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Posted: 08/05/2012 at 19:56
I pot mine on in multi purpose compost, with some home made compost and leaf mould. I put a few crocks in the bottom for drainage too. In my experience they are very thirsty plants.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 19:47
Runner beans out sunbathing today, but now tucked back up in the gh. Loads of pricking out and potting up saved up for tomorrow as the forecast (s. Devon) is for.....rain. And lots of it.

Now you can add photos to your posts

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 17:25
@ gardeningfantic - I had this problem using IE8. I then tried Safari (the apple browser, which you can download) and had no problems. Or,as Geoff says, upload the pictures to photobucket and use the external link option.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 17:20
Yes, Wintersong, it is a Sternii. Beautiful leaves aren't they? Unfortunately they aren't as robust as the h. Niger or h.oriental is. I've lost a couple here, but tend to get a bit blas?? as my garden's quite sheltered generally.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 16:38
Dropmore scarlet?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 15:41
Frenchies! I think I prefer them to runners, but grow both every year anyway.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 15:26
Hestia is a dwarf runner bean. Seeds for French beans are smaller than runner bean seeds, I suppose about the size of a baked bean? - runner seeds more butter bean size. What colour are the seeds?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 14:56
Lashed back a huge stem of Mme Alfred Carriiere which blew down in the last lot of windy weather. Some buds opening, so I'll leave it to flower before performing more major surgery. Digging out trenches for runner and French climbing beans. Sunny today, but more Armageddon weather forecast for tomorrow, so I'll save the pricking out and potting on for then.


Posted: 08/05/2012 at 14:51
That does seem to be a long time before showing signs of life. If I were you, I'd have a poke around - I fear the seeds might have rotted.

Tomatos not growing well

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 14:01
Have you got a cloche or similar that you could put over them? I'm in Devon too, won't be putting mine out for another couple of weeks. I have got some dwarf French beans out though, under cloches at night and they're fine.

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