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07/05/2012 at 23:00

@Wintersong it looks like you are going to have a lot of fun planning your new border .

07/05/2012 at 23:06

@Wintersong - Your garden looks lovely. That size bed to fill up should be fun Wish I had that much space - my ideas for planting always seem to outmatch the space to do it

Dry morning here, so I mananged to get the last of my veggie beds dug over. It was (again) very overgrown and very clay-ie so lots of compost and sand dug in. Courgettes will be going in there in a couple of weeks.

@Gardeningfantic - I'll send you a message with my address now. Thanks again

08/05/2012 at 09:46

I hope you are safely on your way now Koala Girl. Enjoy your holiday.

Lovely day here in Cornwall. Best time of the year. Everything is so fresh and green.

I found 5 self sown seedlings of Clematis Montana in the gravel near the parent plant. I'm sure if I collected seed and tried to grow it I would have no success. I potted them up and they have put on about 4 inches in a week. They were under the pink one 'Elizabeth' but there is a white one near so it will be interesting to see what colour they are. Love plants for free.

Lovely garden Wintersong.

08/05/2012 at 09:47

We are promised a dry warm day with some sunny bits-off to cut neighbours grass shortly.

08/05/2012 at 10:03

The weather forecast says dry but there is a big black cloud looming.

@pottiepam I am impressed I thought clematis from seed was very difficult.

08/05/2012 at 13:57

I have cut the grass along with another job-got home, sowed lettuce, runner beans in pots, collected 20 snails and dumped them in the bin at the end of the road.

Happy days

Will plant out the rest of the dahlias this afternoon

08/05/2012 at 14:26

Odd weather, black clouds but really warm. I have planted out 10 dahlias and potted on some more plants.

Good news I have found a Jacobs ladder in my garden, no where near the original, but I am not complaining.

08/05/2012 at 14:56
Lashed back a huge stem of Mme Alfred Carriiere which blew down in the last lot of windy weather. Some buds opening, so I'll leave it to flower before performing more major surgery. Digging out trenches for runner and French climbing beans. Sunny today, but more Armageddon weather forecast for tomorrow, so I'll save the pricking out and potting on for then.
08/05/2012 at 15:01

What is the difference between french beans and climbing beans???

08/05/2012 at 15:03

There are dwarf french beans,climbing fench beans,runner beans that climb but not dwarf runner beans.

08/05/2012 at 15:09

Mine just say climbing beans are they french?

08/05/2012 at 15:15

Je ne sais pas

What is the name of the variety-they are probably french -do they shrug shoulders, offer you a baguette?

08/05/2012 at 15:23

Fasold, does not sound very french Am I too late for runners?

08/05/2012 at 15:26
Hestia is a dwarf runner bean. Seeds for French beans are smaller than runner bean seeds, I suppose about the size of a baked bean? - runner seeds more butter bean size. What colour are the seeds?
08/05/2012 at 15:28

Fasold is french-just looked it up.

You are not too late for runners-sowed mine in pots today-this is just about the right time

08/05/2012 at 15:37

@figrat the seeds are a dark purple, the packet says purple flowers.

@Geoff   gracias.

08/05/2012 at 15:39


what happens if you slip on the lawn.

08/05/2012 at 15:41
Frenchies! I think I prefer them to runners, but grow both every year anyway.
08/05/2012 at 15:59


@figrat I am still trying to find what is the most productive veg for me, if I am going to do this it will need to be worth the effort.

I do not have any runner seeds how did that happen?

08/05/2012 at 16:03

I have just taken some photos