Latest posts by Tootles

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


i hope the BBC 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.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 18:07

That's pretty Flumpy.

I commented to my other half about the disappearing compost and I got a physics lesson in response. Apparently "matter can neither be created or destroyed" .... but can 'matter' tell me where my compost goes?!! 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 10:53

Busy-Lizzie, I think greenhouse shuffling should be an official sport! I seem to spend hours doing it but it's amazing how much more can be nudged in with a bit of tinkering isn't it?!

your choice of plants sounds lovely rosemummy. Great combinations. 

Im going to nip over to my inlaws later as they are going out. ive been helping them with their garden so will do some more as a surprise for when they return. 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 10:43


Wow Chicky! Your flower looks great! I've just nipped out to look at mine. It's been in the greenhouse up until last weekend when I popped it in a cold frame. 

its got three flowers coming! Only small just yet but looks really healthy!  Its leaves are closer in colour to yours Victoria Sponge. Glad it's a tough plant. It'll need to be under my care!

im sure you'll get flowers soon Sophie. Must be the difference between it being inside and outside. Bet having it outside earlier will make for a stronger plant. Might pop mine in the border at the end of the month. The frost today has scared me off!


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 19:00

Bought 8 bags of compost this morning. Where does it go?! I seem to buy so much of the stuff every year! 

Spent the rest of the day in the greenhouse potting on and sowing more seeds. 

Had a few mad episodes of rain and hail followed by bright sunshine. Random weather. 

Thought for Lyn

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 18:42

Sorry to hear your news. Thinking of you Lyn x 


Posted: 14/04/2016 at 21:28

That's the badger! Cape gooseberries! 


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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?

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

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Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

In case anyone wants to see 
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Monty - just saying......

Happy Face.... 
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Place your bets....

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Forcing rhubarb

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Help! Are Briza grass seeds meant to look like this?

...and how do I sow them please? 
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Peas and beans up a frame.....

Wire, string or netting? 
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Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Any recommendations very much appreciated. 
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Purple sprouting broccoli

What to do next.... 
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Compost success!

It works! 
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Watering can issue....

Any tips appreciated.... 
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