Latest posts by Tootles

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 21:37

Me too Gardengirl. Determined to actually cut them this year though! They just looked so pretty in the garden!

Wedding flowers ideas

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:57

Hello - Ive bumped up the cut flower thread as fidget advised. Good luck with it!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:56

Bumping up for the lady growing flowers for her friends wedding in 2017.

Lovely day

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 18:48

What a lovely post. I was working all day to day - sadly the day job and not in the garden. booo. 

Seeds - big and little

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 06:44

Thanks for the tips. The advice on seed packets often seems very generic. I bet if I followed it more I might have more success (!) but I much prefer the advice from people on here, and am grateful for it.

thanks again!

Seeds - big and little

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:33


im always unsure as to how deep to sow seeds in trays. Is it generally acceptable to apply a thin cover to tiny seeds and slightly deeper for larger ones? 

also, is it always best to water from below or do some seeds need a drenching from above?

thanks for any seed tips.

Strawberry plants

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:22

I just let mine keep going - and they seem to carry on! Four years on and the last crop was the largest and tastiest yet. Mine are in a large raised trough. They do tend to run and develop new ones as well. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:06

Beaten by the fading light! Lovely afternoon in the greenhouse. Love this time of year. So full of anticipation and promise of what's to come. Bliss. 

Lanky seedlings

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:03

Hi Gardenviking, I'm in the same boat as you, and I do it every year! I know deep down that it's too early, but the excitement overtakes my brain cells and off I go planting seeds in my heated propogator.

I have spent this afternoon planting my lanky seeds on. I try and plant them deeper than the roots so there is less stem. Sometimes i lose them but other times they are just fine.

Today I did this with didiscus, chilli, snap dragons and coriander....and then I planted more seeds! To be fair, some of them do say to sow in Feb. 

Good luck with yours.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 15:48

A trip to the garden centre to see lots of plug plants for sale, and even tiny tomato seedlings. Got a 10kg tun of Bone Meal for £12.99 which is good value.  About to plant some seeds in the heated propogator and Poole about in the greenhouse until it gets dark.

Discussions started by Tootles

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Another frost? 
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Finding lots of blue and White pottery when I dig....

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Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

In case anyone wants to see 
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Last Post: 28/04/2016 at 12:06

Monty - just saying......

Happy Face.... 
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Last Post: 25/05/2016 at 13:01

Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
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Last Post: 20/04/2016 at 10:45

Forcing rhubarb

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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 19:49

Help! Are Briza grass seeds meant to look like this?

...and how do I sow them please? 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 20:42

Peas and beans up a frame.....

Wire, string or netting? 
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Last Post: 03/04/2016 at 16:35

Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Last Post: 05/04/2016 at 08:35

Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 08:10

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Any recommendations very much appreciated. 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 22:41

Purple sprouting broccoli

What to do next.... 
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Compost success!

It works! 
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Last Post: 15/03/2016 at 07:58

Watering can issue....

Any tips appreciated.... 
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Last Post: 13/03/2016 at 21:16

Pelargoniums (common geraniums) cuttings - where am in going wrong?

would like toga ve more success with cuttings 
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