Latest posts by Tootles

Sheps Greenhouse thread

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 05:46

What a lovely greenhouse. Looking forwards to your pictures and progress. 

GW 22nd June 2017

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 21:11

I really like Adam.  The slots with him are amongst my favourites. 

His home is down to hard graft I imagine, and richly deserved too.

Just in case anyone from the BBC reads...

Posted: 22/06/2017 at 21:07

Goodness gracious me.... will the BBC ever just let us Gardeners have our one hour slot at the same time, in the same place, every week please?!

Thursday this week, and then on at 9pm next week.... 

I wish they'd just stop moving it about, and sacrificing it at any opportunity.  

It's sooooo annoying!

Gardeners' World Live 2017

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 21:38

I was taken to gardeners world today by a client and really enjoyed it.   We had front row seats for Monty D's talk which was lovely. Wish it had been twice as long! Lots of good advice though and real encouragement to embrace change in a garden and don't be downhearted by failures.

 Another big difference is that I was kindly given a VIP parking space - brilliant not to have to tramp back to the main car parks at the end of the day.  

It was really spacious, not over crowded and the plant displays were really lovely. Left with tonnes of ideas.  Got to say, I enjoyed it much more than my disastrous trip to Chatsworth. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 21:01

The wind has really battered my garden. My roses were in flower but most are now petals on the lawn.  I really need to spend a day having a good old fettle to tidy it all up.  

Its 'black over at Bills mothers' as we say here so likely another downpour shortly. 

Heaven Scent .....Smell from Hell

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 20:56

I love the smell of salvia Hotlips leaves, tomato leaves and pelargonium leaves. 

The one garden honk that still gives me nightmares is the smell of the nettle feed that I made a few years ago! It was VILE!!  Never again, no matter how good it is for the garden!

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 21:33

I realise I'm in a MASSIVE grump so sorry if my post has put anyone off going. I'm sure given so much negative / constructive feedback they will be working hard over night to improve things.

I'm also sure that after a good nights sleep I will feel less annoyed.  So on that note I'm off to bed! Tomorrow's a new day and I've booked it off work - roses to tidy up!

Night night X X 

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 21:06

No one is blaming anyone for the weather. That would be silly. But the organisers are responsible for the small matter of health and safety, adequate facilities, access for all including those in wheelchairs (who don't just 'decide' to use one!).

I'm glad you, and I am sure others, had a fab day. Sadly it did not reach my expectations on a number of levels - and I'm not about to reduce those I'm afraid. 

Hope they do some serious work overnight to improve it so that anyone going after today enjoys it as much as Anne17. 

Good luck!

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 20:32

Really safe!

Traffic chaos - Chatsworth!!

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 20:23

We can't have been at the same show. The staff we spoke to were all, and I mean ALL, pulling their hair out and complaining that is was disorganised chaos, as were the majority of people we met. One woman staff member was actually crying!!

I feel very sorry for the stall holders, again a lot complaining of it being really badly organised. Yes, some lovely stalls but we saw no gardens - perhaps that is because there were no signs and we didn't much feel like forking out £5 for a map after paying for a ticket and sitting in traffic for three hours!

I know the weather yesterday must have been challenging, but conditions were downright dangerous. We saw two mobility scooters stuck in the mud. We also saw one poor lady fall flat on the wet steep temporary bridge. We saw two people carted off on stretchers.  One of the maintenance men was saying the temporary walk ways all needed lifting tonight because they weren't put down properly. 

And what about seating?? People were sitting on the wet ground! 

A pleasant walk to find your car it may be if you can tackle hills, mud and miles - not suitable for the two people over 75 that I was with. 

They have decided to keep it open for an extra hour tonight to "make up" for the problems. What a joke. Better off banging the organisers heads together to improve it before tomorrow.  

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