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borlotti beans

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 12:14

pansyface I grow them each year and eat them whole as I do French beans, lovely in stew with lamb and potatoes. I don't bother drying and saving. They do freeze well.  

If your runners aren't setting try misting the flowers with the hose when you water them.

What's happened to my tomato?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:38

Good philosphy OL. You've had a go at so many new things this year and we all live & learn.

I find that with my veggies some things have great years others not so good. It's disappointing when things fail but not the end of the world. I take a more relaxed view these days, if they do well great if not tough luck.

In my GH the Gardener's delight are doing fine, few grotty leaves have been removed, the St.Pierre are pants, they've had the same care, so I just won't grow them again ...That'll teach them !   The outdoor ones grown in buckets, which are an outdoor variety but I don't know what, so are called Dave after chap who gave me the first plant, are doing very well and will ripen before GH ones. If something were to happen to them I'd have a bit of a sulk but would try and think that at least I don't have to water them   & I have some seed left fom last year that I can use for next.


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:38

Thanks Dove I do remember reading that thread.

Lizzie sorry to hear about your crop.


Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:28

Good morning

Leisurely breakfast eaten after watching GW & Beechgrove.

Lizzie I haven't seen any posts about misting tomato leaves, can you remember which thread it was on?    

Verdun worrying times, big hug.

I'd better get myself showered and dressed, catch you all later

Please help identifying this Berry producing Plant

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 12:47

I thinks it's a Mahonia. As per Google some say berries are edible but bitter some slightly poisonous. I wouldn't use them I'd leave them for the birds. Later in the year I would put damsons in Gin   


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 12:39

Hi all, scorchio in this part of S.Yorks 28c in the shade on the patio.

Watered pots earlier and been to the market, seems like there are some crabby people about think it's too warm for them

Lizzie glad you got more pots, I usually find when I want more of a bargain they have all gone and I wish I'd bought them initially. Hope all ok in England with your with OH 

Stevie hi, I'd love a few of those broad beans I don't have space to grow them

I'm going to stay inside for a while as I don't won't baking, even too warm under the sun brolly.

Forum working okay for me.


I need hugs too....

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:17



Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:12

Hi Bekkie

Archie enjoy your jollies in the week. Hope stuff is okay and no issues tomoz'.


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 07:59

That's great Dove I bet she'll be thrilled to see you  I'll keep my fingers crossed for good weather. Forecast here is for some rain later at  6pm or 10pm depending what you look at. How's a person supposed to make food plans ?


Posted: 12/07/2014 at 07:42

Good morning Dove and Stacey and who sneaks in while I'm typing

Had some rain overnight and now sunny and warm.

Dove I think it's time Fairy appeared with that wand to sort your weather out

Stacey have a brill day, I think Steve Hickman Hoyland nurseries has the national collection of agapanthus, he's a nice guy so hope he has some gems for you  

Got to pace myself today as it will be a late night, going to friends at 4pm hopefully for a BBQ.  

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