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Deficiency or bad drainage?

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 11:38

Older leaves die off ... that's what happens.

Leaves being chewed up is usually slugs and snails.  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 11:30
punkdoc says:

... Just need to not do anything silly, ...


 That's two of us then Pdoc ........... 

Removed a thick layer of dust from our bedroom and vacuumed every square inch ... foot aches a bit now so am sitting down for half an hour ... then I'll fire the slow cWhooker up ......before settling down to Wimbledon ... 

Who's on coffee duty .........?

Last edited: 13 July 2017 11:31:20

runner beans

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 10:16

I've just been out to look at my runners ... yes the early flowers were falling off without setting beans - that tends to happen every year, but now there are lots of little beans forming and the plants are buzzing with honey bees 

We'll be eating runners very soon  

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 09:26

Speaking as someone who was involved in the construction industry for 25 years,  I wholeheartedly agree with Raisingirl and your engineer neighbour ... very sensible advice.    And take no notice of 'old dears' with too little to do and too much to say 

And I know how one person's anxiety spills over and affects everyone ... please try to keep each problem 'in it's own box' and remember that when you have to eat an elephant you need to do it 'one bite at a time'.

I'm sorry the doctor has put the wind up you ... these things do need sorting out but don't get into a flat spin about it ... lots of my family, including me, have had moles, lesions lumps and bumps etc removed  - some were turning nasty, some weren't ... but all of us are still here many years on.  The hospital has photographs of my many moles so that changes can be monitored. Try to keep calm about it.   ((hugs)) 

Last edited: 13 July 2017 09:27:37

Gardeners Club

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 09:17

@ Mooresthemerrier ... this may be of interest 

runner beans

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 09:12

Mike .... There's no such thing as 'male' runner bean flowers    ... all runner bean flowers are 'hermaphrodite' ... however they do need the intervention of insects to move the pollen from the male stamens to the female stigma within the same flower.  

French beans do not need the intervention of insects for this to happen.  Crosses between French beans and runner beans have been developed to overcome the problems of poor pollination while still keeping the flavour of the runner beans.

More info here  

4 in 1 evergreen

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 08:52
leesimon17 says:

.... what do you think?

See original post

 I think you should relax, pour yourself something long and cool and cultivate a little patience ... gardeners need a lot of it 

As has been said ... you've done all you can .... what you need now is time .............  this is my lawn last autumn after treating for moss and scarifying

This is the only photo I have of the same lawn this summer  but you can see from the shape of the beds that it's the same one .... green and lush ...  all I did was scatter some seed, water and wait.  

Really, I don't think you have any need to worry ... enjoy your garden.  

P.S.  I try to leave the daisies ... we like them and so do the bees

Last edited: 13 July 2017 08:56:54

6ft + what to plant

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 08:38

Salix?  How big is the garden and how close to the house and drains is the planting site?  Very few salix are a good idea in a 'normal sized' garden.  

Planting roses now!

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 08:36

Prepare the ground well and plant them now 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 13/07/2017 at 08:34

Some of you have popped in whilst I was typing ... hello everyone  ... BL, hope all goes well ... have a good journey.  

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