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Latest posts by Tootles

Windowsill propagator

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 05:57

Ditto. I wouldnt be without mine. Also it is narrow so doesn't take up too much room and is easy to store when not in use. it is also easy to clean.

The Gingernut Cover-up ?

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 09:17

What's the latest with the shortage crisis please? Are the ginger nuts back in stock??

I'm consoling myself with double chocolate digestives. It's hard, but I'm sure I'll pull through 

Fishing for sympathy!

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 09:13

Ouch! Hope you're feeling better Steve. Happy belated birthday wishes to you x

Preparation for sowing grass seed ?

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 18:06

I mix grass seed with some sand and compost. I always give the surface a good rake before hand too. 

Agree its a little early and cold to do this now though.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 08:24

Other than defrosting the bird bath they'll be no gardening for me - frozen solid here!

pic of me,in my garden, in july,cant wait to get back out there.this pic was ta

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 08:18

What a fab photo. You look very happy and content, and your garden looks beautiful.

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 08:14

Terry Walton should get his own allotment programme as should the fabulous Christine Walkden who should have a programme looking into everyday gardening folks back gardens.

I agree, a new face on GW would be good. Someone that doesnt have prescribed media training, but does have a passion and natural talent. A real personality without being overly animated.

I think the programme makers should visit a few gardening clubs or allotments to talent spot, rather than advertising in a media mag. even if it is for gardeners.

Someone with a real accent too!! We hear so few on the telly box.

Age shouldn't come into it for me. Monty's recent article on that topic was spot on.

Also, someone with a natural body shape please! 



Simplify Gardening - Close to perfect tools?

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 06:08

Some thing to plant bulbs in the lawn. I always struggle with that.

is there such a thing as an electric edging tool? I use a strimmer but it can take ages. Im thinking along the lines of a round turning blade on a pole with a sort of mud guard for protection. 


Soft fruit

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 06:03

I agree with Dave. Perhaps do a soil test to see what it's like. They are quiet cheap from garden centres. What fruit are you going to grow? Very exciting!

flower seeds

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 06:01

I have trouble with verbena seed but I know for some people they grow like weeds! 

Ive started a few off already. The geraniums are up and don't appear to go going leggy. Sweet peas too. I know it's probably to early but I can't resist!

you can't plant some herbs indoors any time of year (according to the packets anyway)! I've got basil and dill on the go in my heated propogator. 

Discussions started by Tootles

Proposal on the local gardening show!

He's only gone and done it! 
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Morning has broken

Just had to share.... 
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Some random questions....

Planning from my sofa! 
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Carrots - what's the secret?!

How to get some good ones. 
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In our thoughts

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Turnips and Broad Beans...

What to do over winter.... 
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Plant ID help please

Pink flowers.... 
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Boooo. No more GW until spring.

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Plant identity question..

Border plant... 
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Strange problem....

Mouse in the oven 
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Gardener's rewards...

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Not quite ripe seeds....

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Bird box where bees had been all summer....

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Blood moon....

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Azaleas, camellias and rhodies in pots.....over wintering?

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