Latest posts by Tootles


Posted: 20/04/2013 at 20:04
Hi Tilley B....just wanted to say that if you use the Morrisons stuff please be really careful and do it on a still day as I imagine that breathing it in or getting it on your hands won't do you any good. It's a powdery mix in a box. Good luck to you and the bump!

Kohl rabi

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 19:55
Any advice appreciated on where best to grow kohl rabi. Plus how big should the plants be before I plant them in their final place? Any other growing tips on this veg much appreciated as always.

Cat Poo in the compost !

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 19:50
Hi SV, my cat drops some mighty stink bombs in my flower beds and I've found it can scorch young plants and older plants certainly don't gain anything from it. I remove it all every couple of weeks. It also honks! Especially when I've missed a bit and only discover it when I'm on my hands and knees digging over the soil! If I were you I'd try and pick it out rather than dig it in.

The price of compost

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 19:41
Thanks for the replies. The brand is J Arthur Bowers. I think I might just give it a go.

The price of compost

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 08:06
Morning, glorious in notts this morning. May I ask, would you say that three bags of 60l compost for ??10 is good value? Thanks


Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:33
I used weed and feed from Morrisons ( own brand so good on price) on a patch that was 70% weeds as a last attempt. It was so thick of weeds that I actually thought I'd have to dig it up completely. The Morrisons stuff was BRILL! Worked a treat and so much better than I could have imagined. The weeds went black and then not long after it turned into a lush grassed area. This was last year and its still looking fab.

Friday picture thread

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:19
Ah Salino - glad you posted that. I thought it was just me and my poor IT skills. I don't have the 'tree' icon showing?

New and having problems

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:16
I sympathise as I want to have a go at putting some photos on but I don't get the 'tree' icon when I post. I wonder if its because I'm using an ipad rather than a poot poot (my terminology is a reflection of my IT skills)!

Moving Garlic On

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:12
I'm doing an experiment with some in the greenhouse and some outside. A kind advisor on hear told me that they need a good blast of cold to split and become lots of little cloves. If they are too warm they just grow into a single big clove. I was a bit late putting them in but am hoping the recent chills will have forgiven my delay!

Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 19:06
I'm going to plonk mine in this weekend. Would welcome hearing form anyone when their first shoots are showing. Good to know if we're at similar stages across the Uk. I'm on the border of Nottingham and Lincolnshire.

Discussions started by Tootles

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 13:55

Fab Gardening Programme

Little discovery 
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Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 22:29

The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 20:48

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 22:04

Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 19:07

What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 16:11

A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 10:15

Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 07:03

Yum yum

Cucumber pie, sandwich, cake, lasagne anyone?!?! 
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Last Post: 01/08/2014 at 14:11

What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

I always get stuck at this point! 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 06:41

Courgette questions!

Sorry about the Benny hill style photo.... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 16:31

What do you do with garlic?

Do you dry it out? 
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