Latest posts by Tootles

Courgettes - anyone put theirs out yet?

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 23:14

Aye up Rob

im in Notts too and I put mine into a raised bed over three weeks ago. They are growing great guns and look very healthy.

go for it me duck! 

What was the winning name for the sweet pea competition

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 22:01

Nope but was just talking about this today! Would be good to know which name was chosen.

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 09:28

How lovely Chicky! Did you have a nice time? Any favourites from the day?

Great photos. Don't they look smashing! Really effective and a nice bit of structure. I hope ours get as full as that one day!

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 07:41

Oooh! Just catching up on yesterday's Chelsea and I'm sure I spotted our little beauty in Charlie Albones show garden! looked glorious! 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:56

Spotted a big one by the back door on Friday night. Not long after the cat came in and his head was covered in fleas! Never happened before. Took 2 hours to pick them all off followed by an application of flea killer. Is it likely that he sniffed at the hedgehog do you think? i know hedgehogs often have fleas; poor things. I wonder if it bothers them. Put some more food and water out, and locked the kitty in!

What is your weather like?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:53

Despite forecast of cloud and showers, it was lovely and sunny all day here on the Notts / Lincs border. Spot on gardening weather.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:50

yep, re-arranging things in the greenhouse is obligatory for me everytime I go in there!

planted up one of my front borders. Hoping for a more coordinated look this year. Put in another bleeding heart - a huge one and it was only £4. 

emptied  of the cold frames. One more to go. 

got around to feeding all of my acid loving plants and topped them up with eracacious (spelling, sorry!) compost.

one water butt empty already. Eeek - wouldn't say no to a spot of rain!

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:45

Looks great Sophie!

Mine is starting to come out in flower. Quite slow but I like that as it means it lasts longer and is tempting me to have a look at it every day! Must remember to take another photo.


Posted: 22/05/2016 at 21:41

That's so funny KT53!

I had a horrible confrontation this weekend.  Yet another dog walker straying from the public footpath with dogs off the lead. Both dogs and owner ended up in our garden. I went out to find the owner shouting at them angrily while climbing over our gate.  She had no control over them and couldn't get them back on their leads. When she grabbed one it pulled away so sharply that its collar came off.  I politely pointed out the sign asking people to keep their dogs on leads and tried to explain that our neighbours cat was mauled and killed by a dog in our garden only 6 weeks ago.  I was told to f-off!  She said she had complete control over her they were running wild in our garden!

I was a bit taken aback to say the least! When I asked her to get off our private property and take her dogs with her, it took her 10 minutes to round them up, even then she couldn't get them on leads.  She departed by telling me to f-off once again. Unbelievable!! 

Flabergasted at just how irresponsible some people are.  Grrrrrrr indeed. 

Forum changes now live

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 07:16


oh dear. I keep popping back to the site and I can see the tweaks but they arent significant enough to make this much better.  Endless scrolling still and the definition between posts is now lost.

It's so annoying, especially at this time of year with so much to ask about in the garden.

Really missing the site that worked and posting on it.

I hope others are more accepting of it and that new garden enthusiasts keep your forum going. I feel like you've forced me out to pasture. 

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