Dovefromabove


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Broad Beans

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 10:10

Hi Jane

When did you sow them? 

Mine were sown at the end of October if I remember correctly, and they're a good height, 18"+ and covered with flowers (and bumble bees) - no beans yet, but it can only be a matter of time - getting hungry here - I shall be taking the tops out (and steaming them and serving with parsley butter) as soon as the first little beans appear

Edited to add:  I've just been out and checked - most of the plants are 2' to 2'6" tall and covered with blooms.

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Posted: 03/05/2015 at 10:05

Hurrah!

There are several Blips on the forum - most are fixed pretty quickly, but there are some which are more complex, a bit like discovering you've knitted a bit of the pattern wrongly several rows back and which can't be put right without unpicking quite a bit of it (well, that's how I understand it - apparently knitting is an oft-used analogy for code).

The web-team's time is shared with several other sites, GW's time is limited and of course, priorities have to be made.  However I understand that there may well be some improvements in the future.  We're all keeping our fingers crossed.

Strawberries - Leaves turning black and dying...

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:07

I wasn't thinking about damp getting through the wall - rather that lack of ventilation on the outside wall can sometimes cause damp problems indoors - it's usually recommended that nothing should be piled against a wall higher than the damp proof course. 

Have the strawberries had any fertilizer? 

Bougainvillea

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:01

In the absence of any other instructions, I'd cut the wax off both ends and then plant some one way up and some the other and wait and see

grape or currant

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:59

What is interesting is that it appears to have been cut back/pruned in order to produce a bush on a short leg

Strawberries - Leaves turning black and dying...

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:55

I'm wondering whether they've been frosted - we've had some very low night temperatures recently - and yet the basil looks to be ok and I'd have thought that would have suffered from frost too.

It may well be over-watering coupled with low temperatures - not many plants like having their roots cold and wet at the same time.

By the way, is that up against your house wall - doesn't it cause damp problems indoors?

Strawberries - Leaves turning black and dying...

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:48

Oh, you've done it - great! 

Strawberries - Leaves turning black and dying...

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:47

Hi Matthew - to post a photo you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your posts, and follow the instructions ... doesn't work for some phones.

Good luck ...

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Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:40

If you're having problems you can contact the website team here website@gardenersworld.com

Of course, Moderators' time etc is limited over Bank Holiday weekends and you may not get a reply until the team are back in the office.

Hope that helps

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:28

Dd - sorry to hear about Shadow - you must be so worried - I don't know what to suggest - we used to keep sheep and our dogs never troubled them because the horned ram terrified them (he was a nasty piece of work - he broke my thumb) - it was real Aversion Therapy in action.  Can a local dog trainer offer any advice?

Primrose - speak of the Devil eh?

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