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Latest posts by Tootles

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:12
I'm doing an experiment with some in the greenhouse and some outside. A kind advisor on hear told me that they need a good blast of cold to split and become lots of little cloves. If they are too warm they just grow into a single big clove. I was a bit late putting them in but am hoping the recent chills will have forgiven my delay!

Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:06
I'm going to plonk mine in this weekend. Would welcome hearing form anyone when their first shoots are showing. Good to know if we're at similar stages across the Uk. I'm on the border of Nottingham and Lincolnshire.

Home Baking

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 19:10

I think I've just put on 3 stone by reading this thread!!  Yum yum!!

Advice on my overgrown garden (inc pics!)

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 19:02

I think there is some stuff you can get to inject in roots like this and it kills the whole thing.  Save digging but may take a fewmonths / a year to work.  Sorry I dont know what it's called but I'm sure a good garden centre would know.  Also need to be careful it doesnt effect your soil.  Good luck!  you clearly wont need to go to the gym!!


Posted: 17/04/2013 at 18:36

I've grown from seed for the first time and they have really taken off.  Thick healthy baby plants.  Didnt loose a single one to the cold.

Good Evening FORKERS - Page 2

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 19:13
It was smashing in Nottinghamshire today. Feels like spring at last! Spent the day planting seeds and re-arranging plants in the greenhouse. Bliss!

Tomato plants wanted

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 19:08
I sowed some in my unheated greenhouse and lost them all to the cold so have sown afresh today. the ones for sale in my local garden centre were tiny so am sure my seeds will catch up. One tiny plant to buy was 99p....a packet of 10 seeds was ??1.99.

Compost bins - tips welcome!

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 17:45
Thanks folks.

Shall I??

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 17:01
Turds and du-da! Rich B, that made me cry laughing! Love it!

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 20:57
Thanks m.m.paws. Great tips.

Discussions started by Tootles

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


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

Naughty Frost!

Tatie tips look tinged.... 
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Last Post: 08/05/2014 at 20:06

Hurry up Friday!

I'm missing you! 
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Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 20:56


Or have I planted weeds?! 
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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 13:24

Rhubarb blues...

Stumpy stalks.... 
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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 19:44

Do you know if rootstock can be purchased?

Garden centres or just online? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 21:47

Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Apple crumble in a few years? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 12:54

Soggy Discentra

Root purchased from wilko's 
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Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 20:15


Is it too early to put these babies outside? 
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