Latest posts by Tootles

Climbing rose.

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 18:26

If your roses are prone to black spot I've been advised to spray in very early spring. I'll be giving that a go this year.

Where has Monty gone?

Posted: 27/01/2017 at 18:17

hello, sorry if this has been covered elsewhere on the forum, but does anyone know what has happened to Big Dreams Small Spaces? It wasn't on last week either. Gutted as was really looking forwards to it!  

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 20:46

Ooh yes roll on Spring.

Thank you for the PM C J W P. I tried to reply but it wouldn't seem to send.

It was iced over here today. Bulbs are pushing through and nots of anticipation in the garden.

iPad freezing

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 20:41

Mine is freezing too. 

Really spoiling the use of the site. 

Agree that the ads are a pain. They take up so much of the screen.

Hope it can be sorted

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 20:22

Thanks ever so much for the Orlaya seeds which arrived today Gardenmaiden.  So very kind of you. Can't wait to get going with them! 

pet companions

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 20:14

Wishing Bracken well Logan. X X 

pet companions

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 20:43

Ah thank you. He is certainly in charge here.... and we wouldn't have it any other way! 

pet companions

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 17:12

We'd love to get a dog but with both of us at work all day we don't think it would be fair. Also, our kitty (Sydney) would probably have something to say about it!!

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 17:00

Jenny your kitties look adorable (and mischievous)! Beautiful markings.

I few years ago I bought some clematis from a website called 'The Clematis Man'.  They were really good value and very healthy.  There was a thread on it somewhere (2014 so a while back).

Im going to try and kerb my spending this year.....but I've already got a wish list and aspirations to widen my borders!!

Like you say though, life is short so live it up in whatever way makes you happy. 

Ooooh, do get a kitty from Cats Protection league. Our Sydney was 8 yrs old when we got him and he is just adorable. 

Gardening on the radio

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 16:21

I'm a huge fan of Radio Nottingham's gardening show on a Sunday morning from 9am until 10am. Hosted by John Holmes.  One of three experts is on and people phone in with questions.  Experts are John Stirland (always has a giggle), Martin Fish and Stewart Dixon. 

My other half wrote in a year ago and proposed to me on the show!  It was quite a surprise! So I am a tad bias, but I think it's the best show in town!!

Discussions started by Tootles

Is this just a massive weed?

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

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Should I use compost - very odd sour smell...

Is it off?? 
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Verbena Bon. question

To prune or not to prune... 
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Can I use these as seed spuds? 
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Joining the RHS

Is it worth it? 
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Where has Monty gone?

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Seed Audit -open packets and out of date

would love to hear your views 
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Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?

Planning for next year 
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Friday nights

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Curious - what do you think?

Is a professional gardener without a garden possible? 
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Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Chomping at the bit to get started  
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Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Another frost? 
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Finding lots of blue and White pottery when I dig....

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Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

In case anyone wants to see 
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