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Correction to my earlier complaint about Cara spuds.
They did get blight and I had thought I had no crop at all. Then I noticed a couple on the surface, half-eaten (by voles probably) On closer inspection, there were plenty there, but not as big as they should have been, of course. Harvested them this afternoon. Yum. Hope they'll keep!
Claire: One or two courgette plants (as you've now discovered) is/are plenty, unless you really like courgettes!
Artjac......sadly not a Labrador tree......the way they are producing I could give away a bag full of puppies every other day. I'll be looking at them in a different light from now on tho
Lab labs - Dolichos lab lab or Lab lab purpureus. Climbing bean with purple tinged leaves and slightly scented purple/pink flowers which are attractive to bees and other insects. They produce edible dark purple pods of a similar shape to Mange tout. The seeds are attractive too.....black with a white stripe.
I assume not many people grow them as wherever I've had them over the last 15 years or so, people are very curious about them.
Bekkie.......re the Lab labs......I've always found that they need slightly warmer temps to germinate than the average bean and I usually plant them out a little later too.
I can certainly save you some seed from this years crop if you remind me come October/November
Bekkie........no, I know you weren't ( tho it wouldn't matter if you were..... )
I'll make a note in my "little book" but my memory is commensurate with my age ( 27 plus, plus, plus ). So give me a nudge with your address later on
Bekkie......received your PM but can't reply for some reason. Will send the Lab lab seeds for you .....November would be my guess
Love fennel, so I thought I'd give it another try, always bolts - it's bolted. They have such lovely fat ones in the supermarket.
Carrots and runner beans are great this year.
Lol bekkie, don't mind if your ever cheeky bekkie, you always make me smile x
Bekkie......thanks.......yes, I'd like to try the wax beans next year. I'll send you a PM with my address (hopefully ! )
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Dianthus "Arctic Fire". 72 planted, all appear to be thriving (lots of healthy leaves), but not one single flower. What a waste of money........apparently perennial.....worth leaving in position overwinter?
They are perennials, they grow on this year and flower next.