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Latest posts by Tootles

Climber in a narrow space

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 23:17

Jasmine would be a great plant. So pretty. I've got a winter / early spring flowering one and it's the first thing in the garden to flower after the gloom of late winter. It grew quite slowly in the first year, and then it just settled and has grown really well. I pinned it to a brick wall today. Looks lovely.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 08:47

Hanging basket at the front looking past its best so will empty that. May nip to the garden centre for some refills. I never normally bother with a second show but feel in the mood this year!



Posted: 08/08/2015 at 20:48

My goodness! I think I've put 2 stones on just reading that Scroggin! Yum yum! I'll be having a go at that! 

Are you a bit further south than nottinghamshire Barry? 



Posted: 08/08/2015 at 20:10

Thanks for the ideas!  Will Defo be trying some of those. Muffins and wine and liquer top the list!  


Posted: 07/08/2015 at 08:14

Other than jam and crumble, any other delights to make with them?


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 21:42

hello - looking like a great year for blackberries here in the East Midlands. Ones around us have already started turning a lovely shiny black, still a bit sour though. Anyone else noticed signs of a bumper crop?

Bee boxes

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 21:36

What great pictures David. Thanks for sharing. Looks like someone has put a lot of hard work and effort in to it. 

Go for it Jo47!  Woukd love to know how you get on. Maybe a pic or two of your work in progress?!

I'm trying really hard to be less of a wimp when it comes to all things creepy crawly. That said, an earwig fell out of a dahlia flower that I'd cut for the vase yesterday, and I didnt half jump!  Much nicer to see them in their own hotel! Needless to say, no more dahlias indoors for me!

Bee boxes

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 21:51

Yes please David! That's quite a hotel! Would love to see how it's used and how it ages. 

Stone the crows!

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 21:02

Thanks Jo47. Really useful!  Ive just googled Jay - very fancy looking! I'll keep an eye out.

Stone the crows!

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 18:29

Is it easy to spot the difference between a rook and a crow? Are they both from the carion family?  Are jackdaws the ones with the silvery helmets on? I'd love to be better at identifying these birds but I never quite know what to look out for. Same with swallows and swifts; I can never tell the difference. 

Discussions started by Tootles

Preperation for the big day!

Doing a Bob Marley all day... 
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Any blackberry jam makers out there at the mo?

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Last Post: 23/08/2015 at 22:32

Any ideas for an entry..... meets garden... 
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Last Post: 31/08/2015 at 10:42

Votes please, and a quick questions...

Which one and what soil? 
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Last Post: 15/08/2015 at 23:29

Hungry little things...

Chomping away 
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A good year? 
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Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 09:58

Beautiful Day

Gorgeous in the garden... 
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Last Post: 30/06/2015 at 07:45

Help with tree-in-a-pot identity...

What are these beauties? 
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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 15:49

Does anyone know much about Veronicas?

How to propogate 
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Last Post: 27/06/2015 at 08:28

Last night's Gardeners World

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Broad beans - should they look like this?

But knarly! 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 20:26

Happy Easter - know your bunnies

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Last Post: 04/04/2015 at 21:19

Crow or raven?

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Gardeners world free seeds...

Did anyone else manage to get some....? 
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Blind daffs solution??

Anyone tried this.... 
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