Tootles


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Bored of my garden!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 14:54

Hi Claire, wow what a beautiful garden! It looks so pretty. I'd love to achieve a garden like yours. I'm on the other side of the fence with just a large rectangle of grass as a back garden and complete fear about doing anything to it! I get my gardening fix from an allotment area I've created to the side, as well as two borders around the front. I've fallen in to the trap of stuffing my borders full of all sorts and now they are a real mess, very unbalanced. Planning on emptying them out completely this autumn. Am just in the process of researching plant combinations as ive got my heights all wrong and there's no seasonal flow. Is there any way that you could change an area of your garden rather than starting again? It seems such a shame as it is so pretty.

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Clematis

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 21:13

Thanks Fairygirl. I'll do just that. Hope you get lots of lovely flowers on yours.

Clematis

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 17:02

Hi there,

well I managed to resist and left the clematis in pots. They grew a bit, but no flowers which I guess is to be expected.  Should I pot them on into even bigger pots do you think or just leave them until they die back, over-winter them in a cold frame and plant on the garden next spring?

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August oddities

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:39

Do you think your hellebore will flower again when it's supposed to?

guess who's hiding in my compost bin

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:37

Eeeek! I know they are harmless, and a lovely sign of healthy wildlife.... but the thought of a snake of any kind scares the living daylights out of me!  I'm a real animal lover so would NEVER ever hurt anything but I reckon you'd hear my scream in timbooooktoo!!  Good luck GG. You are one brave chick!

Moon on the horizon

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:30

What a lovely view you gave runnybeak.

It's mahoooosive here in Nottinghamshire Too!

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What would be your perfect day.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 18:56

SD and Cagrand. - the world is a better place because of wonderful people like you. What touching kindness. Thank you from someone who loves animals too x x

What a lovely smell!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:10

Thanks. I'll definitely give them a go. 

These were only £1.50 from the local Saturday morning market. I think they'll be a regular feature from now on.

fairygirl - what a lovely thing to say...thank you!! 

Other than sweet peas, are there any other strongly scented cut flowers?

still raining!!

What a lovely smell!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:35

morning! It's absolutely piddling it down in Nottinghamshire this morning. bought these stocks yesterday and when I came down to the snug this morning the scent was amazing! listening to bbc radio notts Sunday morning gardening, cup of tea and other half making breakfast for me.... and the scent of stocks...just heavenly! Are they easy to grow?

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Well I'll be pickled!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 20:49

Eeeeh by gum, that sounds very tasty!  I found a recipe for a beetroot and chocolate cake.... I'll report back at the weekend. 

Talking of the sherbert, I wonder if there is such a thing as beetroot wine??

Discussions started by Tootles

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

Which ones need protecting? 
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Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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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

The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 20:48

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 22:04

Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 19:07

What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 16:11

A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 10:15

Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 07:03

Yum yum

Cucumber pie, sandwich, cake, lasagne anyone?!?! 
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Last Post: 01/08/2014 at 14:11

What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

I always get stuck at this point! 
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Courgette questions!

Sorry about the Benny hill style photo.... 
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