The programme's logo, as seen in the advertisement area in the Rumours! Magazine

"Hello and welcome back to "Toots, Shoots 'n' Roots" with me, Tilden Toots!"
Tilden Toots[src]

Toots, Shoots 'n' Roots is programme on the Wizarding Wireless Network hosted by Tilden Toots. The show features Tilden answering gardening questions that his listeners send to him by owl.[1]


Hello and welcome back to "Toots, Shoots 'n' Roots" with me, Tilden Toots! Mrs Georgina Smyth of Nettlebed in Oxfordshire has sent an owl with an all too common problem.

Dear Tilden,
I've not watered my Flitterbloom for several months and now when I need to use it in a potion I find it's died. I've threatened it with a number of curses but it refuses to revive. What would you recommend?

Well Georgina, a combination of my famous Rejuicing and Regerminating potions ought to do the trick. Six drops of the red Rejuicer followed by three drops of the green Regerminator will be the breath of life to a plant beyond the reach of blackmail.

Unfortunately, that's all we have time for today. But, be sure to tune in next time when we'll be discussing the right way to skin a Gurdyroot and what to do if Muggles hear your Honking Daffodils. Until next time, that's Tootle-oo from Toots!

Behind the scenes

  • The programme's title may have been patterned after Eats, Shoots & Leaves, a best-selling book on proper punctuation by British author Lynne Truss that was published in 2003.
  • This programme gave readers a clue on the updated J.K. Rowling's Official Site, prior to its redesign in 2012.


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