Tootles


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Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 21:40

Yay! Nice work Chicky! Looks lovely.

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 20:56

Ahhhh, that's annoying. I've just gone to order and it appears that they don't add the delivery on right until the very end and it's a bit pricey. Comes in at £9.94 In total. Might have to have a rethink..... I'll see if I can find it elsewhere within budget.

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 19:02

Hello!


just checking in to see if those that are up for it fancy ordering next week? Looks like the Helenium got the winning vote - I think it appeared on Gardeners World in the wildlife garden section. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 18:55

Ive had a lovely day in the garden. Started at 9.15am and came in at 6.15pm. Dug borders, widened a flower bed, planted seeds, potted all sorts on and pruned my neighbours shrub which is growing wildly over our wall.


Everythin is looking lovely and I'm very very happy!

Is this just a massive weed?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 18:41

Thanks Dove! Much appreciated. 

Is this just a massive weed?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 18:26

hello, my friend has just moved into a new house and this monster has sprouted up. I think it's a weed but wanted to double check. Does anyone recognise it at all? Many thanks


Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 10:59

Thanks for the responses. Glad I'm not going bonkers in thinking this is highly unlikely if not impossible. 

Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 08:36

That's what I thought too Nut.  Don't seeds need light to develop a root that cold be strong enough to break through a drain? If this was possible I need to start growing my root crops without any light!

Can roots grow in drains from a seed within a drain?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 07:53

Hi


We have a problem with a drain. The drain (underground) has cracked. Within 2 metres of the drain are some 20ft leylandii trees that have been left to grow out of control. They are huge in width as well as height. 


On investigation (a camera down the drain) we are being told that there is evidence of root damage. This is where my question comes in. We are being told that the root damage might be caused by an independent root growing in the drain, and that the likely cause is a seed that has got in, and grown into a root with the water from the drain and some silt.   


I am struggling to comprehend this. Is it possible do you think for a seed to germinate inside a drain, with no light and limited air, to grow large enough into a root to be strong enough to break a drain?  And the 20ft leylandii trees have nothing to do with it??


any thoughts much appreciated. 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 19:23

Sounds like there are a few of us then! yay!


Victoria Sponge - would you like me to find some more options to see if there are any you fancy? Sad you might not take part! I love your posts.

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