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Latest posts by Tootles

Bake off again

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 19:40

The best thing about Bake Off for me is seeing a mature female on telly.  It's so refreshing and interesting to watch a woman that's full of life's wealth. 

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 22:26

Leo sounds adorable! I adopted a cat last Wednesday from the cats protection league. He's 8 and called Sidney. So far he's scratched a new sofa to bits and made a 'stain' on a new carpet.... and I love him! He's worth every bit of destruction. Can't wait to see what he'll be like in the garden!  

 

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:29

He's a very handsome fellow digger! Looks like hes loving life!

 

New Weeding Tool

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:04

1. Seeing the little beggars re grow so quickly and getting the complete root out

2. Get all the root out with ease: most I find just snap some root off.

3. Root snapping!

4. A magic one that did it for me! And also told me that me bum never looks big in anything I wear

Glorous gardens from above

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:00

CW for queen I say! She's brill. Her book is on my shelf as one of my absolute favourites. Joy to watch.

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 21:58

Well it is call Gardeners World...not Strictly Just Gardening. Nigel is a part of Montys gardening world and the show shares that with us, which makes us very lucky as Nigel is a personal Pet. I remember Alan Titchmarsh's cat which was equally as lovely.  

Warning - Roundup Gel

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 20:24

Thanks for the warning. That's awful. I hope your cat is ok.

Gardeners' Logic???

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 08:25

totally agree. Propagation is just magic when it works! Especially when you spot one of whatever it is you've propagated in the garden centre, and often your own tends to look healthier too.  I would love to see some pictures of your successful propagation thecatsmother. Love the name by the way!

Without wanting to burn my bra, I do find that women on the whole tend to be better when it comes to budgeting and financial logic. Especially these days when more and more women have higher salaries, and often work twice as hard to smash through glass ceilings. 

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:44

Pansy - perhaps once I get the hang of it! For now, just imagine a pea on a giant fork!

thanks Dove and Bob. I think it might be a bit of both. I'll have another go after a bit of rain...and eat a few more pies!  Failing that, I'm going to put my favourite song on and have a dance in my high heels!

 

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 18:10

Hello - I found this wonderful old lawn aeration tool in an old tool shed sale.  I'm delighted with it as judging from the weight of the thing, it's built to last! Trouble is, it has these massive springs on it that are really difficult to compress. I've used the bottle of wine for scale! Now these springs are tough. So much so, that I can only manage to prick my lawn by an inch or so. Is that deep enough to aerate the lawN or do I need to get down to the gym? Thanks in advance.

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Discussions started by Tootles

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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Last Post: Today at 15:30

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
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