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Runner Beans

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 16:24

I grew Prizewinner R-beans this year.  Lovely long straight pods and they are still wonderfully tender and almost strong-free!  I've always grown Scarlet Emporer in the past but I will stick to Prizewinner from now on.   Mags 

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 14:21

Thanks a lot fidget.  My task for this afternoon on this beautiful sunny day!  Mags

Fab Gardening Programme

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 12:19

I'm a fan of Beechgrove too.  I like it because it is basic stuff anyone can have a go at and not fancy, exotic stuff that only experts with specialist facilities would attempt.  Mags

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 12:14

The C.Bells are grown from seed and  I have 6 lovely strong little plants and 6 smaller ones.  The J.Ladder is one plant I bought.  Can these all go out now or keep till spring (in cold frame or garage?) .  Also, will the J.Ladder seed all over the place? !!  Thanks, Maggie

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 19:52

I like to get my indoor ones planted at end August to get them into flower for Christmas.   I love the perfume of them, too.

I wonder when others get them started?   Mags

Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

I've never tried to save amaryllis before. Encouraged by this forum I am giving it a go with 2 that I received as presents last Christmas. 

The red one that flowered still has all it’s green leaves. None are wilting. The white one that didn’t flower has lost its leaves and produced a new one with another leaf coming. Neither have had a dormant period, although the compost in both fairly is dry now.  How do you advise me to treat them now?  Hopefully I will get both to flower this year.  Many thanks, Mags

black opal tomato plant

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 21:05

Fingers crossed my Black Opal will come ok then.

That was an interesting link, dovefromabove = thanks.   Mags

black opal tomato plant

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:25

I have one Black Opal tomato plant, which I've not had previously. Are they particularly tricky to grow - do they need special care?  The whole plant has a blueish tinge to it. Although it has produced 3 clusters of flowers no fruit set on the 1st cluster, there seem to be just 2 fruits on the second and I think 2 on the third (still tiny).  It is in a pot standing outside beside the 3 x moneymaker and 3 x sungold and 1 x peardrop.  All these are happily producing fruit.  Has anyone any explanation for the poor performance by the Black Opal?  Should I just throw the thing away - although I was looking forward to tasting 'black' tomatoes. I don't have a greenhouse to move it to!   Thankyou, Mags

 

Christmas Amarylis

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 19:41

ok, on with the food!  Than ks.   And fingers crossed!  Mags

Christmas Amarylis

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:42

I've kept 2 bulbs, both still have strong green leaves. But ..... the bulbs are now small. Half the size they were originally.  I will admit to not feeding them very much!  So is it worth keeping them?  Mags

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