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Latest posts by Tootles

Gardeners and their 4 Legged friends

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 20:20

Adorable Lyn. I like the look of her evening meal too!

autumn colours

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 06:21

What a beauty Hellebore. That must be a glorious site.

Im eagerly waiting for my Kanzan to turn but it's stubbornly keeping its green.

I love this time of year.

Question: Hand held tools

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 21:05

Maybe an electric hair brush for post-windy-days in the garden!! 

Question: Hand held tools

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 20:15

Sorry, that should say compost heap! 

Question: Hand held tools

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 20:11

Perhaps a hand held tool to help with cleaning the hard to reach bits of a greenhouse. Something like an electric toothbrush with changable heads to get where the glass joins the frame and it gets full of moss and debris.  As well as cleaning, it would be handy if it could be designed to suck out the debris too. 

Or something that cleans pencil off plant labels (sorry I'm having a brain-fart and can't think of the right word for plant labels!! But hopefully you know what I mean!).

Or something that cleans the green slimy stuff from watering can heads that blocks them up. 

Something that churns the compost head too. 

Strange problem....

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 18:52

Cooker repair man found mouse piddle.....can mouse piddle really smell so bad?? It's worse than nettle feed, and that's saying something!

He didn't find a mouse carcas though and he was very thorough. 

He cleaned the area of piddle.... but I can still smell that now too familiar honk! It's not as bad, but I can still sniff it.

I'm resorting to putting everything on full blast to try and burn it away. 

Mouse pie anyone??

Strange problem....

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:40

I gave my wellies an extra shake this week Dibs as I remembered your incident!

Latest on mouse-gate is that the insurance company has been persuaded to reconsider their stance, but I'm not at all hopeful. I haven't ever claimed on contents insurance before, and if this experience is anything to go by, I'm not convinced it's worth having contents insurance, at least with the company in question. I'm yet to speak to the same person twice and have now spent hours on hold.  

The smell hasn't gone away, if anything it seems worse. I've booked a cooker repair chap to come tomorrow to see what he can do. Cheaper than the manufacturer. 

For now, it's all scented candles and open windows in the kitchen!




Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:19

That's a great idea GG. You could keep an eye out for slabs for sale in the paper too. We gave left over ones away. Our local Recycling Centre (or tip!) sometimes has piles of odd slabs to take away too.  

I love the idea of shingle. Would make a lovely sound under foot.

I think I looked on eBay for 9 months before I found the right one. New ones are amazing but soooooo expensive. 

Boooo. No more GW until spring.

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 08:06

Thanks for the link Kleipieper - I'm now a fan of Nigel of Facebook!

My other half just said to me "How come gardeners world ends when you seem to be so busy in the garden?" 

He has a point! Might not be doing the spring and summer things, but there always seems to be something to do in the garden!  

Boooo. No more GW until spring.

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 21:01

Sad face. Bye Nigel, see you in spring.

Friday nights are never as good when GW has finished.

Discussions started by Tootles

In our thoughts

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Turnips and Broad Beans...

What to do over winter.... 
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Plant ID help please

Pink flowers.... 
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Boooo. No more GW until spring.

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Plant identity question..

Border plant... 
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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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Main crop spuds

When to harvest 
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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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