:25

Morning! Had a fab Saturday. Started emptying the greenhouse so that I can get my tomatoes and cucumbers in.

spotted a pod on my broad beans! first time of growing them so very exciting. Not sure if they should be picked now or left for a bit. 

Am just listening to my local gardening show on the radio and will then get back out there.  Just seen my other half off as he's doing a bike ride in Cambridge today. 

Everything is growing merrily. Water butts are emptying fast though. 

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 09:17

Welcome back pansyface. Lovely to see you on the Forum.

best wishes 

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 07:02

I'm out for 48 hours too. I don't like bullies. 

Wishing you well Pansy X X 

pet companions

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 08:55

This is Mr Sydney. We adopted him from the Cats Protection League almost two years ago. He's about 9 years old and is partially sighted and just adorable.

We didn't hear him meow for quite a while. He has certainly found his voice now!  He has become such a character and has us wrapped around his little paws! We love him to bits.

Anyone a member of RHS?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 22:15

Does anyone know how much tickets will cost to the chatsworth show for members and none members?can't find any info on price on the rhs website


Courgettes - anyone put theirs out yet?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 21:46

I hope they'll be more little seedlings waiting for you Zoomer. 

i spotted some for sale in a local garden centre so if all else fails you could still maybe buy some...but I know it's not quite as satisfying as growing your own from seed. 

I've only ever had a bumper crop once when I lived in London and sowed them into a patch at the end of the garden. Had loads that year.  I've had success with them since but never as good as that year.  I'm told that consistent watering is the trick. 

Courgettes - anyone put theirs out yet?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 21:23

Defo me owd fruit!! 

Hoping for some good'uns this year. I normally grown them in large pots with mixed results, so giving three of them a 1m sq bed to share.  


Posted: 26/05/2016 at 23:17

Other than not looking very nice, does black spot do any actual damage please?

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