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Latest posts by Tootles

Grape hyacinths

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 07:07

These are one of my favourites plants so I think you are really lucky Nick. They may look messy now, but when those cute little purple flowers come out they are magical. I cut a handful and put them in miniature vases. 

I quite like the grassy leaves at this time of year. It's nice to have some colour and the excitement of something growing away under ground with the promise of early spring colour.

You can move them, albeit the bulbs are so teeny that you will probably find a few still sprout year after year.  I'm rather jealous! ????

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 19:14

Thanks Berghill! 

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 16:40

Oh Berghill that's brill! Please may I steel a few for my family Christmas quiz? Also, please may I have the answers?! 

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 18:37

It's on earth Dove. Great idea on the manure. Will defo get some.

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 15:42

P.s. I tell you what I didn't spot in there, a single worm. 

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 15:42

Right, I've watered it, jiggled it, mixed it up and tucked it in! Thanks for the advice peeps. Hoping for some of the lovely sweet smelling crumbly stuff that Monty raves about!

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 14:55

hello again! Am on to the compost bin now. Having heard so often that any decent gardener should have a compost bin I invesed in one two years ago. Having had no compost from it in all that time, I decided to dig it all out. Really disappointed to see dry old twigs and lots of things (like half a stem of broccol) not rotting down at all. There are patches of damp stuff, but these are right next to areas of bone dry twigs. I've been putting a combination of grass, garden trimmings, none cooked kitchen waste, cardboard and ash on it, as well as some Wilko's Compost Maker granules. What am I doing wrong? Should I start again or dump it all back in? Do I need to water it? Thanks ever so much!


Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:03

Thanks again nut! 

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:03

Thanks nut! 

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:01

....sorry that should say 'spring' not 'print'!  weird automatic spell check!

Discussions started by Tootles

Hedges - anyone else noticed....

Big cut... 
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Stealing or foraging?

What do you think? 
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Pricey blooms on St Valentine's day

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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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I wish someone would invent....

Ideas to make life easier... 
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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Anyone got any tips? 
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Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
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Anyone done any gardening today?

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Is Unwins any good? 
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Windy - get your pots secure...

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Gardening clobber...

Faithful favourites.... 
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Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

About to get wildlife habitat amongst other things destroyed.... 
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Oh the weather outside is frightful..... 
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