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Latest posts by Tootles

getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 11:41

Lots of sparrows, yellow tits, collared doves and blackbirds here. Gorgeous to see from the kitchen window.

Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 11:31

Aggressive, over-the-top individuals.

Oh, and the smell of that nettle potion!!

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:52

Which one are you going for StarGL?  Is This Love is a classic? Or Only You? So so good!

Got to admit, Push It by Salt and Peper is also an old favourite!  Good one to jiggle ones bits too in a vain attempt to lose a bit of excess mince pie blubber!

What is catching your eye?

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 13:28

thanks for the link. I think I'll give it a miss - sounds slow, and big, and tricky!

What is catching your eye?

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 13:09

I'd like to try growing ginger too. I'd heard it is quite invasive - anyone grown it before?

I can never start the pull cord mowers Lyn! I End up looking like (even more of) a nutter trying to yank ours into life 

On the seeds / plant catalogues; my eyes lit up at the lovely colours and photos in the Sarah Raven one yesterday. I was thinking WOW, I wish I could grow such perfect Blooms!  On closer inspection though, the images look a bit faked. Like they've been doctored or superimposed onto background shots. I wonder if I'm paranoid or if they actually do this??

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 12:51

I love this thread. 

Just had one of those moments when you rediscover a singer from years ago....who remembers Alison Moyet? What a belting voice!

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 09:19

Hi you remember those leggy fellows i posted in the photo on page one? Well here they are now...a bit more bushy from plenty of nipping out.  is it possible to 'over nip out' (no rudeness intended!)?!


Greenhouse advice!

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 09:15

Thanks Lyn. There certainly is a comfy chair in there! Well used. Its one of those camping ones with a holder on each arm for tea n biscuits! Isn't sitting in a greenhouse one if the best things ever!!

Sweet pea advice

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 09:12

 Here are mine. They were really leggy, but managed to make them bush out a bit by snipping out the tops. 


New Year Gardening Resolutions

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:53

I'm going to have a go at a cut flower garden in one if my raised beds.  Will sacrifice spuds to do it. Hope it's worth it! Excited!!

Discussions started by Tootles

Broad beans - should they look like this?

But knarly! 
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Happy Easter - know your bunnies

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Crow or raven?

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Last Post: 29/03/2015 at 11:43

Gardeners world free seeds...

Did anyone else manage to get some....? 
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Last Post: 25/04/2015 at 10:06

Blind daffs solution??

Anyone tried this.... 
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Last Post: 29/03/2015 at 10:59

Hedges - anyone else noticed....

Big cut... 
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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 10:51

Stealing or foraging?

What do you think? 
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Last Post: 16/03/2015 at 07:53

Pricey blooms on St Valentine's day

But lovely all the same... 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 11:46

Realised bed surprise!

Lucky me! 
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How did they get there... 
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The sun has got his hat on....

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Last Post: 10/03/2015 at 22:20

I wish someone would invent....

Ideas to make life easier... 
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Last Post: 26/01/2015 at 21:49

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Anyone got any tips? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:48

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
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Last Post: 11/02/2015 at 10:02

Anyone done any gardening today?

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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