Latest posts by Tootles

We all need a bit of cheering up

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 23:18

 Lovely idea!

i had such a good time entering my first village show with home grown produce.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 17:32

Beaten by the light again. 

Cleaned the greenhouse roof. So much brighter now.

Potted on foxgloves, lupins and ami. 

Gave one of the cold frames a good scrub. 

Off to get ready now for a lovely meal with friends in Stamford. Going for Nepales. Yum! 

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. 

Discussions started by Tootles

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Chomping at the bit to get started  
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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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Last Post: 01/05/2016 at 17:02

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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Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 08:04

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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