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32 today, what are you doing to keep cool,,,

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 22:04

The Potty Gardener is not so potty - the way you used your day sounds perfect!  Trying to work in the garden in temps. of around 30 degrees is bonkers - especially for an old bat like me.

Runner beans

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:35

Thanks for your input, Verdun!

Runner beans

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 20:32

Thanks, folks.  Yes, I think I should have taken more care - like spraying and even fleecing.  I suppose that, because I'd had no bother for twelve years (!), I thought they'd always come good.  Thanks to my old man giving a hand, they've been really well watered, sometimes twice a day.  Ah well.....If we have a heatwave next year, I'll be ready. But meanwhile, NO BEANS... Boo Hoo 

Runner beans

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 19:32

I am desolate - I have been growing runner beans in large pots for many years with no bother. Now, though, many flowers have dropped from the unusually long stems and it looks as if I may not get any beans at all.  What has happened?


Posted: 20/07/2013 at 22:32

I have grown runner beans successfully for years in very big pots. Not so this year, unfortunately.  The stems that bear the flowers have grown unusually long and most of the flowers have dropped off. The beans (of a variety I've grown before) have been   well watered. Maybe someone will know what has gone wrong?  I'm so disappointed with them. 

What To Train Up Obelisk ?

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 12:38

Just a PS - I'm just wondering how you would prune two clematis on the same support; it might be difficult to see which was which, as the leaves would be similar.   


What To Train Up Obelisk ?

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 10:44

I have recently planted a honeysuckle called 'Dropmore Scarlet' on a post which is part of my pergola. I did my homework on this plant, and as far as I know, it will flower until autumn (the red exotic-looking flowers are plentiful now).  It's evergreen, too.  But I think it's a vigorous climber and could be too much for your obelisk.  I agree with Bookertoo on all she came up with!

Soil and tulips

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 10:55

Thanks, all!  That was helpful.  I had thought that the compost  I was planning to use might be too rich for tulips, because the runners would have left nitrogen in it.  I certainly agree that tulips don't need to start off in rich soil, especially if they're going to be discarded the following year.  I find it difficult to make a decision on whether to buy new or not each year.  I don't like wasting them, but I want them to be utterly their best, too! The profs. seem to be divided on this. When I went to the Eden Project a few years ago, I was surprised to see a mass of them, looking absolutely gorgeous, in the smallest pots you could imagine.

Soil and tulips

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 19:46

I love tulips and have bought some ready to plant soon; I have always grown them in pots (my garden is small and full!) and because I don't want the bother and expense of buying more compost or using my own small amount, can anyone think of a reason why I can't use the pots and compost where I grew my runner beans and courgettes this year?  I realise that I'll probably have to put some grit underneath the bulbs in case they get very wet.  Also, is it OK to plant up more veg next year in  the same pots and the same compost that the tulips have been in?




Cover side of shed

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 19:12

Clematis Armandii is hardy, evergreen, and has cream, perfumed flowers late winter and spring - quite exotic, I think, and you could grow another clematis to grow alongside or up it. Passion flower or the evergreen Jasmine might be good, too - the latter has small but lovely smelly flowers for much of the summer

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