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Posted: Yesterday at 08:49

Piddling it down here. I've just put the towels in the dryer. I must go and turn the soaker hose off. It's been running all night. Well the sweet peas should be wet by now.

Hardy osteospermum

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:31

Easy to strike from cuttings. Do you know anyone local you can beg a cutting from?


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:21

Ive got one plant over 5ft tall. Pink centre with pale yellow outer. Another is a white single but with yellow leaves.there could be some more yet to open.

Talkback: Is it OK to compost tea bags?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:15

I've never had a problem with either twinings or pg tips.


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:17

The cow parsley is fairly shaded, but it has to be worth a go. Are your aquilegias flowering yet, dove? Anything special?

Climbing "Yardlong" Beans (Fagioli Rampicanti)

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:08

Cobra and sultana are my tried and tested. S. Anna is a new one to me.

Very curious

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 18:00

If they all open up like that, save the seed. Put me on the list.


Very curious

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:58

Sorry, I missed that

Yes, its a yellow foxglove.


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:55

I've done a bit of looking at the garden. Some very nice, new aquilegias. A lovely ruffled triple yellow. I found a bronze leafed cow parsley under the magnolia. I assume it is an offspring of ravenswing, but it's not as dark. If I remember i will collect seed. Then a bit of digging. Soaker hose laid around the sweet peas. We don't seem to have had any rain for ages, and its getting very dry. Then I planted some cornflowers in plug trays to drop in gaps later  on. Now soaking in the bath.

Have a good evening folks

Climbing "Yardlong" Beans (Fagioli Rampicanti)

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 17:45

I tried them outside. They didnt grow very well and there was no crop. I've gone back to climbing french beans. This year I'm growing cobra and s. Anna.


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