Latest posts by figrat

Plan bee

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 17:34

Just read this article on reintroducing a bumble bee species to southern UK. Lovely.

Help with blackcurrant plant..

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 17:04

Have you tried any remedies at all?

Is my acer no more?

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 13:01
Can you put your CSI gloves on and take a picture of the spots?

Gardeners told 'wash off compost'

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 11:20

This the link to the article that Yarrow2 mentioned.

Overwintered runner bans

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 10:51
@ Auntiemand - yes I'm going to let them carry on. As you can see from the picture, there are at least 4 shoots coming off the root, rather than the single stem I have with this year's batch. I always sow and grow too many beans anyway, so I may be completely overwhelmed this season!
@Steephill - I boiled up some beans late last year which had dried in their pods. Variety 'Moonlight', they were delicious, very similar to butter beans but not quite as floury in texture.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 22:18
@ inkadog - billsbergia nutans. Got bored with it, gave it to a friend who emigrated to France so the orphan returned! But happy to have her back, will divide and pot on when current psychedelic flowering session over.

Overwintered runner bans

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 22:06
I'm interested to see what happens too! Shall I keep posting updates?

white lilac?

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 20:32

No blooms

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 19:25
Hmmm. Only thing I know about peonies is that they do like to be planted quite shallowly, if they don't perform this year, it might be worth digging it up later in the year when it's dormant, and replant it so the crown is just a whisker beneath soil level.

Overwintered runner bans

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 18:40

As I was claering the space from last year's runner beans, I found that the roots had survived the winter and are putting up new shoots. 

 As you can see, not very spectacular, but it's there! I'm reluctant to dig it up, and have decided to leave it, plant this year's as planned, and see what happens, but I was wondering if anyone else has experience of this? I'm on the southern edge of Dartmoor if that's of any interest. I've already mentioned this on the 'May in your garden thread', apologies for reposting but thought I might get a wider audience if I posted as a new topic.

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Last Post: 11/04/2013 at 14:17

Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Last Post: 10/06/2012 at 22:13

Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 16:57

Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 07:08

What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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Last Post: 19/04/2012 at 16:01
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