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Latest posts by Tootles

Seed compost

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 15:52

I've found seed compost to be a bit too heavy in the past. Mind, that is probably because of me being an over eager waterer!  

Clematis

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 15:49

Thanks obelisk. When do you think I should plant them out. I was thinking March time? Is it likely that I'll get flowers on them this year?

Clematis

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 15:28

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 They've arrived! We'll packaged albeit the pots are small. They look healthy though. It cost £17 for these four. I went for bees jubilee, early sensation, dr ripples and duchess of Edinburgh. Will let you know how they do. I'm going to put them in the greenhouse until the weather picks up. Might pot them on too before going outside.

Cats in Gardens

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 20:21

I abhor the aggression that is displayed here. Perhaps it isn't intentional, but it really is unnecessary. With so many contradictions and nonsensical comments there is absolutely no point in responding with anything other than a gentle request to plead for folk to please try and be nicer to all who share this little planet of ours. You'll feel better for it, honest!

I'll say no more.

Over and out from me on this thread X

If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 19:49

Well said Brumbull. Live and let live people.  

So upsetting to read some of these comments. 

What's the best type of greenhouse

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 11:28

I hadn't thought of lighting a sulphate candle Brumbull. Great idea! I'll copy that if I may, thanks. I was quite surprised at how much more light comes in after cleaning the glass. I felt a wee bit guilty for disturbing the odd spider though! Far too soft for my own good!

Good luck with the hunt Geof3. I hope you find a good un. Now is a great time of year as I found a couple of good ones being sold as people approach a spring clean. I also found a couple listed on ebay by garden centres who we're looking to get rid of old stock.

What's the best type of greenhouse

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 09:25

I spent all last weekend giving it a good clean. The glass is now sparkling and I'm ready to get stuck in with my pottering! 

What's the best type of greenhouse

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 08:39

....couldn't agree with you more Brumbull. Especially useful for tea drinking, biscuit dunking and radio listening in too

Cats in Gardens

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 08:35

Gosh, what an upsetting thread. Labelling anyone who has a cat as irresponsible? Heavens above! There is so much joy to be had from gardening and also many many challenges. Just as there is so much joy to be had from owning a pet - any pet.  They all come with the odd negative, as do human beings....displayed here by the attitudes of people who can't just live and let live and perhaps think on...ask my best friends severely disabled son (wheelchair bound after being hit by a drunk driver) who started talking and interacting with his family again after being giving a cat to take care of. I can't begin to describe what a positive effect it had on him and their family. So next time folk get upset about an animal doing what it does naturally, think on a little bit please. There is often a bigger picture, and lots of far more worthy causes to vent your frustrations on. I hope this thread ends here.

What's the best type of greenhouse

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 08:13

Hello - it's year number two for me and my greenhouse. Best garden purchase I have made. I got a Robinsons. After doing a lot of research, it was always going to be a stand alone one and it was either going to be a robinsons, halls or a rhino for me.  Ended up getting an absolute bargain off ebay; a nearly new robinsons. The costly bit was paying someone to dismantle, collect and install in my garden, not to mention getting the right surface down to put it on. But it has been a dream though. I'd was worried about mould and damp with a lean to one, probably unnecessarily so though.

Discussions started by Tootles

The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 20:48

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 14:26

Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 19:07

What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 16:11

A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 10:15

Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 07:03

Yum yum

Cucumber pie, sandwich, cake, lasagne anyone?!?! 
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Last Post: 01/08/2014 at 14:11

What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

I always get stuck at this point! 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 06:41

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

Sunflowers

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