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Runner Beans

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 11:54

No response from the original poster yet - I wonder if he/she's on the other side of the world.

If there's no pollination problem my suspicion is that the plants are suffering from drought - beans do need a prodigious amount of water - because my garden is quite free-draining I usually give mine half an hour's soaking at the roots at least three times a week, even if it's rained recently.  The heavy foliage of climbing beans keeps a lot of rainfall off the soil underneath them. 

Talkback: How to make a nectar-rich container display

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 10:31

It seems that there's some confusion between 'bee-keeping' as in being an 'apiarist', and encouraging wild bees and other beneficial insects for pollination. 

Logan's right - some research may help prioritise the client's requirements.

Becoming an apiarist/bee keeper is a big commitment.

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 09:27

You're right Topbird .

So we're looking at 23/24/25th February

Any preferences anyone?

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 08:49

Suffolk schools' half term is 15-19th Feb, so either the week before or the week after?

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 08:41

Bumping up


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 08:37

Friend in Germany says their count is the previous weekend - maybe we could explain to the birds that the EU says we have to standardise


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 08:11
WonkyWomble wrote (see)

Morning everyone, who gave me their cold? 

Too stuffed up, no one would understand me...,have a good day all 

Morning Wonky ((hugs))  Take some Vitamin C tablets!!!  OH will say you caught the cold on the train   Go on, get out there and spread it about a bit - pass it on to someone else and get rid of it.


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 07:12

Good morning Chicky

Just spotted Mrs Pdoc's new job - hope all goes well


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 06:41

It's been the same ever since the birds started reading the newspapers and listening to the radio - now they know when we're counting them and they go and hide


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 06:31

Good morning all   G'day Pat   Interesting article !

A Pinch and a Punch for the First of the Month!!!  and no returns!!!

Temp dropped to 5C overnight, but up to 12.6C already this morning!  

Today's big plan is to encourage OH to fix up a couple of bird boxes that have been waiting ... think they need to go up Now!!!

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