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What new veg varieties have you tried?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 07:26

Runner beans Wisley Magic, second year running - fabulous - a heavy crop of long straight beans, virtually stringless with a proper runner bean flavour.

Courgettes - wlll grow yellow Parador again next year as they cropped really well last year.  This year's Soleil were a disappointment.

Swiss Chard Lucullus - far superior to the glamourous coloured chards, both for cropping and flavour.

Old favourite broad beans Aquadulce Claudia - overwintered well in long snowy weather, so reliable with such a good flavour, and a good crop even after a cold  spring. 


Aster novi-belgii 'Bahamas'

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 07:17

I agree with Verdun, he said

"..... I would dig it up and loosen those roots.  Unwind them and spread them out.  Before replanting dig in plenty of compost, dried manure, etc and water well.  Can you give it a slightly less sunny spot too?...."

That's exactly what I would do, and now is the perfect time to do it.   I would only add .... before digging it up give it a through soaking. 

Plants that I can put infront of a conifer hedge

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 07:13

Pulmonaria will struggle in dry shade, which is what you'll have at the foot of a conifer hedge.  Mine struggle under ash trees where they get rained on for half the year. 


Posted: 19/10/2013 at 07:08

Good morning all   OH is at work, I'm getting dressed and tidying the kitchen .... well, actually I'm drinking coffee, but that's the plan of action, and then I shall drive south to visit Aged Parents .....  


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:23

Looking up Rubus Cockburnianus is ok, but sending your OH to ask for one at the GC can be amusing 


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:20

About now - we've planted ours 

Ripening Tomatoes

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:10

We've had a fantastic crop of beefsteaks, oxhearts and others - they've all ripened, bar one - no green tomato chutney to be made here this year - good job we've still got plenty from last year 


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 20:54

Hello folks   Funny old day -  very dear friend now awaiting results of brain scan, things not looking good.  And a good colleague now poorly with heart problems. 

Flippin 'eck.

Listen folks ..... 

Poached this morning!

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 20:08

Nutcutlet - trust me, you wouldn't like white pudding!


Don't open this link unless you wish to read and see photographs of a carnivorous nature.


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 20:03

At least peanuts will fatten them up 

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