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Is this normal for Runner Beans?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:57

Some varieties of beans have coloured or speckled pods, and if your seeds were ones saved by an allotmenteer from his crop then they are likely to have been cross-pollinated with various varieties - it doesn't mean that there'll be anything wrong with them - you'll probably get some interesting beans 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:55

MuddyFork - I agree, I think they need to read up on their Employment Law!  

OH and I had to pop up to the Farm Shop just now, and I needed some bird food so we popped into the GC as well - somehow an Anthemis EC Buxton and a Gaillardia Arizona Red Shades just threw themselves into my basket and screamed, 'Take me!  Take me!'

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:44
The Kitchen gardener wrote (see)

I have Tarragon in flower! Beautiful purple flower on long stems, that strangely smells more like lavender than the leaves that smell completely different!

Any way, if I can get seeds from them, I will be posting them here, there a bee/butterfly magnet! There are plenty of flowers, so hopefully plenty of seeds from them.

Shout out if you want some reserved!

If it's flowering it will be Russian tarragon which is used in herbal medicine, but is not really suitable for cooking.  

French tarragon, which is the culinary herb, seldom flowers and is sterile and will not produce viable seeds.  It can only be propagated from cuttings. 

Small plant ID, please.

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:36

Okay - a bit hard to judge scale on a photo - let's wait for the flowers 

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:34

Hi Jill 

Yes, you can trim them back to tidy them - I'd use the opportunity to take some cuttings as they're not long-lived plants - they'll root easily at this time of year.  More information here http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/perennial-wallflower/78527.html 

If you need more information create a new thread (button towards the top right of the page) and put the name of the plant in the title.

Hope that helps 

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:30

Hmm yes, that site doesn't give the alarm call - have a look and listen to this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVD7dtXRdQo 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 09:30

I sat and watched loads of small whites and lots of little dusky orange and brown jobs on a huge bank of brambles yesterday - magical  

Everyone's going mad for chillies......

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 09:29

Why not have the best of both worlds Bekkie  http://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/shop/collections/chocolate/chilli 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 09:17

I agree Verdun, but not everyone visits this thread so they don't pick up on our messages - never mind - the Mods will soon zap them 

fragrant honeysuckle

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 09:07

My absolute favourite honeysuckle is Lonicera periclymenum 'Graham Thomas' - a beautiful creamy flower with wonderful scent, particularly in the evening.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/lonicera-periclymenum-graham-thomas/2307.html

Other 'traditional' honeysuckles are Belgica (early flowering) http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/52050/Early-Dutch-honeysuckle/Details and Serotina (later flowering) http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/93077/Late-Dutch-honeysuckle/Details both of which have the creamy gold flowers tipped with red and both are deliciously fragrant. 

You couldn't go wrong with any of them - I've managed to fit all three into my garden 

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