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Thnk the crop's going to be reduced FG, but we'll get several meals out of them. And I need to get them out very soon and sow the dwarf french beans - space is at a premium.
Dove I don't know if this is true but an old gent told me about nipping the tops out of runner beans to help stop black fly...I was thinking...yes I know..
But both he and his wife said that the most tasty part of all was the green they nipped out and streamed. He worked for a large country house so they had loads in the cottage garden and they loved harvesting them each spring.
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Dove I don't know if this is true but an old gent told me about nipping the tops out of runner beans to help stop black fly...I was thinking...yes I know.. But both he and his wife said that the most tasty part of all was the green they nipped out and streamed. He worked for a large country house so they had loads in the cottage garden and they loved harvesting them each spring.
I cooked some of my bb tops a few days ago.. v tasty and a shame to waste them. Microwaved.
Yes, we've had two meals from ours, steamed with a knob of butter - delicous
Evening all hey I am back been so busy and computer been messing up, been out at a garden show and I am knackered, brought lots of plants and bits, so I will be having to find lots of places for the plants to go
Love Broad Beans - when we get our veg patch fenced off I will definitely be trying them.
Fidgetbones - I too spent the day pulling up forget-me-nots! Planted a couple of new atrantias (shaggy), my sweet peas, my morning glories, my rudbeckias and a load of lavenders - quite a busy day !
Invested in another sprinkler - went for the round and round one this time (rather than the one that goes from side to side) - have kept the receipt, and will hold them to their "2 year guarantee" if it breaks this time round.
OH dug a new flower bed - so our terrace is now looking lovely and balanced. Forgot to take photos, so it will have to wait til next weekend.
Time for a dose of gardening programmes to round off a lovely weekend
What a beautiful day
Have been given some Chinese Lanterns today,I have not grown them before,so am not sure where to plant them at the moment,so have just put them in a bucket of water overnight.
Blue tit chicks which fledged last week.seem to have left the garden over the weekend,glad they all survived ok,but will miss them.
Well, I've done nothing. Just thought, I didn't even feed the fish. Too cold to go out the door. According to my weather forecast at the top of the page, it's going to be even colder tomorrow. How ridiculous. Verdun, can you get some bellows out and blow the sun my way.
Gilly- what a shame they didn't stay after you giving them a nice B&B too....how very rude.ving to sto
Chick - I tried to find that thread with the posts about the sprinkler but couldn't find it - sorry Glad you got one though. Get some pix of your new border- you've been very busy. I kept having to come inside out of the heat...
sorry tina. such a small country yet such a difference in climate everywhere. i do hope you get some sun although rain is coming our way I think. actually, we could use the rain.....
FG, the dry weather must have helped, but there are also lots more buds than usual and the plants are just bursting with health. I think it is mainly the mulching with rotted manure.
Off to bed now. I've done nothing much all day and I'm exhausted! Goodnight, all.
You can have ours Tina. We're finished with it now ..
Something odd happened to my last post. Brain not functioning, think I'm tired - only 4/5 hours sleep last night
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Could his name be Dennis, Highland Jennie. I have also asked why they spell 'Ambulance' or 'Police' backwards on vehicles. Doh!!!
Could his name be Dennis, Highland Jennie.
I have also asked why they spell 'Ambulance' or 'Police' backwards on vehicles. Doh!!!
10 out of 10 Tina!
My "party piece" when young was to recite the alphabet backwards, taught by an aunt & we had (short!) conversations in kcab gnals (back slang). My wierd brain still often "translates" words into reverse (why???) so ecnalubmA or eciloP would seem not unusual to me (I know, I know!!)
Evening all. Trying to catch up whilst watching TV. Tina it's the medication I'm taking together with not having too much to do. When I'm at work I like to be at school by 6am, I hope to go back in a couple of weeks but dread how bad I will be having to get up so early .
Well, I hope you feel better soon Bev, as this has been going on for some time now. Not much fun is it. 6 o'clock seems a bit early though. Just turning over then for another 3-4 hours.
Off to bed now after trying to order wood online and it didn't work so had to email them...
Oh well, tomorrow's another day-hope you feel better soon Bev. Break yourself into it gently.
Tina 3-4 hours.. I don't know...you youngsters...
GillyL, be careful where you put those Chinese Lanterns, they grow rampant and spread like mad!
Oh, good morning everyone, enjoy your day, raining here and thunderstorms.
Thanks Swiss Sue.
Evening all! It seems to be my job to trawl through the lists, find this thread and bring it to the first page!
Hasn't rained yet and I didn't water plants today. If it doesn't rain soon, I'll have to get out there and water the pots.