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Latest posts by Tootles

Be careful what you wish for!

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:26

What a fantastic position to be in! Please please can you post a photo? Would love to see!

sounds like you won't need gym membership going forwards!


Posted: 09/02/2015 at 21:21

Dolly bird?! Brillint! Not heard that turn of phrase since 1974!  It sits next to 'Chickerdee' and 'Crumpet' in memories of my dad (when my mum was out of ear shot)!

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 05:59

Love your post Frank. Right up my street! 

Raised beds and nutrients

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 21:03

Also, best not to grow the same thing in the same bed two years in a row. Rotate what you grow. 

Like Lireo does, I put manure in mine (did it yesterday) along with ash from the fire. Also does no harm to buy some food / fertiliser and sprinkle it on.  A good dog over too works wonders, especially this time of year when the ground can be frozen. A gentle dig, leaving the big chunks on the top, will allow the soil to break down naturally. 

Perhaps you could grow herbs, or flowers for cutting, where you grew veg last year.

such a great thing to get the kids involved. 


butterfly sighting

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 18:57

How lovely Blubell. So nice to spot wildlife.

Realised bed surprise!

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 18:55

I am a very lucky lass indeed. I reckon I'll put some flowers for cutting in it. I'm going to work on him to do another one!!  I reckon a couple of steaks and a packet of M&Ms will do it! Watch this space! 

Cheap greenhouse - advice please!

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 17:58

Have a look at ebay. That's where I got mine and it was a real bargain. You might be lucky and get a good glass one. The cheaper ones don't tend to move well, once up. A second hand glass one would be my suggestion....if you can find one of course. Good luck with it!

Realised bed surprise!

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 17:50

Sorry the title should be Raised Bed Surprise!  Fat fingers!!

Realised bed surprise!

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 17:48

Evening all

Wanted to get a couple more raised beds but our local garden centres don't seem to have them in stock yet. What a lovely home today to find that my other half has built me one! It's pretty darn good too!! Very impressed and very happy! Can't wait to fill it! I love homemade kit!


Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 17:43

Orphan ducklings!! That's sooooo cute!

Sounds like a lovely selection there Lesleyk.  Would love to know how the monarda gets on. Looks smashing.

Gardengirl, cut flowers are such a fab idea aren't they...hoping its a success. 



Discussions started by Tootles

Beautiful Day

Gorgeous in the garden... 
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Help with tree-in-a-pot identity...

What are these beauties? 
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Does anyone know much about Veronicas?

How to propogate 
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Last night's Gardeners World

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Broad beans - should they look like this?

But knarly! 
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Happy Easter - know your bunnies

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Crow or raven?

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Gardeners world free seeds...

Did anyone else manage to get some....? 
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Blind daffs solution??

Anyone tried this.... 
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Hedges - anyone else noticed....

Big cut... 
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Stealing or foraging?

What do you think? 
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Pricey blooms on St Valentine's day

But lovely all the same... 
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Realised bed surprise!

Lucky me! 
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How did they get there... 
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The sun has got his hat on....

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