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Best runner bean

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 13:36

Last year I tried to grow White Lady with not much luck. This year am giving Moonlight a go. So far growth looks OK

Also broad beans The Sutton seem to have loads of pods this year 

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Posted: 21/05/2014 at 20:04

Thee were cheap!!!!. 

Any way not showing signs of breaking down and have had them for a year or so waiting for use, If they do break down doesn't really bother me anyway - adds to the quirkiness!!!

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Posted: 21/05/2014 at 11:20

They are engineering bricks - not elegant but frost/water proof.

Stumperie

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 12:03

That is maturing really well. Very impressed

Haven't even begun to clear the area mine is going into - too much else to do in garden finishing previous projects!!!!!!!!!

Begonias

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 22:09

hi

Begonias that have leaves are ready to be put in their final containers, but not outside - like anything need to be hardened off but I don't put mine out until they have 'proper' leaves and the weather has warmed up quite bit - definite frost free.

as for the difference - red flowered ones will have a more reddish tinge to the leaves . I have a box of red and orange and can tell the colour difference but not whether they are hanging or not. take a chance and mix them up!!!!

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Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:30

Hmmm - that's a thought. Thanks

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Posted: 11/05/2014 at 13:26

I'm also half way through making a path this way. I bought cheap bricks and have laid them in diamond pattern just setting them into the soil which I have compacted. I will put landscape fabric in the diamonds and then fill them with gravel

Makes a path more interesting

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45390.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

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Posted: 11/05/2014 at 13:16

Excellent advice there Busy Bee.

Last year I managed to buy a white metal garden bench for £15 from Wilkinsons. They are crafty, they slowly lower the price but keep your eye on them if you have one near you. 

What I have done also is put up a bargain arch, Gardman on Amazon are reasonable and put the seat underneath it - economical arbour for what £30

Also you could maybe put a few small square slabs into the gravel to break up the look of it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 11:51

Hello All

I went to Malvern Show.

There were 2 things that caught my eye, one was that stand of geums that MD showed and am still kicking myself for not having bought that Geum 'Rogers Rebellion'. It was exceptional but I was not sure of planting conditions - hey ho.

The other was one of the outside market stands which had loads of hardy geraniums- I bought 3 different one  but wished i'd had Verdun nearby to remind me of the name of that black one he talks about!

I did get a really pretty one called Purple Pillow, Anne Folkard and pilostemon (or similar).

Did get a lot more things - rusty metal obelisk (7ft high) for £12, more plants and some of those wire holders for concrete posts.

I have finally planted up my curved herbaceous bed, and left spaces for geraniums. Until the show I didn't realise that Geums came in such pretty colours, so hope to find a couple of spaces for them

Today we have rescued my lovely acer which has been blown over in the wind (in a pot)

Most things damaged in the winter storms are now re-potted and doing well, I think I will have to do the same for the Acer. Any one ever re-potted one? It's quite large! Any hints?

Good to see you are all still busy chatting

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 13:27

It's not the bits and pieces - I've already been called on for cake and growing the flowers, (agreed to sacrifice one of my raised veg beds for the purpose)

It's the cost of the venues I've looked at - scarey! 

I'm sure they will work it all out, they are sensible (most of the time)

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I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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