Tootles


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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

Hello

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.

Tomato variety

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 15:45

I tried to grow losetto last year as part of the Gardeners World Tomato trial for blight resistance. It was the only seed that didn't germinate for me. Fandango germinated very well but I found the skins of the tomatoes a little tough.

I really like Golden Sunrise and Chocolate Cherry for different colour and flavour, along with good old Gardeners Delight for reliable cropping. Precious is also a good one. Excellent flavour and large tomatoe.

 

Songs for Valentine's Day

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 18:12

KEF you are a genius! Denis R is inspired!  

However.......this tops them all.  

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C8QJmI_V3j4

Case closed - the most romantic song ever, surely?!

Rented House - Concrete garden

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 17:56

Where do I find a tenant that likes gardening?! My last four tenants have added to the garden by dumping rubbish and not lifting a finger to do so much as cut the grass (with the brand new mower provided).  Your landlord is very very lucky lansy.

Discussions started by Tootles

Friday nights

Humphhhhh 
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Curious - what do you think?

Is a professional gardener without a garden possible? 
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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....

Common? 
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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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Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
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Forcing rhubarb

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

...and how do I sow them please? 
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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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Purple sprouting broccoli

What to do next.... 
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