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Latest posts by Tootles

When will I learn?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 20:41
What is it nut c.?

Kohl rabi

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 20:19
Thanks Happymarion. When I lived in London my neighbours dad gave me one that he'd grown and it was utterly delicious! Now I've moved and have a new veg garden I can't wait to try and grow it myself. Do you get many from each plant? Is the plant size comparable to a courgette plant?


Posted: 20/04/2013 at 20:04
Hi Tilley B....just wanted to say that if you use the Morrisons stuff please be really careful and do it on a still day as I imagine that breathing it in or getting it on your hands won't do you any good. It's a powdery mix in a box. Good luck to you and the bump!

Kohl rabi

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 19:55
Any advice appreciated on where best to grow kohl rabi. Plus how big should the plants be before I plant them in their final place? Any other growing tips on this veg much appreciated as always.

Cat Poo in the compost !

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 19:50
Hi SV, my cat drops some mighty stink bombs in my flower beds and I've found it can scorch young plants and older plants certainly don't gain anything from it. I remove it all every couple of weeks. It also honks! Especially when I've missed a bit and only discover it when I'm on my hands and knees digging over the soil! If I were you I'd try and pick it out rather than dig it in.

The price of compost

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 19:41
Thanks for the replies. The brand is J Arthur Bowers. I think I might just give it a go.

The price of compost

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 08:06
Morning, glorious in notts this morning. May I ask, would you say that three bags of 60l compost for ??10 is good value? Thanks


Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:33
I used weed and feed from Morrisons ( own brand so good on price) on a patch that was 70% weeds as a last attempt. It was so thick of weeds that I actually thought I'd have to dig it up completely. The Morrisons stuff was BRILL! Worked a treat and so much better than I could have imagined. The weeds went black and then not long after it turned into a lush grassed area. This was last year and its still looking fab.

Friday picture thread

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:19
Ah Salino - glad you posted that. I thought it was just me and my poor IT skills. I don't have the 'tree' icon showing?

New and having problems

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:16
I sympathise as I want to have a go at putting some photos on but I don't get the 'tree' icon when I post. I wonder if its because I'm using an ipad rather than a poot poot (my terminology is a reflection of my IT skills)!

Discussions started by Tootles

Fab Gardening Programme

Little discovery 
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The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Yum yum

Cucumber pie, sandwich, cake, lasagne anyone?!?! 
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What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

I always get stuck at this point! 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 06:41

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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