Latest posts by Tootles

Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 11:04

Thanks so much! My face is tear stained and aching from not being able to stop smiling! So happy!! 

Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 10:55

Good morning! Hope you don't mind me sharing. After 5 years, my other half proposed this morning on the local BBC radio gardening programme!  Talk about shocked and surprised! 

I'm one happy Tootles today!! Only just stopped the tears! Happy happy day (at last!!)!


Snow frolics

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 15:42

No snow here in the East Midlands. Where about a are you lily?

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 15:36

Growing pelargoniums from seed for the first time. They're up already. Perhaps a bit early but I want to get them nice and big as the plugs I purchased last year were really poor.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 15:32

Back breaking work clearing ivy from neighbouring garden in the flat I rent out. The last tenants pretty much wrecked the place and didn't touch the garden for two years so it's very overgrown. But amongst all the weeds and debris, the cyclamen that I planted in 2004 were flowering their hearts out. 

I wonder if there are any horticultural students who I could rent it out too. Clean ones though - the last tenants were clearly averse to any kind of house work so much that the bathroom needs replacing. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:55

Planted some seeds for the propogator. Noticed the geraniums (pelargonium) seeds I planted only last week have started to germinate. Very exited as first time I've grown them from seed.

pruned back my raspberry bushes hard.

went to the paddock and got two wheel barrows of manure for the roses, rhubarb and strawberries. 

Wrote up in garden journal and have decided to treat myself to a new rhubarb crown and also have a go at growing kale, cauliflower and parsnips this year.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 10:28

Ooh a brew outside. Lovely.

im going to tinker about in the greenhouse today.

Love seeing all of the bulbs coming through. Sun is shining here but it's nippy. 

Please read. Very large site being cleared. Concerned about wildlife!

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 06:02

Have a word with the local council - maybe the planning authority to see if there is anything they can advise. 


On a positive note

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 06:04

Thinking a cutting hasn't taken only to look under the pot and see lovely little white roots popping through - yippeee! 


Posted: 03/01/2016 at 20:05

I hope Jo47 is ok.  Sending lots of positive vibes to see her back here very soon I hope.  

Discussions started by Tootles

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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Last Post: 28/04/2016 at 12:06

Monty - just saying......

Happy Face.... 
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Last Post: 25/05/2016 at 13:01

Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
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Forcing rhubarb

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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 19:49

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

...and how do I sow them please? 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 20:42

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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Last Post: 05/04/2016 at 08:35

Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 08:10

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Any recommendations very much appreciated. 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 22:41

Purple sprouting broccoli

What to do next.... 
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Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 08:04

Compost success!

It works! 
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Last Post: 15/03/2016 at 07:58

Watering can issue....

Any tips appreciated.... 
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