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Latest posts by Tootles

Great looking secateurs

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 05:58

Perfect for me then!  I think I'll need 2 pairs!

What is your favourite gardening book?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 05:59

The book on the left.... These are both Readers Digest Garden, Plant and Flower Encyclopedias, but the one on the left is borrowed from my mum and is the 1972 revision. It's spine is to pot, it has dirty marks where it's been well thumbed and is looking a bit tatty...and I love it. It's been my mums garden bible for longer than I've been on the planet! 

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Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:21

Oooh just remembered. A helpful soul on here told me about a candle to burn in the greenhouse after it's been cleaned that kills germs. Have seen them in the garden centre. The name escapes me. Am sure someone will know though....

Climber for an Arch

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:18

I've gone for a white scented climbing rose called Madam Alfred Carrier and its boooootiful.

Tomatoes and cucumbers

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:14

Me too Fruitcake. Mine grow in the greenhouse happily side by side. 

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 10:11

Infuse hot soapy water with a splash of bleach. I also use a steam cleaner to get into the nooks and crannies. 

Hate it when the water dribbles down the sleeves!!

I wish someone would invent....

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 16:53

Thanks Buttercup and Edd!

 

I wish someone would invent....

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 15:53

...gardening gloves that are thin enough to feel what you're doing, but with some sort of protective rubber (or some such material) that protects my finger nails.

I love a good dig but not so keen when my nails have that dirty stain around the edges. I have to point at plans a lot in meetings and it makes me cringe! I hate painting my nails too so no way to hide it.

I could always give up work I guess?! 

Hello

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:03

Thanks! Yep, the cap lock on my iPad doesn't stay down so much easier!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:00

Fantastic. Will you share your progress? The more the merrier! 

How lovely to be planting for your wedding CharlieBot. No pressure then?! Are you going for a colour theme?

Discussions started by Tootles

Any blackberry jam makers out there at the mo?

Woooops! 
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Last Post: 23/08/2015 at 22:32

Any ideas for an entry.....

....music meets garden... 
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Last Post: 18/08/2015 at 12:53

Votes please, and a quick questions...

Which one and what soil? 
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Last Post: 15/08/2015 at 23:29

Hungry little things...

Chomping away 
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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 10:21

Blackberries

A good year? 
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Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 09:58

Beautiful Day

Gorgeous in the garden... 
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Last Post: 30/06/2015 at 07:45

Help with tree-in-a-pot identity...

What are these beauties? 
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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 15:49

Does anyone know much about Veronicas?

How to propogate 
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Last Post: 27/06/2015 at 08:28

Last night's Gardeners World

Curious 
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Last Post: 10/06/2015 at 15:55

Broad beans - should they look like this?

But knarly! 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 20:26

Happy Easter - know your bunnies

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Last Post: 04/04/2015 at 21:19

Crow or raven?

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Last Post: 29/03/2015 at 11:43

Gardeners world free seeds...

Did anyone else manage to get some....? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 18:39

Blind daffs solution??

Anyone tried this.... 
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Last Post: 29/03/2015 at 10:59

Hedges - anyone else noticed....

Big cut... 
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