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Peas and beans up a frame.....

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 12:16

hello

any seasoned bean and pea growers out there today please?

the bargain bean stand arrived on Friday and it was erected yesterday. Delighted with it. Time to build a little bed for it today. there are pre-drilled holes to attach wire, string or netting too.

when growing up the frame (below) would it be better to attach netting, or would wire or even string be better? 

Thanks 



 

 

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:12

Couldn't agree more. I live in hope that one day I'll have the guts to do the same. After a 16 hour day today I feel pretty close! I dream of waking up and looking forwards to work. 

When to move tomatoes/peppers/chillies/aubergines to the greenhouse?

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 23:06

Mine are in an unheated greenhouse already and are doing well. We had a very light frost this morning but by 11am it had gone and it was bright and sunny.

As others have said, be a bit carefully with your chillies.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 06:40

The biggest bee attraction in my garden is the cat mint by far. It gets covered! Pretty blue flowers too albeit you have to keep it in hand as it is a fast grower. Sooo easy to propogate too.

Ivy out of control!

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 17:15

I overheard a couple of ladies in the garden centre last autumn, saying how people must be 'absolutely mad' to buy the little pots of ivy..... as I looked down into my basket at the four pots of ivy I was purchasing for my winter hanging basket!

ive decided to try and keep them going so I don't have to buy any more. I have taken them out of the hanging basket, trimmed them and potted them up. Hope they'll keep. 

Love a bargain

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 17:05

I'm going to partly bury it in a slightly raised bed and I've got some metal rods with flat tops that are made so that they can be hammered in. Guess I could always use bricks on the ends though.

 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 16:48

Sounds like a busy day VS and Mrs G! 

Ive just come in. Planted lots of seeds. Potted on cuttings that had taken.

Potted up last years dahlia tubers. First time that I've had a go at saving them. I normally just grow from seed as they are so easy. I've watered them and popped them in a cold frame. 

Greenhouse is fast filling up. 

Starting to get the back-to-work blues after a week off....at least it's a short week though.

Determined to get my work life balance sorted in favour of 'life' from now on.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 12:34

What a lovely little helper Bob. I'd love to get one to eat from my hand. My grandad used to have one that sat on his shoulder. We get lots here and they do come very close.

sounds like a good few bargains Suz3. Nice one!

ive got the radio on in the greenhouse and am sowing lots of seeds. Sun is starting to break through. It's lovely. Soon heats up in there. 

Love a bargain

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 12:30

Thanks Lorna95.  Have just sown some nice plump runner bean seeds in pots in the greenhouse. Can't wait!!

Geums

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 08:26

How do you oropogate germs? Can cuttings be taken? I have a few but would like to bulk them up a bit.

Do they need any special feed or would some fish blood and bone sprinkled around the base do the job?

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