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Latest posts by Tootles

Preparation for sowing grass seed ?

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 18:06

I mix grass seed with some sand and compost. I always give the surface a good rake before hand too. 

Agree its a little early and cold to do this now though.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 08:24

Other than defrosting the bird bath they'll be no gardening for me - frozen solid here!

pic of me,in my garden, in july,cant wait to get back out there.this pic was ta

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 08:18

What a fab photo. You look very happy and content, and your garden looks beautiful.

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 08:14

Terry Walton should get his own allotment programme as should the fabulous Christine Walkden who should have a programme looking into everyday gardening folks back gardens.

I agree, a new face on GW would be good. Someone that doesnt have prescribed media training, but does have a passion and natural talent. A real personality without being overly animated.

I think the programme makers should visit a few gardening clubs or allotments to talent spot, rather than advertising in a media mag. even if it is for gardeners.

Someone with a real accent too!! We hear so few on the telly box.

Age shouldn't come into it for me. Monty's recent article on that topic was spot on.

Also, someone with a natural body shape please! 

 

 

Simplify Gardening - Close to perfect tools?

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 06:08

Some thing to plant bulbs in the lawn. I always struggle with that.

is there such a thing as an electric edging tool? I use a strimmer but it can take ages. Im thinking along the lines of a round turning blade on a pole with a sort of mud guard for protection. 

 

Soft fruit

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 06:03

I agree with Dave. Perhaps do a soil test to see what it's like. They are quiet cheap from garden centres. What fruit are you going to grow? Very exciting!

flower seeds

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 06:01

I have trouble with verbena seed but I know for some people they grow like weeds! 

Ive started a few off already. The geraniums are up and don't appear to go going leggy. Sweet peas too. I know it's probably to early but I can't resist!

you can't plant some herbs indoors any time of year (according to the packets anyway)! I've got basil and dill on the go in my heated propogator. 

Winter Plants in hanging baskets, tubs

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 07:38
I've put a lovely evergreen with red berries in one of my pots and it looks smashing. I think it's called a gultheria.

Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 19:39

Heee heee! I bet it'll be another five years before we set a date! 

I can't get used to having a ring on that finger!

Still smiling!

Can't believe I'm officially a fiancée! Wooo hoooo! 

Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 18:20

BBC radio Nottingham Darly. The presenter, John Holmes read it out just after the news at 9.30am. I appear  (after a Michael Jackson song) a jibbering wreck!!

 

Discussions started by Tootles

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: 26/04/2016 at 08:33

Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
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Last Post: 20/04/2016 at 10:45

Forcing rhubarb

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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 19:49

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

...and how do I sow them please? 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 20:42

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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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 22:41

Purple sprouting broccoli

What to do next.... 
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Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 08:04

Compost success!

It works! 
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Last Post: 15/03/2016 at 07:58

Watering can issue....

Any tips appreciated.... 
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Last Post: 13/03/2016 at 21:16

Pelargoniums (common geraniums) cuttings - where am in going wrong?

would like toga ve more success with cuttings 
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Last Post: 06/03/2016 at 15:37
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