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Latest posts by Tootles

Autumn lawn maintenance visit

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:08

Hi Hogweed. My folks have a thin arch of grass in their front garden (about 5ft wide and 20ft long). They have just signed up for Green Thumb to come and treat it as no matter what they feed it or how they treat it, it always looks patchy and weak. I think something is effecting it from under the ground.  I was surprised at the price for such a small piece of lawn ( think it's £25 per visit) which I think is a bit much bearing in mind how much weed n feed you could buy for that price, but I guess the results will show if it's worth it as the shop bought solutions just haven't worked. Hope you manage to get yours sorted.

Garden design

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:02

What colour rose might you have over your arch? Perhaps a nice scented one. I've gone for a white scented combination with a Madam Alfred Carrier rose and a Duchess of Edinborough clematis growing up through it. 

There are some nice tall grasses that I've seen as screens. They make for a lovely texture, with some movement and change of colour. Plus a gentle rustling sound. Sorry I don't know the names but I'm sure other clever folk on here will, or ask at your local garden centre. Good luck with it!

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 22:03

Are sloes very similar looking to damsons, just a bit more round?

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:29

Do you reckon it's going to be an extra chilly winter?  I remember being told that lots of berries is mother natures warning! There are tonnes here.

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:07

Gosh, it's only just 9pm and it's pitch black here! Autumn is defo on its way. No more evening pottering (boooooo). Ah well, looking forward to rusty piles of leaves and holly berries!  The fire's on!!

Passion flower

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 21:02

Thanks Philippa, Kef. Eek, I'm a bit scared of it now! Not sure I'm after anything rampant. will have to think very carefully about where to plant it....or who to gift it to!

 

Passion flower

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 16:45

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57462.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57461.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Hello, I purchased this passion flower in spring but didnt plant it out as it looked a little weak, anyhow, it has romped away in a pot. The leaves are turning yellow now. Should I prune it? Should I leave it outside over winter or put it in the greenhouse? Thanks for any tips.

 

whats cooking from the garden

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 15:00

love your little kitty getting his/her chops into that photo! Your produce looks great! Your stew doesn't sound too bad either! Perhaps a picture when cooked? Yum yum!

Bored of my garden!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 14:54

Hi Claire, wow what a beautiful garden! It looks so pretty. I'd love to achieve a garden like yours. I'm on the other side of the fence with just a large rectangle of grass as a back garden and complete fear about doing anything to it! I get my gardening fix from an allotment area I've created to the side, as well as two borders around the front. I've fallen in to the trap of stuffing my borders full of all sorts and now they are a real mess, very unbalanced. Planning on emptying them out completely this autumn. Am just in the process of researching plant combinations as ive got my heights all wrong and there's no seasonal flow. Is there any way that you could change an area of your garden rather than starting again? It seems such a shame as it is so pretty.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57458.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Clematis

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 21:13

Thanks Fairygirl. I'll do just that. Hope you get lots of lovely flowers on yours.

Discussions started by Tootles

See you later work, two weeks off!

Smiling from ear to ear! 
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Last Post: Today at 00:25

Hey Good Looking.....

Whatcha got cooking...... 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 10:07

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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Last Post: 26/11/2014 at 19:27

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 19:33

Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:03

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:07

What is this cute little beauty please?

Love this plant... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 09:04

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Much pricier than I thought.... 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 20:33

I've just grown this in my oven...

Anyone for a slice? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2014 at 10:20

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 14:22

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 18:02

Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 05/12/2014 at 20:35
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