Latest posts by Tootles

Apple tree, advice please.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 16:17

Eeek, so I need to get another tree? I seem to remember info about the other frees need to be in a certain group?

G W magazine

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 11:40

Paper copy all the way for me LittleAnne. Keep posties, paper producers, printers in business!

Apple tree, advice please.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:33

Thanks Buttercupday.

i have been thinking about investing in some 'edging' rings but they seem quite pricey. This one from Everedge is 600mm (2ft) diameter, the smallest the do, and it's over £26 pounds with delivery. 


Gardening pics

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:24

I'm with you on photos Steve. I always wish I'd taken more 'before' shots.

Here's my 'disaster' bed. First one is right now, one below was last summer.

When we moved in it was turfed. I've filled it with plants and emptied it three times now and I still can't get it right.  It always looks messy no matter how much TLC I seem to cover it with. 



Apple tree, advice please.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:15

This is the badger.... could the green stuff growing on it be doing damage? The garden centre said not, but I'm not so sure.....



Help choosing plants for alpine garden

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 09:12

For blossom, a japanese flowering cherry is amazing. The only think is they grow rather large rather quickly. I have a kanzan and it looks stunning in bloom. Not so great at the moment but it's covered in plump buds waiting to burst open into chubby pink blossom flowers....also has the brightest orange and red leaves in Autumn which are illuminous. 


Apple tree, advice please.

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 08:57

Is there a trick to Coxs Orange Pippin? I've had one in (slightly more mature one) for 4 years and it hardly fruits at all. I have a James Greeves next to it that does much better in terms of yield and it is a younger tree. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 13:01

Eeeek, I hope that snow doesn't shuffle down to the East Midlands. I'd welcome it from Nov to Feb, but now we're in March I'd rather it didnt intrude! 

Have checked on my seedlings and had a potter. 

ideas to fill 1645 sq feet area

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 07:45

Sounds like an interesting project Steve34. A before and after photo would be good to see. Like the idea of the bee hive and orchard.

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 04/03/2016 at 07:41

Thanks Bel.

I found the code online rather than the GW mag. Always worth looking for them as they can make quite a difference. 

Really looking forwards to our first little trial!

Discussions started by Tootles

Just in case anyone from the BBC reads...

A plea... 
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Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

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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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Is this just a massive weed?

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

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

Is it off?? 
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Verbena Bon. question

To prune or not to prune... 
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Can I use these as seed spuds? 
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Joining the RHS

Is it worth it? 
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Where has Monty gone?

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Seed Audit -open packets and out of date

would love to hear your views 
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Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?

Planning for next year 
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Friday nights

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Curious - what do you think?

Is a professional gardener without a garden possible? 
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