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Latest posts by Tootles

Greenhouse learner

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 19:54

How lovely reiver.  If you're anything like me the greenhouse will soon become your sanctuary.  Unfortunately I'm a long way off retirement, but I absolutely love popping in to my greenhouse first thing in the morning and as soon as I get in from work. A much welcome place for some peace and quiet away from computers, phones and meetings. Like woodgreen wonderboy, a radio is essential, as is a place for a cuppa. It's my first year of being a proud and happy owner.  I was wondering if courgettes and runner beans can be grown in one or do they do better outside?  Ooh and aubergines too.  Like you, I am guilty of overwatering.  

I reckon I can physically feel my stress levels drop when I step inside mine!  Love it!


Posted: 27/04/2013 at 18:25

Afternoon folks, is it ok to put my small tommy plants in my greenhouse bed or should they be kept in pots for a while? Thanks

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 16:07

If you go to the competitions page on this website there is a competition to win plants from them.  I'm not sure how relevant this is at all (!) just an observation. 

Cat Poo in the compost !

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 07:59
My friends severely disabled son has a cat. Since owning the cat (from a rescue centre) my friends son's speech has improved loads ( as he's always chatting away to the cat) and his movement is so much better too. The cat provides him with companionship, responsibility, fun and love. I sincerely hope that none of their neighbours feel the need to hurt or scare his cat simply for its natural behaviour. Very often there is a bigger picture, I appreciate on both sides of the cat debate, but some of the suggestions I've read on this forum are worryingly cruel and very very wrong.

Small Urban Gardens and Water Butts - Advice Required

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 07:31
What about designing a water butt that has a dual purpose? For example, a hollow plastic bench but somehow with a tap maybe on the arm? Or an attractive planter shaped butt? Even hollow plastic fencing? Or design something that allows you to direct sink or bath water to a butt that could be sold to house builders?

Kohl rabi

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 18:45
Thanks ever so much folks. Great help as always.

Cat Poo in the compost !

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 18:37
Cotty1000, please don't post silly comments like that.

Cat Friendly Plant Suggestions

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 11:18

Kohl rabi

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 20:52
For some reason I'd imagined I'd get a few from each plant! Doh! I'll try sowing direct. Now a good time to do this? Thanks for the tip on them not liking dry soil tootsietim. Please forgive this next question ( I'm cringing to ask as I must sound rather dim) but is a stem corm something that grows under the soil, like beetroot does?

When will I learn?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 20:46
You must have vary nimble fingers! It'll be worth it when they flower. Lovely.

Discussions started by Tootles

Courgette questions!

Sorry about the Benny hill style photo.... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 16:31

What do you do with garlic?

Do you dry it out? 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 20:42

Baby pigeon

Did I do the right thing? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 15:21

I want to gag!!

How do I get it off my hands...? 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 06:16

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Hidden extras.... 
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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 13:52

Is this Elderflower?

And is anyone an Elderflower guru? 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 19:54


Will they grow in pots? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 15:13

Naughty Frost!

Tatie tips look tinged.... 
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Last Post: 08/05/2014 at 20:06

Hurry up Friday!

I'm missing you! 
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Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 20:56


Or have I planted weeds?! 
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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 13:24

Rhubarb blues...

Stumpy stalks.... 
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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 19:44

Do you know if rootstock can be purchased?

Garden centres or just online? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 21:47

Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Apple crumble in a few years? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 12:54

Soggy Discentra

Root purchased from wilko's 
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Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 20:15


Is it too early to put these babies outside? 
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