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What a great series!

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 21:48

I didn't know Monty's dog was called Nigel. Golden Retrievers are such a delight, an outstanding nature, delightful looks as well. I have had five over the years. Mine has just starting picking and eating runner beans from the pots. Annoying, but I will refrain from telling her off!

Runner beans.

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 17:07

For several years I have been growing Runner Beans in containers, this is just to have an extra supply near the house, and indeed for interest. As there is a plentiful supply of farm yard manure I always place a generous amount in the base, and top up with J.I. No 3. This is very successful, but I just wondered if other gardeners do this, and if they use any other feed at any time during the growing season, so as to maximize the quantity of this delicious vegetable.


Posted: 11/08/2012 at 18:39

Couldn't agree more with christopher2, fleece works brilliantly. It can be left on for some time, as the carrots happily grow under the fleece, pushing it up. July sowings seldom attract the fly, so that way we extend the season.


Posted: 11/08/2012 at 18:27

I believe, one normally prunes just the part of the branches that have flowered, any when after June. It has always worked perfectly with mine.

swede or weeds?

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 19:24

Interestingly, swedes are never very successful growing in a garden situation. They prefer an open field where the air and wind blows around!

cauliflower curds

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 20:12

They can be so difficult. Try sowing in pots first as they do not like any dissturbance.

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