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Planting out my Broad Beans

Posted: Today at 14:08

I would leave them out in a sheltered spot (somewhere near the house perhaps, where it won't be too frosty) for a couple of nights, just to really toughen them up, and then plant them out. 

Mine were sown in the ground in late October and are full of flowers (and bees) now - we're not in Scotland but Norfolk can be quite chilly in the winter, with the cold weather coming in off the North Sea


runner beans

Posted: Today at 13:57

Yes, it won't be a problem.  I try to move mine about a bit but as I'm also limited to space I sometimes end up growing them in the same place two or even three years running.  It can even be adventageous as you would enrich the humus content of the soil before growing them, and two or three year's worth of added compost and manure etc results in really moisture retentive soil which is just what they need.


Posted: Today at 13:30

Welcome Clarice

I've just been standing on the terrace with a dish of live mealworms - robin came and perched on it three times but just wasn't quite brave enough to take his eye off me and bend down to pick up his lunch - in the end he went and perched on the chair where the dish usually is and gave me a hard stare, so I gave in and put the dish down on the chair.

I'll continue with training the robin later when I've had my Cromer crab salad lunch

Stock cubes

Posted: Today at 12:13

I use the Marigold Swiss Vegetable Bouillon powder ( it's ok for vegans and there's a reduced salt version which is great).  It's in a tub which means you can use as much or as little as you like - I'm also on a Food Forum and it's the stock powder of choice for most of us.  No preservatives, colouring, artificial flavourings or GMs.

When I was on a low carb diet a  teaspoonful in a mug of hot water was a sustaining snack (or even a lunch). 

Highly recommended and available in most supermarkets.


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Posted: Today at 11:35

 Just as well he's the double of my OH

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: Today at 08:43

Can you post a pic or two Froginhood?  Click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow instructions.

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

Posted: Today at 08:36

I think some of the grass in the first pic looks like couch grass - but the darker tall shoots in the second pic look different.


Posted: Today at 08:29

Good morning Wonky - you off work today?  


Posted: Today at 08:25

A friend always used to go to Chelsea on the last day and take a shopping trolley which she left in a luggage locker somewhere (station???). She would buy ex display plants at the end of the day and bring them back to Norfolk on the tube and the train - they got bashed about but most survived.  She had an amazing garden.

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