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Latest posts by Tootles

What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 10:15

Thanks Winniecat. Love the photo of that kitty by the way! Looks like a very cute bundle!

Yum yum

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 10:09

Morning lovely folks.  It's my second year with my dream greenhouse Lyn. Thanks Kef. Great idea! Not tried that before.

Any ideas what to do with this? It's a cucumber-apple-lemon! Size of a tennis ball.  Thought I'd give growing it a go for a bit of fun. No idea what it's going to taste like! It says 'good for pickles' on the label... I'll report back following consumption!

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Weeds to lawn

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:42

Water, water and more water Sandy24. New turf is thirsty stuff. I laid some last summer and lost it due to the hot dry conditions. I'd wait as Verdun says. It's a good year for weeds, sadly! Our lawn has never had so many. Was going to use weed and feed, but am worried the birds might eat it and be poorly. 

Yum yum

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:38

Loving harvesting these, but running out of family and friends to offload them to! Still got tonnes on the plants and lots of flowers too! A good year for cucumbers!

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What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:34

Thanks ever so much! I know what I'll be doing tomorrow!

What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 10:19

Morning folks, pls can anyone advise what to do next with lupins? I have just potted these on from a seed tray which I'd left in the greenhouse. Do they need to go back in the greenhouse or a cold frame, or just left outside? Do I plant them in the ground this year, or can I leave them in pots to get bigger for planting out next year? If I leave them in pots will they die down over winter, and then sprout up again in spring?

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 I've got the same question with these foxgloves Which are now massive for the pots. If I leave them will they die down and sprout up again in spring? Thanks muchly for any advice!

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Courgette questions!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 20:40

sorry about the 'angle' of the photo (!) but how do I stop my courgettes from being all bulbous at one end and skinny at the other? I had a lot of this last year and was advised to water regularly which I've done but it still looks like it's happening. 

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 Also, I seem to get a lot of flowers on stalks and fewer courgettes - is there a reason for this and is there a method of getting more of the flowers that develop into courgettes? Thanks muchly.

What do you do with garlic?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 20:34

Thanks Artjak. Do I need to cut off the rusty leaves?

 

What do you do with garlic?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 20:20

Hello folks, have pulled up all my garlic as it had rust spots and was getting worse. Now I've got an abundance of it!  Do you hang up garlic to dry, a bit like onions? How do you store it and how long will it last?  Thanks muchly.

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Baby pigeon

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 18:53

Okie dokie. Thanks for that. I feel better now.  

Discussions started by Tootles

What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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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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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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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 20:42

Baby pigeon

Did I do the right thing? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 15:21

I want to gag!!

How do I get it off my hands...? 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 06:16

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Hidden extras.... 
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Is this Elderflower?

And is anyone an Elderflower guru? 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 19:54

Sunflowers

Will they grow in pots? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 15:13

Naughty Frost!

Tatie tips look tinged.... 
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Last Post: 08/05/2014 at 20:06

Hurry up Friday!

I'm missing you! 
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Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 20:56

Geum?

Or have I planted weeds?! 
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