hollie hock

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Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 15:35

.........they look pretty

Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 15:19

Isn't that the way pansyface? Some years things grow well,other years not. Runners haven't done well for me but I have stacks of Rudebekias

Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 15:08

I'm a little envious of both your good harvest, I do love runners. I have a couple of meals worth off the plants and frozen some but they are very thin on/off the ground. This time last year I had bags of them

Although it feels like Autumn hopefully I'll get a few more. I won't get them so early next year and will grow from seed.


Moonlight runner beans

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 14:47

Well not a good runner year for me. Might not be the just the Moonlight. I bought them as plants early in the season so they were in pots for ages before they got planted out. Very few beans and lots of black fly

I'd only been in the house for a few months so didn't really prepare the ground. Just chucked some feed on every now and again. Will grow them in a different space next year and might try another type

How's everyone's else been?

overgrown beds

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 22:32

Hi Amy, your plants look really healthy and great Lupins. A lot of plants in there can quickly out grow their space. Things just look a little cramped to me.

Have you thought about widening the beds at all?

The bowles mauve in the last photo would respond well to a trim, it will keep sending up new flowers. Dead heading is also a good way of keeping the flowers

Mildew free monardas

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 22:22

I love the look of these. I grew some on a whim this year, all being well I should be able ready to get them in the ground soon. Already looking looking forward to the display


non-flowering clematis

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 19:50

That's good to know linjoy. I had a look at it today and some of it has gone a bit brown but there's more green growth and plenty of buds.

It was very bare at the bottom so I was hoping to bush it out a bit

Sheltering from the rain!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:06

Very sweet


Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:02

Nice to hear that there are many sightings of the hogs in the gardens. Haven't see mine for while but I haven't really been looking out for him.

Haven't left any food out for a while either as the cats have decided that they only like fish meat Would their dried food be ok if it was meat based?

Fabulous garden NorthenLass and what a fantastic hog set up madpenguin. Lovely

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 17:54

Thanks jo

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