Tootles


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Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 15:54

hello

my purple sprouting broccoli seeds have germinated in the greenhouse. Are they too small to be put straight into a raised bed outside? Should I pot them on? Thanks for any advice.


 

Vegetable beds, things you dont move, perennial veg

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 07:48

Chives and mint stay in the same spot. Gooseberries and blackberries too. Ooh and raspberries. 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 19:46

Thanks Mark56. We'll do just that. We've bought some rubber tubing to line the holes so that there will be no nasty sharp edges. 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:43

It was Lou12. He was such a gentle little thing. It's just so very sad.  A lesson for dog walkers to keep dogs on a lead if they can't control or trust them enough not to cause damage. It could have been a child. Doesn't bare thinking about. The lady was very upset.... not as upset as my neighbours children I guess. 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:35

Hi - sadly we had a very nasty incident this morning.  Our garden adjoins open countryside and we have open fencing just acting as a boundary marker. Sadly a dog walker didn't have their dog on a lead this morning and it ran into our garden, mauled and killed my neighbours cat. It was horrific. Everyone is very upset, especially the children. 

As a result we've decided to put chicken wire up along our boundary. Trouble is, we get lots of hedgehogs and we'd hate to block their access. 

We will cut out holes in the chicken wire. The total length is just over 100m. At what intervals do you think we should cut the holes please? Would every 10m be enough? Thanks

Gardeners World Tonight

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:21

Oooh great. I have very mixed success with clematis. 

Cant wait to see the woof woofs again!

Which do you prefer?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:19

Def yellow and black

Compost success!

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:27

Have a fettle under the surface Dyers. I also put some sheets of news paper in which might have helped. 

Dont give up - it's lovely stuff!

Help identifying apline plants

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:02

How pretty. Lovely stone wall too. 

Compost success!

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:01

Thanks. I've been using compost making powder from Wilkos. I also put the odd garden worm in there (although I always feel a bit guilty about that - weird I know!)

i had four garden truggs full. Well worth doing. 

Discussions started by Tootles

Should I use compost - very odd sour smell...

Is it off?? 
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Verbena Bon. question

To prune or not to prune... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2017 at 08:22

Spuds

Can I use these as seed spuds? 
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Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 17:21

Joining the RHS

Is it worth it? 
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Last Post: 01/02/2017 at 18:28

Where has Monty gone?

Humppph 
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Last Post: 27/01/2017 at 19:23

Seed Audit -open packets and out of date

would love to hear your views 
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Last Post: 22/01/2017 at 15:32

Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?

Planning for next year 
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Last Post: 31/12/2016 at 10:15

Friday nights

Humphhhhh 
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Last Post: 21/11/2016 at 18:18

Curious - what do you think?

Is a professional gardener without a garden possible? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2016 at 08:54

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Chomping at the bit to get started  
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Last Post: Today at 17:18

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Another frost? 
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Last Post: 02/05/2016 at 19:01

Finding lots of blue and White pottery when I dig....

Common? 
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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
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