Tootles


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Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 06:47

Where on earth is the logic?  Gardening has become so much more popular these days. It makes no sense to then cancel a 30 minute prog. 

Grrrrrrrrr!! 

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 06:27

I've just heard that GW is cancelled again this Friday too. Please tell me this isnt correct?  On a bank holiday Monday weekend too, at the busiest time of year for many gardeners.

I can feel a strongly worded email to the BBC coming on!!

So...............

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 06:21

I have a lot of colleagues from the US "reaching out to me". I also have some UK colleagues wanting to "square the circle", "touch base" and "take a helicopter view". 

My most recent teeth grinder is colleagues who buy time while they think of what to say by saying "what it is is" - drives me potty along with "at the end of the day" and  starting every sentence with the word "fundamentally"!

It can be like one long tedious episode of The Apprentice in my office sometimes. 

 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 15:04

Snowing in my part of Nottinghamshire!! Not settling but it's pelting down! 

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. 

Discussions started by Tootles

Is crop rotation absolutely necessary?

Planning for next year 
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Last Post: 31/12/2016 at 10:15

Friday nights

Humphhhhh 
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Last Post: 21/11/2016 at 18:18

Curious - what do you think?

Is a professional gardener without a garden possible? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2016 at 08:54

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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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
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