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David K

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Posted: 14/08/2013 at 12:10

It must be getting close to glut time again.....I've picked 14lbs of runner beans this morning.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 22:14

There certainly is a raspberry sawfly & it's probably causing your problem.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:18

Thanks, Dove.....much appreciated.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 11:23

I'm afraid this is how it goes with runner beans. Although misting is a good idea, the flowers don't seem to set very well in very warm weather. Give it another week or two, when the nights get cool, I'm sure you'll see a big improvement.

I would just say, that the white flower variety 'White Lady' is one of the best for flower setting in hot weather.....apart from being an excellent cropper of stringless & tasty beans. 

Hope that helps.



Posted: 13/08/2013 at 10:02

Andy....haven't been a regular here for the past few months, but this morning I've done a little catch-up.

Having done so, I wanted to send my very best wishes.

Take care.


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:46

Hi, chicky....had a wonderful display of SPs this year & won some nice silverware on the show bench.

How's about you?


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:42

Hi, Again..folks & thanks.

Liz haven't looked in here since an eye operation in April (sight being rather important to posting  ) When I was getting back to normal, things seemed to be kicking-off here, so decided giving it as miss was perhaps the best option.

Sue, perhaps not prudent to dicuss other matters here...... but it is nice to know you're here.  


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 08:06

How nice, just looked in and delighted to find some of the lovely people from the other place still posting a big wave & hello from me.

Poetry Thread

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:26
TinaTurner wrote (see)

Hope you sought the author's permission David


Not subject to any copyright as far as I know..and I'm sure she'd be delighted to share it with you.    

Poetry Thread

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:59

Well here's one to shock you, written on another board, about me.

 A sonnet to David K

I fill my pots with compost
And arrange them all in rows
Then push the seeds in firmly
And wait to see them grow

The days fly by so swiftly
I watch with baited breath
Will my shots grow healthy?
Or condemned to early death

The days are getting longer
The soil outside is warm
I carry my seedlings carefully
Like a mother with a new born.

I dig a trench so deeply
And fill with muck and peat
Then into little holes I plant them
Covering up their tiny feet.

The spring turns into summer
My plants begin to grow
They scrabble up the wigwam
Just watch those B*****’s grow

I tie their arms in firmly
And my heart begins to thud
I remember the happy feeling
When I see my very first bud

I watch with trepidation
As over the frame they tower
I am so excited
To see my very first flower

I know I’m just a novice
To say different I wouldn’t dare
My sweet peas are truly amazing
But to yours there’s no compare

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