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Posted: 14/07/2012 at 07:43

Porky pie-mmm

It is Saturday Morning-no different to any other morning-but somehow feels different like Sunday Morning

More showers forecast but tomorrow still looks good

Should I "top" my sparsely-flowering runner beans?

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 22:09

Pinch them out-that means side shoots are produced and thus more flowers -your way you are just leaving one shoot-I don't think you will get so many flowers-I have pinched mine out they still seem to put on another 6 or so inches in height.

Alternatively pinch out alternate ones -see what happens?

New to gardening-need help!

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 21:28

Get yourself some good sized containers and around August/September -spring bulbs like daffodils tulips,hyacinths will start appearing in the stores

Take a trip to a garden centre,Homebase or B& Q they will have some plants on sale now -you might even pick up some bargains.

If you can get to car boot sale there are usually plant sellers

It depends on what conditions you can provide for raising plants from seed -it is the cheapest option-some are easier than others

Lavender like a sunny spot -grow it in a container -you can increase stock by taking cuttings

If you can get hold of some mint that will just romp away

July is not really the time to start a garden- in theory we should be lazing in ours- all the hard work is done in the springtime-by now it should be growing

Just keep asking -we all love a project

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Posted: 13/07/2012 at 21:05

I have just seen the size of those perennials-they will fit in nicely in Lilliput's minature village's garden

Watched Beechgrove -last night sweet peas were one of the few things they were having success with-french beans, runner beans, courgettes all useless and yellow plants

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 20:45

You could have my pasty or send out for a chinese


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Posted: 13/07/2012 at 20:06

I now have a lot of dahlias in bloom-if it is nice tomorrow might be picture time

Glad you made it back from the wilderness of the moors- and this reply is number 2000!!!




 and windmills for all.



Posted: 13/07/2012 at 19:16

Some do not flower-what is the variety?-I would dig up one and see what you have

Gooseberries - no fruits

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 18:30

Have you pruned them at all?

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 18:03


Have been trying to sort out sat-nav  for France and had an on-like chat with Sarah-not sure if it is sorted yet but you are not allowed a speed camera alert or risk £1000 fine-this is work in progress again-also got to get a breathalyzer kit- fine for not having that-11 euros-mixed standards???

We will now be told how misunderstood JT is now and what a nice chappy he is really

Can't see me coming to Woking but expect to see lots of pictures and Lottie waving furiously behind the camera

New to gardening-need help!

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 15:13

If you hang things from fence you need to establish who owns the fence first

and that it can take the weight-bearing in mind you need something put onto the fence to support whatever it is.

As for flowering plants you need something that will tolerate mostly shade-begonias instantly come to mind but there are plenty of others

As for vegetables you may struggle in that situation from lack of sunlight-and they are high maintenance-you haven' t got a lot of space -what did you have in mind?-what do you like?

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