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Latest posts by Tootles

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:39

Stacey - wilko's is selling peony roots for £2, or three for £5. I treated myself yesterday and potted up today. Really healthy looking. Just in case you wanted to replace the one you've lost.

splitting rhubarb

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:00

First year of growing in the ground. Three of the crowns have been in pots for about 5 years! Was worried they'd had it so chuffed to see the pinky shoots today. my neighbour suggested they like errrrrm, man piddle (!) is that right?

YORKSHIRE PUDDING … .. …… .

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:39

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 My other half's effort.  I prefer I tidier plate but still grateful that he tried!!

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:18

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 snow drops, Christmas roses and the first signs of tulips. Happy days!

splitting rhubarb

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:13

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 We've plonked a few crowns along the boundary of our lane as told it takes up so much room in the garden. I dug it over today and spotted little red nibs! Is this about right for rhubarb at this time of year?

Compost bin

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:48

Thanks fidget.  I'll offer the other half a large cuppa straight away!

Clematis

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:30

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 All potted up now. They all had lovely roots and looked very strong.

Compost bin

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:28

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 This is my compost bin. It's my first year with one. I peeked in today and gave the contents a 'turn' for the first time....but it's just dried twigs and cuttings and no sign of any compost. We put a mix of garden cuttings and veg peelings in and I also sprinkle compost maker powder from Wilkos. Does it need more water or is this normal st this stage?

Gardener come.....

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:09

When you retire, how long does it take to switch off from your former profession?

Advice on new-build garden

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 21:23

Hi Bob, we were in a very similar position when we purchased our place.  Lawn was freshly laid but the ground wasn't made even and now we have minor slopes, especially around the perimeter. We have dug various holes to put trees in and have always ended up lugging out bags of rubble and all sorts of builders rubbish. It's a bit like a disappointing and predictable episode of Timeteam! Good luck with yours.

Discussions started by Tootles

Rhubarb blues...

Stumpy stalks.... 
Replies: 4    Views: 49
Last Post: Yesterday at 19:26

Do you know if rootstock can be purchased?

Garden centres or just online? 
Replies: 4    Views: 104
Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 21:47

Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Apple crumble in a few years? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 12:54

Soggy Discentra

Root purchased from wilko's 
Replies: 7    Views: 165
Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 20:15

Beetroot

Is it too early to put these babies outside? 
Replies: 8    Views: 135
Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 13:26

Seed germination - any hope for ones sown too early?

Regretting being too keen! 
Replies: 13    Views: 297
Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 20:28

Simple question alert!

Raspberry canes? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 12:24

Gardener come.....

......hard working....... 
Replies: 112    Views: 3161
Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 12:56

Clematis

Has anyone ordered from clematis man website before? 
Replies: 15    Views: 508
Last Post: 02/02/2014 at 15:30

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Some random ones that I'd love to get advice on.. 
Replies: 32    Views: 911
Last Post: 04/10/2013 at 13:02

Humphhhh - Sunday night blues for working gardeners.

Roll on Friday! 
Replies: 20    Views: 631
Last Post: 05/08/2013 at 08:59

Poppy Fields

Beautiful - are they for a purpose or just because they are lovely... 
Replies: 27    Views: 1039
Last Post: 08/01/2014 at 17:29

Basic question alert - green beans!

What do I do with the tips. 
Replies: 8    Views: 565
Last Post: 10/06/2013 at 18:34

Pesky mushrooms...

...good in a spag bol... but what about with my strawberries?  
Replies: 5    Views: 315
Last Post: 30/05/2013 at 23:21

Kohl rabi

Is it best to grow it outside or in the greenhouse? 
Replies: 13    Views: 539
Last Post: 26/05/2013 at 19:05
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