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Posted: 13/07/2013 at 14:16

How annoying Mrs G. I don't suppose anyone would swop them?

We had lunch (salad) outside, but 30° in shade so come in. 25° in kitchen - feels cool!

This morning weeded runner beans. Knee high grass, must have been in the hay, it's a fast growing coarse variety that farmer uses for his cows. My horses ate it and it ended up in the manure for the beans! One bean has crossed over and is growing up the wigwam next door - just ready to trip you over when harvesting beans!

Then we went to the GC for trellis for the back of OH's arbour.

When we were in England I bought a yellow clematis that will grow in shade to grow up the arbour, but the ground is now hard and in this heat I don't feel like dealing with it.

sprouting broccoli

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 09:09

It could be the heat at the moment. Have you watered it enough? Would have needed quite a lot.

Abundant Weed?

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 09:07

Help!!! Dove's right! But it isn't too hard to pull up.

little black bugs smothering many of my plants

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 09:03

I don't do much spraying, but liquid soap is better than washing up liquid which is a detergent.

Clematis rubens montana pruning

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 09:01

I don't prune my Montanas much at all, only when they get dead bits or need tidying.

Justa will need hard pruning early spring to 20 - 30 cms. I think Montana has smaller leaves with a slight reddish flush and Justa has bigger, mid-green leaves so they may not be too hard to tell the difference, but next to each other, but far enough apart may be OK.


Posted: 13/07/2013 at 08:53

Morning all.

Dove, I had a baby in the summer of 76 too! She was born in March. I bought a paddling pool that we used to lie in under the copper beech tree. Once we went to the clinic and she was the only baby in a sundress with no blanket. The health visitor was taking blankets off all the babies in prams! In the 80°s!

Blackest, that's what my plumber says. Leave the heating on all the time in winter because if the house gets chilled the boiler will have to work harder to heat it up again. But I have a house with very thick stone walls which is nice and cool in summer, but gets very cold in winter.

Runner Beans

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 21:56

A lot of water in hot weather does help, but they always tend to drop off when it's hot.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 20:09

Wow, Fairygirl. We had the first big tomato for lunch. Had 3 Sungolds before that.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 19:00

What, no one here this evening. Are you all still on Morning Forkers? I'm still finding it confusing and wish it was just Hello Forkers.

Hot again today. Picked 2 buckets of peas and spent 2 hours podding them while watchinf A - Z of Gardening and Hampton Court Flower Show (recorded). Think I'm off peas!

Made courgette and mint soup which we are having cold tonight, like vichyssoise.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 18:47

That is lovely, Bob.

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