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runner beans

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 22:54

I have only bean growing veg for two years, this was my second year, and both times I have bought the seed from Marshalls. My dad always saved the beans from previous year but I am a bit reluctant as they may not turn out so well and then its all the trench digging, paper and compost down the trench, sowing seed, planting out and then maybe a second rate crop, I dont know.

I think for 2.95 for 45 seeds, I would rather buy them, both years I have had 100% germination, and loads of beans.

I am very interested in what others may think.

lupin help

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 16:58

I do the same as Jason, but remove the dead flower heads as soon as they start to fade, I have flowers on mine now, not big but flowers non the less, makes a good show right through the summer.

In the autumn I put a nice big dollop of home made compost round the plants, they can sometimes die if we have a really cold winter, but you can cover with anything you have, spent compost from your tubs and baskets, old grow bags, or a pile of leaves collected. anything for frost protection.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 16:45

SGL I wouldn't have thought they would do that op with her like that!

My mum has had a stoma for over 10 years now, she didnt want it reversed. She did actually say at the time that I would thank her for that in the future, should she ever become incontinent in that way! Bless. xx

Hope Verduns coping ok with moving his mum to a new home.

My mum asked me to get her up today to go to the sitting room and said she did not want to use the walking frame anymore, so she held my arm and walked all the way down the hall and back again for the hell of it. she is one tough lady!!

thank you for all your kind comments, thoughts and prayers. it is very much appreciated.  

Oops, and error has occured

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 16:33

Was it on the weather page, squashed tomato piccy!

Sometimes its just when they are updating something on the site.

falling flower bed

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 16:31

Could you spread some builders sand on the existing concrete and pave over the top or must the concrete come out.


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 16:27

GM if there are any bishops children seeds left I would like some please.

Poopy, thank you very much for the seeds, if there is anything you want, just shout.

Begs pardon Vic, I think I had muddled you up with StarGaze Lily, similar names, sorry!

I will send you the campanulas though, its these:

 Plants on their way to fishy.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 11:08
Victoria Sponge wrote (see)

If you sent me some I didn't receive them but I vaguely remember inquiring if the white ones would be okay in the shade...

It doesn't really matter which colour, I've got multiple planting zones


It was a long time ago Vic, you sent me geums at the same time? 

No probs though, i have loads need thinning 

out so will send some shortly.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 22:24

Thanks Mike, the fuchsias in the garden have reached ridiculous heights this year, some are 5ft tall, they have been in for years,  cut to the ground in Spring, but the tender ones in pots have succombed to rust, they are ok now, grown another lot of leaves and cuttings taken, its just been too dry for too long.

There are several hedging types here as well.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 22:07

Will do, Victoria, no probs.

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