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Latest posts by Tootles

Preposterous question....

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 11:20

Verdun - is that an angry face or confussed? 

planting fruit trees

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 11:15

Hi Vic. I planted a cherry tree last weekend but before doing so I rang into my local bbc gardeners question time with a similar question - my tree has gone into the ground rather than a pot. They advised to put some manure in and some food, but not too much. This was to both help with the moisture of the soil, help prevent freezing and also growth as although trees look dormant right now, they actually have buds which need food even in winter. This will give them a head start in spring.

good luck with it!

Preposterous question....

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 22:50

Verdun - I've got an early Christmas present for you. It's a 'y' and an 'nb' which, once you have worked out where to stick, will describe you much more accurately!  

Love you really sweet cheeks. Now be a good chap and play nicely x



Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 07:46

GemmaJF - how on earth did you do that?!!  I had to take a second, third and fourth look! 

Thanks DorsetUk. I like the sound of your Tommy Soup recipe. Right up my street!

Just trying to muster up the energy to go to work - I'd rather be baking and gardening. 


Posted: 14/12/2014 at 12:54

Gran - please don't go!! 

Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 12:29


Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 12:27

I'm knackered! Mince pies are hard work! They look very 'home made' (!) 

How on Earth Busy and Dorset made so many is beyond me!

I've not quite mastered neat edges (any tips gratefully received) but by 'eck they taste scrum-diddily-umcious! Little tipple of home made sloe gin went in to them.

I wish I could share the smell in my kitchen with you all!


Cherry blossom

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 10:54

Oooh you lucky thing Linda. I adore blossom.

Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 10:47

Thanks Busy-Lizzie. I'm a bit OCD on the cleaning front! 

Im learning a lot here; I've never had clapshot but want to give it a go now!

On the lamb front, I just can't eat it because of the cute factor and the short life. I know it can be contradictory, but it's just one of those things for me.

Oooh show us your mince pies! Im just chilling my pastry. Work in progress.....


Hey Good Looking.....

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 12:09

Hello Peeps, anyone slaving over a hot stove? Would love to know what you're cooking...I'm making a vat of butternut squash soup using some onions from the it is, yet to blend though.....going to whip up some tasty little mince pies later with my own twist on the filling. Yum yum, bubble gum!


Discussions started by Tootles

Happy Easter - know your bunnies

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Crow or raven?

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Gardeners world free seeds...

Did anyone else manage to get some....? 
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Blind daffs solution??

Anyone tried this.... 
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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

But lovely all the same... 
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Realised bed surprise!

Lucky me! 
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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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