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Latest posts by Tootles

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 18:39

Snowathlete - hold out your hand! ????

I pretty much 'bargain' for a living, although in my profession we call it negotiating. I have no issue at all in asking, and being asked for a discount. 

Good on you Verdun. If you don't ask, you don't get.  Also, it often makes you want to return to someone who gives you a bargain. Makes good business sense to entertain offers.  Businesses with brains account for it anyway by adding a bit on in the first place. 

If I was rolling in it, I'd still hunt out a bargain!


Talkback: Hibernating ladybirds

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:45

i reckon they must be doing what us humans have been doing and making the most of the warm weather. I wonder if they've scarpered home now? It was Baltic today!


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 18:41

hello roy. Hope the new allotment goes well. i tend to whack on manure in winter so as to allow it to break down in the cold.  I give it a good dig over again in spring, and put a bit more on. My philosophy is that you ca never have too much poop!

Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 05:39

Oooh lovely! Hope it gives you years of pleasure. 


Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 22:13

Goodo. I purchased mine off ebay, but did it in the spring when the gardening bug is coming out of hibernation. I looked in my local newsagents window too when I was searching. Perhaps if you can't sell it now, dismantle it and store it until the daffs are out. 

Are you upgrading?

Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 22:07

Try contacting any allotments locally. If you ask a sensible price someone may take it. Good luck!

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 20:33

I'm up for a few auctions, a bit of ebay browsing and some reclamation yard visiting. this has all been a real education for me. Thanks for all the comments on this thread. I'll never look at a chunk of stone in the same way again!

my other half is trying to put me off - he highlighted the potential 'Bernard Mikes' issue from sitting on cold stone! Thanks a 'Bunch'! 


Do you know where your pets are tonight?

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 20:26

I'm with you pansyface.  As much as it can be really pretty and a nice way to spend a frosty evening outdoors, I do feel that it's just money up in smoke. Perhaps once every few years would be better. It'd make it more special maybe.

My kitty is oblivious! He's waiting for the apprentice to come on.

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:57

I think I'm going to do just that pansyface. A nice little project. I think I drive past one on the A1 when I'm heading south of Nottinghamshire. If I give up my morning coffee I could have enough for one in a few years! If anyone knows of any fab reclamation yards pls do let me know.

Thanks for the heads up on the stone types Lyn. I've googled stone masons and its clearly a very skilled profession. Massive saws!

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:40

I guess I'll be dreaming on then! Unless I have a lottery win! Ah well, it would have been too heavy to slip into my handbag anyway 

Discussions started by Tootles

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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What is this cute little beauty please?

Love this plant... 
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A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Much pricier than I thought.... 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 20:33

I've just grown this in my oven...

Anyone for a slice? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2014 at 10:20

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 14:22

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 18:02

Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 14:03

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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