Tootles


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 07:58

Ive just had an early morning peek in the greenhouse. So much activity! Seeds germinating, seedlings putting on new leaves, cuttings taking. Wish so much that I could have a day in there.

Instead I have to drive for almost 4 hours to go curling...yes, brushing ice when I'd rather be brushing my garden path. Corporate client entertaining - roll on retirement...only 20 years to go.

Sad news rip Victoria Wood

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:53

Such sad news. So young.

So upsetting that the evil C has taken another life. God I hate hate hate it. 

Place your bets....

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 07:24

Forecast to be a belter here today between Grantham and Newark....but the weekend is predicted to be right chilly.

Looks like, by the law of averages, it's going to be the end of May before anything goes out without protection then.

Place your bets....

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 20:33
Hello I'm in the East Midlands - anyone else in this neck of the woods and brave enough to start planting out? Or do you think that the dreaded frosts will be back?

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 06:24

Signed. 

i hope the BBC listens....how lovely for it go get some much demand for one of its shows.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:12

A day of dreaming about gardening. Firstly when wedged into a jam packed tube, secondly when dealing with an unreasonable client, and thirdly when dealing with a case of misconduct....all made bearable with 30 seconds of closing my eyes and imagining being wrist deep in potting compost! 

Gardening really is therapy sometimes, even if it is only the thought of it.

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 06:14

Looking at yours again Victoria, you have the same early stages of flowers. They seem to be hanging down on these plants at the moment.  Hoping that they grow as spikes as per the description.

Hope yours grows on you Jinxy. Im hoping it'll come into its own when it's a bit larger and established.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 18:07

That's pretty Flumpy.

I commented to my other half about the disappearing compost and I got a physics lesson in response. Apparently "matter can neither be created or destroyed" .... but can 'matter' tell me where my compost goes?!! 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 10:53

Busy-Lizzie, I think greenhouse shuffling should be an official sport! I seem to spend hours doing it but it's amazing how much more can be nudged in with a bit of tinkering isn't it?!

your choice of plants sounds lovely rosemummy. Great combinations. 

Im going to nip over to my inlaws later as they are going out. ive been helping them with their garden so will do some more as a surprise for when they return. 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 10:43


 

Wow Chicky! Your flower looks great! I've just nipped out to look at mine. It's been in the greenhouse up until last weekend when I popped it in a cold frame. 

its got three flowers coming! Only small just yet but looks really healthy!  Its leaves are closer in colour to yours Victoria Sponge. Glad it's a tough plant. It'll need to be under my care!

im sure you'll get flowers soon Sophie. Must be the difference between it being inside and outside. Bet having it outside earlier will make for a stronger plant. Might pop mine in the border at the end of the month. The frost today has scared me off!


 

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