Posted: 09/05/2012 at 08:46
You will be relieved to hear that I managed to leave Dubai and am now in Melbourne at last. I was so keen not to miss the flight this time that I went and sat outside the departure gate an hour before it opened. There is a tram stop outside my hotel but I quite like the distant dinging noise they make, it's like the sound you hear from boats moored in a harbour,
Getting back to gardening.......I usually grow runner beans and french beans. Each year I toy with the idea of giving up on runners because they have loads of flowers which don't turn into beans whereas every french bean flower turns into a bean. It is nice to have both though.
This year I am growing a variety of dwarf french bean with purple flowers for a change but can't remember what they are.
We've got a large number of GC's just around where I live for some reason. I only buy plants in Wyevale from the reduced section. There is a lovely local independent nursery which has plants at a much better price. They also have a v nice cafe with home cooked food which is always well worth a visit.