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Broad Beans

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 15:36

Mine spent weeks and weeks under heavy snow last winter/spring and survived and cropped well - broad beans are tough (well, not tough to eat - they're delicious to eat ).  

If you have a drier spot to transplant them to you could move them - taking as bit a rootball as possible - but that is likely to delay your crop - unless they are actually under water I'd probably leave them where they are and cross my fingers.

I'll cross my fingers for you too 


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 15:26

And would you trust the car to remember where it'd parked itself ? 

Skimmia not flowering

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 15:16
Alan4711 wrote (see)

Oi im only passing on wot the g/c told me, im doinmibest, anyway 2s company intit,

and we want some nice shiny berries dont we miduck, (watch this)   smilies at last many thanks your message worked,now sort out Dreamers Skimmia


Yay .... Alan's got Smilies 

I've just come back from the GC and I had a look at the Skimmias there - they had lots of buds  - I'm going to agree, as I so often do, with Verdun - I think your skimmia spent last year concentrating on developing a good root system in its new home - my bet is that it will flower well next year - a sprinkling of potash in late summer/early autumn might remind it that it's supposed to make flowers as well as roots 


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 14:56
Alan4711 wrote (see)

Hi Dove, seeing the Norwich surgeon on Feb 20,hopefully get mi  in asap, im also on the list for any cancellations,sounds like a taxi rank dont it,,still got feeling in right hand but all  left side almost all asleep now ,the garden awaits.

bgood Alan4711

Good luck - let us know how things are going 

I used to keep 4711 cologne in the car as sometimes my work involved going into a house which was 'in need of a deep clean' - a good cologne was very nice to dab on your wrists and on a tissue to stick down your front etc and make yourself feel fresher and cleaner until you could get into a shower. 

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 10:01

Looks good to me 

Skimmia not flowering

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 09:53

Morning Alan 

Surely they'll flower even if not pollinated - it's berries that they won't produce if not pollinated 


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 09:52

Hurrah! for Daniel 

Hurrah! for sunshine in Norfolk 


Hurrah! for Smilies 


How's your trapped nerves Alan - any news from the surgeon?



Posted: 31/01/2014 at 09:14

Punkdoc - you could take my car to get its tyres checked for me   Think it needs a new one on the back - I've got better things to do than sit and wait while they do that, but you could take a gardening magazine to pass the time ....

Skimmia not flowering

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 09:12

Does it have any buds at all?


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 08:10

Have a look on here - there's a very useful search facility down the left hand side of the site 

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