Tootles


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Vegetable beds, things you dont move, perennial veg

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 07:48

Chives and mint stay in the same spot. Gooseberries and blackberries too. Ooh and raspberries. 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 19:46

Thanks Mark56. We'll do just that. We've bought some rubber tubing to line the holes so that there will be no nasty sharp edges. 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:43

It was Lou12. He was such a gentle little thing. It's just so very sad.  A lesson for dog walkers to keep dogs on a lead if they can't control or trust them enough not to cause damage. It could have been a child. Doesn't bare thinking about. The lady was very upset.... not as upset as my neighbours children I guess. 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:35

Hi - sadly we had a very nasty incident this morning.  Our garden adjoins open countryside and we have open fencing just acting as a boundary marker. Sadly a dog walker didn't have their dog on a lead this morning and it ran into our garden, mauled and killed my neighbours cat. It was horrific. Everyone is very upset, especially the children. 

As a result we've decided to put chicken wire up along our boundary. Trouble is, we get lots of hedgehogs and we'd hate to block their access. 

We will cut out holes in the chicken wire. The total length is just over 100m. At what intervals do you think we should cut the holes please? Would every 10m be enough? Thanks

Gardeners World Tonight

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:21

Oooh great. I have very mixed success with clematis. 

Cant wait to see the woof woofs again!

Which do you prefer?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:19

Def yellow and black

Compost success!

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:27

Have a fettle under the surface Dyers. I also put some sheets of news paper in which might have helped. 

Dont give up - it's lovely stuff!

Help identifying apline plants

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:02

How pretty. Lovely stone wall too. 

Compost success!

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:01

Thanks. I've been using compost making powder from Wilkos. I also put the odd garden worm in there (although I always feel a bit guilty about that - weird I know!)

i had four garden truggs full. Well worth doing. 

Compost success!

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 20:25

After three years of thinking I'll never get the hang of making compost, I dug over the compost bin to discover that under the dry top layer there was rich lovely compost! What a treat! 

The compost bin doesn't get much sun; is that perhaps why it's taken so long to break down? I didn't spot any worms - I thought there would be lots in there.

I have spread it across a new bed and also into my raised veg beds with some left over to put in the greenhouse bed. 


 


 And the dry stuff on the top......


 

Discussions started by Tootles

Just in case anyone from the BBC reads...

A plea... 
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Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

 
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Harvested anything yet?

Broad beans 
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Is it safe to plant out runner beans started in the greenhouse?

 
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Is this just a massive weed?

Helping a pal 
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Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

 
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Should I use compost - very odd sour smell...

Is it off?? 
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Verbena Bon. question

To prune or not to prune... 
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Spuds

Can I use these as seed spuds? 
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Joining the RHS

Is it worth it? 
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Where has Monty gone?

Humppph 
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Seed Audit -open packets and out of date

would love to hear your views 
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Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?

Planning for next year 
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Friday nights

Humphhhhh 
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Curious - what do you think?

Is a professional gardener without a garden possible? 
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