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Dovefromabove


Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Runner Beans AGAIN

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:34

I have grown white beans in the past but my usual favourites are a red flowered variety.

 However this year I had a  bad germination problem and ended up buying in some plants quite late in the day - Whiite Emergo - I know Verdun recommends them so I'm looking forward to seeing how they do. 

I agree with you David, about the rush to get them cropping - I think this is a relatively new phenomenon - I don't recall fellow allotmenteers back in the 70s expecting to pick runner beans in July. 

Bamboo

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 18:35

If you have too much bamboo and live within reach of East Sussex you might like to help out a new mum  http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/gallery_ipswich_bamboo_makes_a_tasty_treat_for_new_mum_mulan_the_red_panda_at_drusillas_park_1_3695480 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 17:59

OL 

Didn't get too warm here thanks to a breeze off the North Sea, nice and sunny and a comfortable 22.4C 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 17:38

Just picked the first of my Buerre de Roquencourt beans - they could probably have stayed on the plant a bit longer and grown a bit more - but we're hungry 

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Runner Beans AGAIN

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 17:13

I think it's just mischief and inquisitiveness 

Butterflies

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 16:57

A new Red Admiral at the edge of the pond 

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http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53413.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 It looked as if it was feeding from the surface of the stones. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 16:18

That's what I'd do Philippa, or something similar - not that OH and I are likely to do that - we're happy as we are 

Friends arranged their wedding secretly, arranging to take niece and nephew out for a 'Special Day' in half term and said they were to wear their best clothes, and then they'd booked a restaurant and arranged meet up with family and friends without any of them knowing that the rest were turning up.    

The niece and nephew were the only family representatives at the ceremony - Registry Office staff provided witnesses - simple and elegant and no one was upset - everyone thought it was brilliant  

Not even the mothers were upset - gobsmacked yes, upset?  Not a bit 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:33

Panda, hope you and your friend have a lovely  time 

Stacey - sorry to hear you're poorly, get well soon and don't send it this way please 

Yvie  - I don't suppose there's a burglar breaking in is there? 

Clari - Giggling here too 

Distorted Tomatoes

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:29

Got lots like those - as has been said, typical beefsteak tomato - should be delicious 

 

 

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 12:22

Oh bu***r - that 4 key needs a jolly good slapping 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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