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Latest posts by Tootles

Oriental poppy problem

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 21:25

Hi Scottie

There was a large article in last weeks Saturday Telegraph Gardening Section that talked about a specific problem with Oriental Poppies at the moment. It said that quite a few types have been lost. It said that if you run your hand over the foliage and it comes away then the plant probably has it. 

Hate to say but it also said that there is nothing to be done. Hope for you that it isn't the same thing, but seems likely.

Ive just looked in the recycling bin to see if I could find the article but I'm afraid that the bin got emptied this week! I wonder if anyone else read it.

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 21:29

Be interested to hear what you think Topbird.  I really enjoyed it! 

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 21:24


Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 21:02

What a contrast to last week! Loved tonight's episode! All so relevant I felt. Thank you Gardeners World!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 18:42

How are the cut flower patches coming along? Much growth with this warm spell?

Have managed to have a few little vases for the last couple of weeks. Quite pleased! Tonight's offering...


Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:55

Would really enjoy seeing repeats too.  I had a look at some Geoff Hamilton episodes on YouTube; very different intro music back then! It was an episode with a very young carol being interviewed! The content was really interesting and felt very relevant to me. 

Ideas needed for an unusual planter.

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:48

Hi Ice-twin, i like stone troughs planted up. Wooden barrels might go well with the wooden wheelbarrow though. Or how about planting up some old wellies or an old watering can? Hope you find what you're looking for!

Epsom salt

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 21:42

thanks, Bob, Ob and Frank! Two lessons in one thread!


Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 05:57

I think it proves that with such a huge subject, there is something for everyone but sometimes GW leans in the wrong direction for some of the audience and the right direction for others.  

Long Meadow looks massive from above! 


Epsom salt

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 21:42

What actually are Epsom Salts?   Where does the Epsom bit originate from?

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In our thoughts

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Turnips and Broad Beans...

What to do over winter.... 
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Plant ID help please

Pink flowers.... 
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Boooo. No more GW until spring.

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Plant identity question..

Border plant... 
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Strange problem....

Mouse in the oven 
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Gardener's rewards...

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Not quite ripe seeds....

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Blood moon....

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Azaleas, camellias and rhodies in pots.....over wintering?

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Main crop spuds

When to harvest 
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Freezing runner beans

Anything need doing to them first? 
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Is there much that should be sown now?

Forward planning 
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Show Time!

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