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runner bean seeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:25

Logan, I haven't tried Moonlight. Does it mind hot summers and does it taste like a real runner bean not a French bean?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 17:31


 

Chicky, they are autumn sown Sweet Peas, been in a cold frame all winter before planting out.

Dahlia "Bishop of Landaff" isn't hardy here and now they don't sell it any more in the GC so I've lost my three. But the "Bishop's Children" that I sowed from seed are hardy, so is Dahlia "Park Princess", "Arabian Nights" and "Pooh".

I've been mending electric fences, putting horses in a new paddock (happy bunnies) and planting out pots and troughs.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 16:19

What on earth is that, Mrs. G? Looks like a fungus or a particularly revolting giant slug!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 16:18

Looking good, Matty, and your OH obviously didn't murder them when you were staying with me!

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 16:10

Thank you David.

But what do you mean about the thread?

Another ID please

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:21

Thanks for that. It has invaded part of my veggie garden and I didn't know what it was, although it is common.

Weed membrane and perennials

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:20

I have used a membrane covered with bark chippings in a shrub bed successfully. Shrubs stay where they are put. I cut crosses in it for planting holes.

But some years ago I tried with perennials, I would not advise it. Clumps of perennials increase in size and when they can't then some of them spread their roots sideways and pop up in the planting holes of others. The membrane makes it very difficult to work with. Bark or a good mulch is much easier to cope with, but you will always have to do a certain amount of weeding in a bed of perennials.

Second hand greenhouse advice please

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:14

Make sure the instructions come with it. If you see one you like look up the make on Google and see if spare parts are available from their website.

Broad beans - should they look like this?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:11

Sorry, don't think that is normal - at least mine aren't like that. Have you let them dry out?

runner bean seeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:09

Scarlet Emperor nearly always does well for me in the SW of France. Tried several others but they can't manage the hot weather in July and August. If SC loses it's flowers when it's hot then it always does a good crop in October.

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