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runner beans

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 09:58

For me too, there is a lot of work that goes in to a good bean crop, I think new seed is worth it too.

I buy the one that doesnt need bees to polinate, is drought resistant so didnt water this year at all. Fantastic 100% germination and tons of beans


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 09:53

Unlike here in West Devon Verdun. Cant grow pelagoniums outside, much to damp and windy, all mine are in the conservatories.


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 09:46

Leylandii is very shallow rooted, we took 28 of them out last winter just with a mattock and iron bar. They were 26 years old so very established.  The roots go accross the top of the ground just under the surface so as you loosen the main trunk just use a pair of loppers to snip them off.

The ground will need some feeding afterwards, we dug another 6ft of grass up and covered the lot in chicken pellets and home made compost. Fantastic flower border now.


Leaky water butt

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 23:41

Fishy, can you get the tap off it, if so take it down the plumbers, they will fit you up with a washer.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 23:01

That is a beautiful garden dimwit, my favourite flowers are the humble viola.

I have grown heliotrope from seeds here, the scent is lovely.

Chickys acer is lovely  too.

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.

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