Tootles


Latest posts by Tootles

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.

Monty - just saying......

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 21:14

Was it just me or was Monty looking particularly 'well' on tonight's episode?! My other half has just told me I was smiling at the telly! 

Hammering in those posts, saving those ickle lambs....I was expecting a kitten rescue from a tree at any moment!

What a hero. Reminded me on one of those Athena posters from my teens!!

A particularly enjoyable episode! 

flowers that dont need direct sunlight

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 21:07

What a fab summer house! Looks brill!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 07:58

Ive just had an early morning peek in the greenhouse. So much activity! Seeds germinating, seedlings putting on new leaves, cuttings taking. Wish so much that I could have a day in there.

Instead I have to drive for almost 4 hours to go curling...yes, brushing ice when I'd rather be brushing my garden path. Corporate client entertaining - roll on retirement...only 20 years to go.

Sad news rip Victoria Wood

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 16:53

Such sad news. So young.

So upsetting that the evil C has taken another life. God I hate hate hate it. 

Place your bets....

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 07:24

Forecast to be a belter here today between Grantham and Newark....but the weekend is predicted to be right chilly.

Looks like, by the law of averages, it's going to be the end of May before anything goes out without protection then.

Place your bets....

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 20:33
Hello I'm in the East Midlands - anyone else in this neck of the woods and brave enough to start planting out? Or do you think that the dreaded frosts will be back?

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 06:24

Signed. 

i hope the BBC listens....how lovely for it go get some much demand for one of its shows.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:12

A day of dreaming about gardening. Firstly when wedged into a jam packed tube, secondly when dealing with an unreasonable client, and thirdly when dealing with a case of misconduct....all made bearable with 30 seconds of closing my eyes and imagining being wrist deep in potting compost! 

Gardening really is therapy sometimes, even if it is only the thought of it.

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 06:14

Looking at yours again Victoria, you have the same early stages of flowers. They seem to be hanging down on these plants at the moment.  Hoping that they grow as spikes as per the description.

Hope yours grows on you Jinxy. Im hoping it'll come into its own when it's a bit larger and established.

Discussions started by Tootles

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Another frost? 
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Last Post: 02/05/2016 at 19:01

Finding lots of blue and White pottery when I dig....

Common? 
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Last Post: 01/05/2016 at 17:02

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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Last Post: 25/05/2016 at 13:01

Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
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Last Post: 20/04/2016 at 10:45

Forcing rhubarb

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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 19:49

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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Last Post: 14/04/2016 at 08:04

Compost success!

It works! 
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Last Post: 15/03/2016 at 07:58

Watering can issue....

Any tips appreciated.... 
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Last Post: 13/03/2016 at 21:16

Pelargoniums (common geraniums) cuttings - where am in going wrong?

would like toga ve more success with cuttings 
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Last Post: 06/03/2016 at 15:37
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