Latest posts by Tootles

flower seeds

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 06:01

I have trouble with verbena seed but I know for some people they grow like weeds! 

Ive started a few off already. The geraniums are up and don't appear to go going leggy. Sweet peas too. I know it's probably to early but I can't resist!

you can't plant some herbs indoors any time of year (according to the packets anyway)! I've got basil and dill on the go in my heated propogator. 

Winter Plants in hanging baskets, tubs

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 07:38
I've put a lovely evergreen with red berries in one of my pots and it looks smashing. I think it's called a gultheria.

Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 19:39

Heee heee! I bet it'll be another five years before we set a date! 

I can't get used to having a ring on that finger!

Still smiling!

Can't believe I'm officially a fiancée! Wooo hoooo! 

Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 18:20

BBC radio Nottingham Darly. The presenter, John Holmes read it out just after the news at 9.30am. I appear  (after a Michael Jackson song) a jibbering wreck!!


Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 17:52

What lovely messages. Thanks so much. 

Im feeling wobbly from lots of champagne from doing the rounds with all the relatives! It's been lovely to hear about how others were proposed to.

Just home and time to put the kettle on and re-live an amazing day for me. 

17th January 2016 - just brilliant! 

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. 

Discussions started by Tootles

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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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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