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Latest posts by Tootles

help me choose a rose. white blooms, climbing, partial shade

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 13:50

Hi Snowdrop

ive just nipped outside and taken these photos for you. I have two roses, both white, both climbers, both fragrant both without thorns. Not sure if they technically keep their foliage in the winter, but both mine seem to have done so. The madam alfred has been in for two years and is the one almost halfway over the arch which is north facing, and the Claire Austin has been in for a year and is South facing. Both are looking very healthy.  Hoping for a good display of blooms this year. Hope you find one you like.

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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 07:04

White over in rural Notts. Hopefully the last of the frosts this year.

Beechgrove

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 17:02

I really like Beechgrove too. Thanks for starting the thread and thanks Ob for letting us know when it's back on. Yipppeeee!

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 05:44

I usually go for Arthur J Bowers or Murphys but have been disappointed over the last couple of years so this year I went for Jacks Magic and it's wonderful. Like luxury compost! Lovely and thin with no great bits of wood chip or unidentifiable chunks. £6.99 for two sixty litre bags.  

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 05:41

Hi Ashdale, you're right about Ammi. I put these in the heated propogator two weeks ago and they are tiny compared to other seedlings.  Potted them up and the roots were very long. All trial and (a lot!!) of error for me! Let me know how yours get on.

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 Hi, Woo.....you're not behind....I think we're all a bit ahead of ourselves!  Seeds soon sprout in a heated prop. Looking forwards to seeing and hearing how you get on.

 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 17:08

Hi Ashdale, Matty

my Cosmos are leggy too, but I've never grown plants from seed that haven't been leggy to be honest!

ive got a real mix going on. Zinnia, dahlia, cosmos, larkspur, dill, ammi....and a few things I can't spell but they looked good in the catalogue!

roll on summer.

Space in veg bed

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 07:08

Hi Edd, sounds like you've been busy. I find that potatoes always take up much more room than I think they will. Once they get going upwards and outwards I've found that they cover anything else planted in the same bed, so I give them a bed all to themselves.

you could plant your tomatoes in grow bags or pots. 

Your winter planting may just need a little more time to come to life. It's amazing what happens once there's some consecutive warm days.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 07:04

We cut the lawn for the first time this year yesterday. Lots of bright green patches of moss to get busy on with the rake.

Hedges - anyone else noticed....

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 06:59

Is a flail one of those big arms they fit to the tractor?

Its a mix of farmers hedges and council ones. It's really noticeable just how much of a chop they seem to be getting. Lots of chopped and exposed thick branches. Even seems to be done in places its just been left for years.

i too thought it may have been austerity driven in that over the last few years money has been tight and it would have been an easy cut to make, but now the economy is, supposedly, on the mend the contractors are being paid to tidy up. 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 06:51

cant wait to hear about everyone's results. My seedlings are powering on. Wish it was warm enough to harden them off but the temperature seems to have dropped a fair bit here.

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Discussions started by Tootles

Broad beans - should they look like this?

But knarly! 
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Happy Easter - know your bunnies

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Crow or raven?

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Gardeners world free seeds...

Did anyone else manage to get some....? 
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Last Post: 25/04/2015 at 10:06

Blind daffs solution??

Anyone tried this.... 
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Last Post: 29/03/2015 at 10:59

Hedges - anyone else noticed....

Big cut... 
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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 10:51

Stealing or foraging?

What do you think? 
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Pricey blooms on St Valentine's day

But lovely all the same... 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 11:46

Realised bed surprise!

Lucky me! 
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Last Post: 09/03/2015 at 17:23

Woops!

How did they get there... 
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Last Post: 12/02/2015 at 15:27

The sun has got his hat on....

HAPPY! 
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Last Post: 10/03/2015 at 22:20

I wish someone would invent....

Ideas to make life easier... 
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Last Post: 26/01/2015 at 21:49

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Anyone got any tips? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:48

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
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Last Post: 11/02/2015 at 10:02

Anyone done any gardening today?

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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