Latest posts by Tootles

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 11:05

Yep, it's a nightmare! We set off really early and are stuck in Chesterfield where it's gridlock. 

Sooooo annoying!!!!

Harvested anything yet?

Posted: 04/06/2017 at 16:51


have you harvested anything yet? I've got some fat juicy broad beans but it feels too early to pick them! Has anyone else harvested theirs yet? Also should I nip the top shoot out as they are still going north?

thanks muchly

RHS Chatsworth

Posted: 04/06/2017 at 10:01

I'm going on Wednesday. Can't wait!!

I went to Chelsea for the first time this year so will be interested to see how it compares. 

Really happy to have a show that covers the void in terms of locations. 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 08:06

That's the badger Yviestevie! Good memory for names Chicky!!

Isn't it a beauty!

Think I'll be treating myself to one. 

Very grateful for the photo - thanks!

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 06:53

I can't see anything innovative or trend setting about concrete blocks and weeds. I'll eat my words though if I see folk scrambling to buy multipacks of half dead chickweed at the local garden centre.

I did see a lot of new ideas and plants though. There was a beautiful clematis and I took a photo of it but it's come out with my finger over the lense!  Did anyone that went see the green and purple clematis in the tent, I think called Taigra, or something similar? It was a stunner. 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 19:28

I had a lovely time at Chelsea today.  So much to see. The gardens look so different in real life. Much much smaller. 

I really dont get the gardens that aren't gardens at all. The one with the blocks - it was as awful in real life as it was on the telly box for me. I find too much representation really quite pretentious. More suited to an art exhibition than a garden show.

Uselful to see things in real life that I only usually see advertised in magazines, like garden arches and garden buildings.

will defo go again but will make sure to get there early to avoid the huge crowds. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 25/05/2017 at 20:51

Just watered everything. It's lovely to see it all thickening up. 

Off to Chelsea tomorrow! Being taken by a client - feeling very lucky and really looking forwards to it.

Daisies in the lawn

Posted: 22/05/2017 at 19:32

i know what you mean Dilly. I have a small patch in my lawn and their little faces were glowing in the sun. I love them. Remind me of days on the school playing field making daisy chains. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 21/05/2017 at 22:02

Had a lovely weekend gardening. Only just come in - beaten by the lack of light! 

Only a few baby plants left in the greenhouse. 

Broad ad beans tied in.

Runner beans and mange tout in and going strong.

Beetroot seedlings transferred to the raised bed. 

Tommies in the greenhouse looking good. All tied in and fed. Doing an experiment of using tomato pots in a grow bag, and straight into the grow bag to see which ones grow better.

finally coffee corner coming together...but no time for a coffee! Will have my breakfast there tomorrow!

Cat Deterrent

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 20:11

Your neighbour sounds unpleasant. Making money by selling kittens, yet not doing the right thing and helping to deal with the problem and calling the RSPCA or cats protection league is abhorrent.  

I hate these silly threads. They always end up upsetting someone in some way. 

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