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Runner Bean White Lady

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 17:24

Thanks for the replies!  Dove, it's a large pot and a small shed, so I don't think that's possible    So I will have to remove the pods from the vine.  Would it be better to dry them off indoors, rather than in the shed?

Runner Bean White Lady

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 15:26

I've left a few pods on these runners, hoping to save some seed to plant next year.  I am still waiting for the pods to turn brown, and I want to use the large pot they are in for tulips.  I had a peep inside one of the pods and there are some very plump white beans inside.  Do I pick them now and dry them off  in the shed?

 The pods are a sort of greeny/black/brown.

Brown shoots on crocus corms - will they flower?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 09:51

I thought the shoots should be creamy white, roundish and firm if they were still going to flower?

Brown shoots on crocus corms - will they flower?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 21:42

A few weeks ago I bought a lot of crocus corms, but haven't been able to start planting them till today.  The variety Cream Beauty have thin little yellowish brown shoots. Would it be a waste of time to plant them, or is there still hope?

Clematis Polish Spirit

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 10:45

Thank you Obelixx, I will do that.

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Rubyyyy

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 19:18

David Austin Rose 'Munstead Wood' is a lovely ruby red colour with a wonderful perfume.

Clematis Polish Spirit

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 19:08

It is about 20'' tall from the top of the compost to its highest tip.  It has 3 stems and is in a 9cm deep pot.  So, plant now, or in a year's time?  One other thing - how far away from the lilac could it be planted?  I'm not sure if I can dig a hole deep enough with all the tree roots around.  Woud it be better to grow it in a deep pot?

Clematis Polish Spirit

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 14:33

Right Obelixx, I shall go out and measure it and report back later!

Clematis Polish Spirit

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 10:09

I have a lilac tree, roughly 12' tall.  I've left the dead heads on as I can't reach most of them anyway.  And, I have a small Polish Spirit plant in a small plastic pot (part of a final day bargain lot at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show).  If I plant it hoping it will grow through my lilac and provide colour after the lilac flowers are over, will it be easy to remove the top growth from the tree when I eventually prune the clematis down to 8" in March 2015?  Or do I risk damaging the new lilac buds in the process?

Mushrooms have just appeared out of nowhere in garden?

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 23:00

I blame the garden gnomes  

Discussions started by happycottontail

Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
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Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

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Penstemon cuttings

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Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

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Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

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Muscari dilemma

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Cutting down perennials for a second crop of flowers

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Advice please for a cuttings newbie!

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Surprise tomato plant!

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Hebe Purple Pixie

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Japanese Anemone not happy

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Agastache Black Adder

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What next for my Honeysuckle Scentsation?

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