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David K

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gardeners world

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:33
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Why May 12th David, come on we need more facts  I'm not doing runner beans though but have already sown my dwarf French beans 


Well, I didn't go into detail, OL, cos it's basically about GW.  But, (as you ask) runner beans are frost tender and sowing mid-May means they should emerge after the risk of frost and in temperatures suitable for them to thrive.

gardeners world

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:00

That's the trouble with gardening, there isn't a one size fits all.

I think the best piece of advice I could offer, is not to be too eager by sowing/planting stuff too early In the season and definitely avoid buying those frost tender plug-plants appearing in the GCs in March.

Btw, May 12th is the gardeners traditional day for sowing runner bean seed in the open ground.....they've been available as potted plants for weeks in the GCs. 

gardeners world

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:38

Something that strikes me quite forcibly on this forum, is the thirst for knowledge of what & when peeps should be doing stuff in their garden.....and definitely Gardeners' World lets them down badly in this respect.

Given the vast amount of knowledge & experience of fellow members of this forum, I wonder if it would be feasible to start a thread designed to offer such help.....I do try to offer a step by step  guide re growing sweet peas.


Montery Cypress Goldcrest

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 11:34

They look seriously impressive, ImpHosta.....personally I've found them to be totally forgiving, except for total shade & cold biting winds.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 09:24

ighten - hope you don't mind (will remove it if you do)  had a little play with your bird pic. 





Camera Corner

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 09:14

Wow! 640 squids.....50 would be (given that I would want it in the first place) what I would be prepared to pay. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:53
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

The script is all in the wrong order too. The first sentence should be the last one, with the photo just before it. Weird.


Lizzie, I know how annoying this can's just how it is.

Sometimes it takes me ages to insert a smiley at the end of a message because the cursor always defaults to the beginning....I reckon this is connected to the pics defaulting to the top.

Lovely colourful shots, thank you.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:39


tomstattyead wrote (see)

My Azaleas are about to pop, I have a good camera but how do I transfer my pics onto this forum please. Most of my pictures are on Photobucket,


tomstattyhead - To transfer your pics from photobucket to here:

1) Open up Photobucket and click the pic you wish to transfer.

2) On the right you will see 'links to share this photo', click the box titled  'direct' and you should see it (briefly) say 'copied'.

3) Next, in the message box of this forum click the small green tree on the taskbar's upper right.

4) In the window that opens click 'an external site', then right click the box 'URL' and click 'insert' and it's done.


Camera Corner

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 10:14
tomstattyead wrote (see)

My Azaleas are about to pop, I have a good camera but how do I transfer my pics onto this forum please. Most of my pictures are on Photobucket,


tomstattyhead (love it)  I need to go out just now, but will help with this later, if you haven't sorted it out.


Lovely shots from you, shadoweaver.....many thanks for sharing them.

Aphids particularly bad this year?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 20:49
Bilje wrote (see)

Blooming heck David that must deal with a massive infestation glad it's not my garden!  I like the idea of this type of natural spray but I'd need to scale it down a bit! I wonder how it works? 

Yes, of course, you'll need to scale it down a tad. Bilje.  It's extremely effective and kills other things, like caterpillars......the active poison is oxalic acid.

It's a contact spray, so will only kill those that it comes in contact you need to spray under the leaves too.

Oh, and I wouldn't recommend its use on food crops. 

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