Latest posts by Tootles

Monty's Dog

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 10:20

I really enjoyed this weeks GW. I think that the content is much better these days. It's relevant, fun and interesting. 

The woofs are brilliant too. 

A pleasure to watch.

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 08:55

The more I look up the kind suggestions the more I'm looking forwards to having a go at these! Are they best grown from seed or is it better to buy plants? 

Loving the hordeum.

Ive over googled and can't remember what this one is, but it's lovely ....and just what I'm after....


 The Red Baron - will plants easily grow in front of it as I like the idea of it as a backdrop.....


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:33

Put the chicken wire up to dog proof the garden. Really pleased with it as can't really see it from the house. Just in time as an English bull terrier was let off its lead by another irresponsible owner only for a small Scottie dog to get chased and bitten. Tears and a very heated argument followed. Hoping the council will put some signs up soon before anyone else gets hurt. 

Cost effective moss killer

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 07:59

For value you can't beat wilko's. 

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:47

I can feel a new bed being dug out! 

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:38

Top four for me are pennisetum 



 And calamagrostis 

 Might have to have one of each (greedy gut)!

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 21:16

Thanks so much for the recommendations. Lots of research for me to do. They all sound lovely. 

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 15:29

im looking for something around knee to waist height.  I have the fear that a grass may look messy and out of control hence wanting one that is ornamental and not too wild looking.


Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 14:57


i want to have a go an some ornamental grass. Not pampas grass though; a friend told me that they were a secret sign in front gardens for 'swingers parties' in the 1970s which has put me right off! Wonder if that's true?!

Anyhow, I was looking at Briza Maxima as I saw a close up photo and it looked very pretty, but when I googled it, the plants looks a bit messy. Has anyone got any ideas for a pretty grass that's manageable and makes a swishy noise in the breeze?! Thanks

Feeling sorry for myself today

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 20:20

Hope you're feeling better soon. My sister swears by a good bath with your favourite bubbles to ease a back. 

Discussions started by Tootles

Cox apple tree not fruiting

Any tips? 
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Where in the UK is beautiful for a little holiday home

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Last Post: 08/11/2017 at 12:42

Corydalis - as per Monty last night

Where to purchase  
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Last Post: 16/09/2017 at 19:31

Just in case anyone from the BBC reads...

A plea... 
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Last Post: 22/06/2017 at 21:28

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

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Last Post: 10/06/2017 at 22:21

Harvested anything yet?

Broad beans 
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Is it safe to plant out runner beans started in the greenhouse?

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Last Post: 13/05/2017 at 20:50

Is this just a massive weed?

Helping a pal 
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Last Post: 02/04/2017 at 18:41

Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

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Last Post: 01/04/2017 at 11:41

Should I use compost - very odd sour smell...

Is it off?? 
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Last Post: 30/03/2017 at 04:24

Verbena Bon. question

To prune or not to prune... 
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Can I use these as seed spuds? 
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Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 17:21

Joining the RHS

Is it worth it? 
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Where has Monty gone?

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Last Post: 27/01/2017 at 19:23

Seed Audit -open packets and out of date

would love to hear your views 
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