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I give up!

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:47

Painted Lady are said to be good but I haven't grown them myself.

Praise where praise is due

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:40

It's said (and it seems to be true) that the way to get a good lawn is to mow it once a week.  For a very good lawn, mow twice a week.

Space station visible tonight

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:36

8/8 cloud here so little chance!

Climbing french beans

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:29

Wow - they all look massively healthy and well-maintained!

Moon on the horizon

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:22

On the subject of sunsets....

 Sadly, not by me.   Loch Ranza in May.

I give up!

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:18

Pansyface: I read somewhere (probably on here) that bees don't see red-flowered runner beans.  So try a white-flowered variety?

Annie: Good advice above, imho.  Plant and sow lots.  They don't all survive,  One for the slug/One for the snail/One to grow/And one to fail.  Seed is cheap.


Bargins on the high street

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:12

I dislike boosting the profits of supermarkets and really dislike the little ones they've opened (actually about the size of the earliest ones in the sixties, if anyone can remember that far back...)

BUT  Tesco Metro reduce their bread between 3.30 and 4 and if I can get there then I can get a decent wholemeal loaf (or other) for 20p.  I reckon they're not making much profit on that!

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 17:08

Correction to my earlier complaint about Cara spuds.

They did get blight and I had thought I had no crop at all.  Then I noticed a couple on the surface, half-eaten (by voles probably)  On closer inspection, there were plenty there, but not as big as they should have been, of course.  Harvested them this afternoon.  Yum. Hope they'll keep!

Claire:  One or two courgette plants (as you've now discovered) is/are plenty, unless you really like courgettes!

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 13:33

 Above the Mersey Ferry t'other week

Broad bean burn?

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 13:20

Wondered about this too, Dove.  I'd thought it was a bad attack of chocolate spot...

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Compatible trees needed for south-facing wall. 
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