Latest posts by Tootles

Garden animal droppings

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 18:28

Could it be that someone has dropped a NikNak? 

blind daff.bulbs

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 18:24

Once bulbs come up blind, will they ever revert back to flowering ones in subsequent years? Thanks 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 16:55

Bit of light watering in the greenhouse and admiring some lovely White Christmas roses in the borders, and that's it today. So windy!  

New fence

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 06:13

I was thinking the same as Jo. If you do put up a new fence on your side, do you have any legal rights if his plants grow up it and break it in future? After all, he would then be damaging your property.

there is some case law I recall from uni; Ryalnds v Fletcher. I think it set a president on the theory of something from one property effecting another (but that was a while ago)!

i have a similar situation with a flat I rent out. The configuration is such that along one elevation I get the back gardens of 5 properties. One is an old lady who says she can't afford to deal with her ivy. It has destroyed our lovely Victorian wall and has even grown down our side and up the house. She says her son won't help her. I volunteered to go around and cut it back myself but when I got there the garden was so overgrown that I physically couldn't reach the back. What to do? Just have to keep cutting it back from our side. It's so frustrating though. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 06:02

Spent most of yesterday reading up on plants. Quite like the idea of a handkerchief tree but worried they may need a lot of room.

Windowsill propagator

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 05:57

Ditto. I wouldnt be without mine. Also it is narrow so doesn't take up too much room and is easy to store when not in use. it is also easy to clean.

The Gingernut Cover-up ?

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 09:17

What's the latest with the shortage crisis please? Are the ginger nuts back in stock??

I'm consoling myself with double chocolate digestives. It's hard, but I'm sure I'll pull through 

Fishing for sympathy!

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 09:13

Ouch! Hope you're feeling better Steve. Happy belated birthday wishes to you x

Preparation for sowing grass seed ?

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 18:06

I mix grass seed with some sand and compost. I always give the surface a good rake before hand too. 

Agree its a little early and cold to do this now though.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 08:24

Other than defrosting the bird bath they'll be no gardening for me - frozen solid here!

Discussions started by Tootles

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

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Curious - what do you think?

Is a professional gardener without a garden possible? 
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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Chomping at the bit to get started  
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Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Another frost? 
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Finding lots of blue and White pottery when I dig....

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Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

In case anyone wants to see 
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Monty - just saying......

Happy Face.... 
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Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
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Forcing rhubarb

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Help! Are Briza grass seeds meant to look like this?

...and how do I sow them please? 
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Peas and beans up a frame.....

Wire, string or netting? 
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Last Post: 03/04/2016 at 16:35

Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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