Tootles


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Echinops

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 12:58

In sowed some last year and they didn't flower. They look nice and string now though And I expevt them to flower this year.

I also bought some as small plants and they did flower. Really nice flowers, quite late on, and I have kept some dried....but the leaves look very weed-like. 

Average gardeners spending

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 12:27

What with Austin Reed now collapsing into administration they'll be nowhere left to buy decent clothes soon!  Wonder if I can grow some cotton?!

Average gardeners spending

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 22:21

£47 per garden centre visit surely?! 

I don't smoke, or buy designer outfits, or go to fancy pants restaurants (well, not if work isn't paying!) so if plants are my guilty pleasure then so be it!! 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 22:11

Sorry to hear that Lillp Pilly. Hope there is some positive treatment x

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:32

Planted three climbing roses and lots of other goodies from my garden centre trip yesterday.

Put my spuds in. 

Planted up lots of seedlings.

Completely cream crackered and very very happy.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 19:51

Thanks again to GWRS for the Pearsons of Collingham recommendation. Went there today and loved it. Great plants at really good prices and a fantastic little tearoom. Really friendly owners and staff too. Will definately be back. 

Bought 3 climbing roses, a salix, a clematis, and two other unpronouncables for just £33. Bargain. All big healthy plants. 

Runner beans

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 19:35

My garden ruler says to space them 6" apart.  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 09:30

Oooh, thanks for the recommendation GWRS. I'm in Long Bennington so not too far away. I'll definately make a trip there.

The drive back from curling in Tunbridge Wells was via Storrington for a meeting. Wow - that part of the world is amazing! Some beautiful villages. Really distinct and pretty but not in a Cotswolds type way that I'm more used to. More Tudor buildings. Saw some glorious houses and gardens. I've never paid much attention to Sussex but I think I will now. Popped into a garden centre that was advertised by the road called Camillas....pricey pricey so didn't come away with any treats. 

Drive back up the A1 was horrid. Fridays in the car are not good. Glad to get back to see what's changed in the greenhouse. More peas are up and erysimum paint box starting to flower. Not as big as boules mauve (spelling??) but I hope they thrive just as well.

Tatties going in today!

Monty - just saying......

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 09:19

Yes, his hair was looking well pruned! 

Mrs Don must be giving him an extra weetabix. 

Yep, the chap with the tulips was a lovely character....he'd better give that young head gardener a wheelbarrow full of weetabix though if he's going to be digging up 10,000 bulbs! 

zinnias

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 21:25

I grew miniature zinnias from plugs and from seed last year. I found that they took a while to get going so needed to be patient. I also lost quite a few because the greenhouse temperature varied quite a bit. Lovely once they flowered and they kept going for a good while.

Discussions started by Tootles

Friday nights

Humphhhhh 
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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....

Common? 
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Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

In case anyone wants to see 
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Last Post: 28/04/2016 at 12:06

Monty - just saying......

Happy Face.... 
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Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
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Forcing rhubarb

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Help! Are Briza grass seeds meant to look like this?

...and how do I sow them please? 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 20:42

Peas and beans up a frame.....

Wire, string or netting? 
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Last Post: 03/04/2016 at 16:35

Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Last Post: 05/04/2016 at 08:35

Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 08:10

Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Any recommendations very much appreciated. 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 22:41

Purple sprouting broccoli

What to do next.... 
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