Posted: 15/05/2014 at 16:19
Rosemummy,they were autumn sown, overwintered in a cold frame and I planted them out on 27th March, they are about 3ft up the canes, I grow mine at the end of my runner bean trench so have incorporated loads of manure.
Early on in the season I sometimes get a bit of bud drop, I think this is due to the swing in temperatures we get, this year there is a bit too but I have about 6 blooms now about to break out and loads of buds following on.
As David K has said the autumn ones flower early but finish early too, normally mine are past their best by the end of August. I dont grow for exhibition but I do remove some of the sideshoots as they can get very unruly otherwise.
My seeds are from Matthewmans, like Eagle they are quality growers and have never let me down.