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Runner beans

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 17:37

Ah, but presumably you're in Wales?  It's a bit damper there than here - the Fens of East Anglia have a similar rainfall to Seville 

Building a potting shed or logcabin for half the price.

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 17:26

This looks more and more like kite flying.

Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 17:15

Any reputable hire company includes full face protection safety gear when hiring out brushcutters. 


Posted: 13/08/2014 at 16:53

Fg - you have a PM


Posted: 13/08/2014 at 16:40

It's been bright but breezy here today - there's some cloud banking up in the west now, but not a lot. 

Runner beans

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 16:14

Same here - sprinkler on for at least 20 minutes every evening in the hot dry weather. 

help needed ?

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 15:37

This is the thread Little-ann referred to 

Broad bean burn?

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 13:18

A farmer's daughter and sister here - will that do?    We regularly grew Field Beans which look like broad beans on the family farm.

They are harvested when they are dried, the pods blacken naturally and begin to shrivel - yes they do look burnt, but they're not.  The pods turn black as they dry.

They will soon be harvested with the combine harvester - the dried beans will go through a series of riddlers (shaking sieves) in the combine harvester to separate them from the bits of pod, stalk and leaf (haulms).  

The dried Field Beans go to the millers to be ground down to a flour and added to animal feed - they are high in protein.  The haulms are usually baled and they go for winter stock feed a bit like hay.  My herd of dairy goats ate a lot of bean straw in the winter as they need a lot of roughage. 

Wasps - such useful creatures

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 12:46

Wasps - such useful creatures

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 12:41

One of the frogs in our pond tried to eat one the other day - he spat it out looking a bit aggrieved and the wasp crawled away looking a bit dishevelled 

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