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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

Talkback: Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:25

"I used to like you input bit now you are becomimg boaring"

   Write out 'your input' a hundred times!    

Talkback: Monty Don returns to Gardeners' World

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 11:11
sotongeoff wrote (see)
Golfwhisky wrote (see)

Oh no. Another series with Monty Don building his utterly boaring Garden at Licence payers expense.  His garden is nothing like any one elses Garden I know and dose not reflect howweoldbuild our gardens. Unlie past presenters he wallows in self gratification of Long Meadows. If it was not for the likes of Carol or Joe the program would be a black hole in the Gardening caleda. Every time you see his garden many pounds have been spent on Greenhouse, paths and neumerous goodies. He his building his garden at our expense.

There is an off switch-that is spelt SWITCH-I have yet to see a boar in his garden-must have missed that bit


Extracting the bladder water from someone less intellectually equipped, isn't very clever or funny!

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 19:19

Quite right I don't like Monty Don. Nothing personal (I'd be quite happy to share a pint in the pub with him) but I don't rate is ability as a gardener and I have sufficient knowledge to know what I'm talking about.....on the other hand, I will concede he is a good communicator & presenter.

I do have this gripe at the moment about the amount of money being spent on his garden.... and probably more to the point who is paying for it and when he leaves the program, will there be any reimbursement (if applicable) to the BBC.

At the start of the series, I don't think it could have escaped anyone's notice that the place was little more than a neglected dump....I certainly wouldn't have liked to call it my garden. The contrast now is remarkable, there has obviously been large sums of money spent on structural changes & labour.

Time will tell if I'm right or wrong.




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