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Latest posts by Tootles

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 20:14

Looks great Matty2. Love the variety of plants that you've chosen. Have you worked out heights and which ones should go at the back? I've made a 'best guess' but imagine that mine are a bit jumbled! 


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:26

 Just had a look and they really are identical to those on pansyface's link. Here is their house! Loads of them going in and out. 

Broad beans - should they look like this?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:17

I've watered them every other day and when i dig under the surface the soil is warm and damp. They do look a bit weird but having never grown them before I don't know what to expect. Are yours more straight?

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:14

have planted a few more outside and they look to be doing ok. Have decided to put the dahlias in their own bed as they can be a bit thuggish. Few more to go in today. Exciting times!

 Chives looking happy. They last ages in a vase too.


Broad beans - should they look like this?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:08

Good  morning

First time growing broad beans. Just a couple of rows at the front of a raised bed. Should they look like this? Sort of knarly and a bit twisted? How frequently should they be watered?  Any tips? Thanks.




Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:20

Looks like it Pansyface, thanks ever so much for the link.


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 22:39

Hi GM, it's a standard size tit box (we had birds in it last year). Not sure what kind of bees they are. They look small to medium in size and don't seem to have much colour. They look fluffy though. Lots of them going in and out all day. We peeked at it this evening when it seemed less active and we could see lots of them inside. 

Our empty nestbox...

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 22:17

Steve - snap! We have found the same in our tit box! It's a first for us. Quite like watching them busying around the entrance. Will be interesting to see if our fruit and veg produces any more with them just being a few yards away. 


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 22:12

Hi, we have found bees in out bird house today. Loads of them.  We were just going to leave them alone. Is that the correct thing to do? Will they be there all summer do you think? Thanks

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 21:02

Maybe zinnias are tricky then, or it's just a funny year for them. Mine don't look good at all.  sounds like it'll be a good year for sunflowers though!

Ive started putting plants in one of the raised beds. Three echinops ritro grown from seed, two echinops veitchs blue grown from plugs from Sarah raven, and three didiscus from seed. Very excited!

 Quite a lot more still in the greenhouse, and hardening off in the cold frame.

 Roll on next weekend!

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