London (change)
Today 6°C / 1°C
Tomorrow 4°C / 2°C

Tootles


Latest posts by Tootles

Things that make you go mmmmmm

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:42

KEF-what is a WUM? Sorry if that's a daft question!

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 05:41

Morning....just watching the mist rise with a hot cup of tea. Wishing I could spend my day in the garden, but instead I have the daily 2hr commute, a tedious presentation to give, a meeting with a 'talker' so won't be short, a trek to the other side of London for another meeting and then home time....after the 2 hr commute back. 

Must remember to buy a lottery ticket at some point. 

Anyone doing anything fun today?

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:28

Thanks mattbeer87. Yep over buying and also over planting is something I'm starting to kick myself for.  I must remember, less is more!

Chilli peppers

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:21

I dried some chillis that my neighbour kindly gave me last year in return for a couple of cucumbers! I slit them longways with a sharp knife and left them on a plate on the window ledge to completely dry out. It took a while but when they were as dry as a bone I chopped them up into tiny bits with some scissors. Stored in a little air tight pot. Wow! They taste amazing and I sprinkle them in all sorts for a nice extra kick. Really useful way to use them

Garden Idiot

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:14

Oh dear, I hope no one has hurt ( including any wildlife snuggled away ).

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:13

I love Pieris. Any chance of a photo of this silver one pretty please? 

Ive got a lovely little gultheria - big fat berries in winter, in a pot with a heather and a cyclamen.

 I normally empty my winter pots but last year I forgot two of them and found them plonked behind the greenhouse. They now look stunning!  I real lesson for me to leave things to their own devices rather than constantly tidying away and renewing. 

Lawn weed

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 06:36

Humph! Our lawn is covered this year. Thing is, when I pull them up I rarely seem to get the end of the root. It always seems to snap about half way down. Is it essential to get the whole root out?

Autumn lawn maintenance visit

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 06:33

Hi Lyn, yep that includes all the product they use (a secret recipe we're told!) and the person coming to spread it.

Lawn weed

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:15

It's been a shocker of a year for weeds in the grass for me. Do weeds die over winter, or do they just have a nice nap under ground and come back stronger each year?

Autumn is very near

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 22:13

I bet Cumbria is lovely when the trees turn. My favourite times of the year are the times of change from one season to another. I just love the anticipation of what's to come.

log burner on here too. Lovely and cosy x

Discussions started by Tootles

I wish someone would invent....

Ideas to make life easier... 
Replies: 12    Views: 293
Last Post: 26/01/2015 at 21:49

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Anyone got any tips? 
Replies: 15    Views: 253
Last Post: 25/01/2015 at 09:30

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
Replies: 19    Views: 461
Last Post: 25/01/2015 at 14:43

Anyone done any gardening today?

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
Replies: 251    Views: 7280
Last Post: Today at 15:35

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Is Unwins any good? 
Replies: 39    Views: 1081
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 00:48

Windy - get your pots secure...

Smashed 
Replies: 14    Views: 416
Last Post: 11/01/2015 at 16:46

Gardening clobber...

Faithful favourites.... 
Replies: 12    Views: 359
Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 20:38

Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

About to get wildlife habitat amongst other things destroyed.... 
Replies: 23    Views: 541
Last Post: 31/12/2014 at 19:57

SNOW!!!

Oh the weather outside is frightful..... 
Replies: 48    Views: 1833
Last Post: 31/12/2014 at 08:38

See you later work, two weeks off!

Smiling from ear to ear! 
Replies: 19    Views: 810
Last Post: 22/12/2014 at 00:25

Hey Good Looking.....

Whatcha got cooking...... 
Replies: 41    Views: 1172
Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 10:07

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
Replies: 52    Views: 1695
Last Post: 26/11/2014 at 19:27

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
Replies: 19    Views: 629
Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 19:33

Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
Replies: 5    Views: 251
Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:03

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
Replies: 7    Views: 367
Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:07
1 to 15 of 76 threads