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Latest posts by Tootles

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 17:11

My other half wants the theme tune to Jaws on the way in and the theme tune to Steptoe and Son On the way out!

i love the idea of signed sealed delivered! 

I know you said non religion, ava Maria is beautiful (makes me cry every time)!

my boss had How Sweet it is To be loved by You which was nice (although she was a scary lady!)


Bird box where bees had been all summer....

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 17:05


we'd been advised to clear out our bird box having been lucky enough to have bees in it all summer. The bees have long since left (we thought).

When we opened it up it was full of garden debris and also some long cream tubes, which had what looked like a bright yellow / cream coloured maggot wriggling out of one. There is a whole cluster of these tubes and they have burrowed into the wood of the box. We also thought that we saw some movement in the debris, maybe a bee, so we have put it back together and put it back in the garden. 

Might bees be hibernating in there? Also, does anyone know what the maggot like things are? Much larger than a maggot in size.  We took some photos very quickly....

Burrowed into the wood....


Blood moon....

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 20:22

Doesnt quite do it justice but here goes...

 And earlier....


Blood moon....

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 20:05

Between 2.15 and 3am. I bet it's amazing where you are Jo47! 

So bright!  The sky seems particularly black too. I've never seen the moon so clearly. The grey bits against the cream are really defined. 

Is it over the hill yet pansy?

Blood moon....

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 19:39


Can anyone else see tonight's amazing moon? It's so bright here. A real beauty. 


Azaleas, camellias and rhodies in pots.....over wintering?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 19:14

Thanks both ever so much. I think I'll keep the smaller ones inside the greenhouse and the three larger ones in sheltered spots. 

Hope you've both had a lovely day.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 11:04

I think I might sew some sequins onto my gardening jeans! Amazing outfits! 

What to grow indoors in Sept / Oct / Nov

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 10:59

Brilliant Buttercup. Fantastic post!

Azaleas, camellias and rhodies in pots.....over wintering?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 09:27

Good morning!  

Scruffs are on, ready to get busy!

Do folks tend to put pots of azaleas, camellias and rhodies in the greenhouse over winter, or do they do ok left outside in a protected spot? Just space planning!


Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 23:36

Really hope you manage to get it sorted DD. What lovely people on this forum. The kindness and support is just wonderful. Really moving.

Discussions started by Tootles

Strange problem....

Mouse in the oven 
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Gardener's rewards...

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Not quite ripe seeds....

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Bird box where bees had been all summer....

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Blood moon....

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Azaleas, camellias and rhodies in pots.....over wintering?

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Last Post: 27/09/2015 at 19:14

Main crop spuds

When to harvest 
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Last Post: 15/09/2015 at 22:39

Freezing runner beans

Anything need doing to them first? 
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Is there much that should be sown now?

Forward planning 
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Last Post: 08/09/2015 at 20:58

Show Time!

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Last Post: 19/09/2015 at 15:00

Preperation for the big day!

Doing a Bob Marley all day... 
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Last Post: 31/08/2015 at 13:14

Any blackberry jam makers out there at the mo?

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Any ideas for an entry..... meets garden... 
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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 10:42

Votes please, and a quick questions...

Which one and what soil? 
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Hungry little things...

Chomping away 
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