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Latest posts by Tootles

birdbaths in sale ?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 10:24

I've seen them in sales in places like b&q and focus. Also, worth going to gardening centres at the moment, as one of our local ones had a whole area dedicated to 50% off. They'd had to make room for their Christmas display so were clearly having a clear out.

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

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 10:20

I'm slicing up now! Plenty to go round. 

Old recipe for Devils Food Cake. Weirdly it's got vinegar in it to curdle the milk; sounds grim, but tastes scrummy!

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

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 07:27

Morning gardening friends! Early Saturday morning baking instead of gardening has resulted in this calorific mountain! Bang goes the diet! It'll be my reward as going to tackle a sorry looking flower bed today. It will also be fuel as going to a Gardening Quiz tonight. Am very excited! Hope you all have lovely plans for the day (which is very very warm so far here in Nottinghamshire) !




Posted: 28/10/2014 at 05:58

We purchased a lawnflite ride on.  The battery went after  18 months of very light use. We were told that it was our fault for not turning over the engine on a weekly basis throughout the winter.  Funny that I didn't recall the salesman telling me about this when I purchased it!


Animal monitoring device

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 08:28


Before the darkness

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 08:20

which one is you Forester2?


bizarre situation- what would you do?

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 08:14

What about asking your neighbour if he would like to share that part of the plot? If it's neglected he may appreciate the help.

Theres just so much in life to get angry and upset about - just watching the news is mega depressing. Not worth you getting upset in a place you clearly get enjoyment from. Think of it as free exercise and if you can, have a chuckle about the ridiculousness of the way some stuff happens..... and if you really want a giggle let me know. My other half has just purchased the most horrendous cycling outfit! It's like a skin tight adult romper suit. I could try and sneak a photo for you!!


Before the darkness

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 07:57

I'd completely forgotten about the clocks! Thanks for the reminder. Yum yum to an extra hour. It's a beautiful fresh morning. I love this time of year. Lots of tidying and beautiful natural scenery. I'm with Lily Pily - love having the log fire on. Can't wait to start battening down the hatches and get cosy.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 05:39

I think everyone on here is tip top. 

daniel h - patience of a saint. Likes carl pilkington. probably drives a golf or an Audi a3. probably a very good cyclist. 

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 23:01

I reckon;

victoria sponge - gentle and willowy. Likes Kate Bush. Good at history.

happy Marion - really smiley. Ahead of her time. Strong but gentle lady. Really clever.

verdun - likes crusty bread with lots of butter. Good at crosswords. Drives a sensible car but secretly dreams of an open top Porsche with don MacLaine on the stereo.

david k - would never wear trainers. Very tidy. Good at whistling.

star gaze lily - good memory. Would always send a birthday card on time. Owns a long flowy white skirt. 

Dove - favourite colour is navy. Likes retro furniture. Has a secret dance whilst singing into a hair brush when home alone. 

Nut - likes a good strong cup of tea. Appreciates good manners. Reads a lot.

Beaus mum - quite saucy. Likes a dirty joke. Has lovely manicured finger nails. Good singing voice.

lesleyK - great attention to detail. Good at wrapping presents. Likes a nice big Christmas tree.

Discussions started by Tootles

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 19:33

Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:03

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:07

What is this cute little beauty please?

Love this plant... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 09:04

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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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 13:55

Fab Gardening Programme

Little discovery 
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Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 22:29
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