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Posted: 21/08/2016 at 17:26

See my reply on your beans thread JACKIE , but do you remove spent flowerheads?  As soon as flowers begin to fade snip them off, stem as well, to shoots just below 

i would also use a john innes compost  for long term plants like this 

Last edited: 21 August 2016 17:27:31

Runner Beans

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 17:22

Runner beans are greedy, thirsty and need a reasonable root space JACKIE

It's not just about feeding with fertilisers.  The soil needs to be as rich as year mix in dried manure,,fish blood and bone and even a few pellets of chicken manure.  They need regular watering...again, if your compost is ordinary multi pirpose compost it will dry out very quickly no matter how often you water.

space?  As big a pot as possible with plenty of depth.

then you can give supplementary feed with tomato fertiliser or seaweed.  

I think these are the reasons your plants run out of steam 

Is this possible?

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 17:15

There's not mush room there Philippa 


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 17:07

You mean I Interrupted my lager for nowt PP?   

Thought it was about tall cosmos...wot am I like ? 


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 16:58

Pretty tall I think 

will flower now into autumn 

Rooting a smoke tree

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 16:38

See if you can detach it with roots and pot it up.  If not cuttings are very easy...semi ripe now or hardwood cuttings in October 


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:39

Most bulb suppliers on line are pretty good I think.  I have used several.  I now select according to bulb size and price.  

I always buy bulbs on line......any below par are always generously replaced.  A couple of lily bulbs last year were inferior so the supplier sent me my whole lily order again.  However, a visit late in autumn to the gc is worthwhile......usually bargains to be had 

Last edited: 21 August 2016 14:40:21


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:31

Roll on the paralympics now.  

Hope the funds and stadia are in place for them.   

0/10 for garden design for me!!

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:23

Richard, excellent . Wonderful garden 

Pennisetum setaceum rubrum hardiness?

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:14

erics mum, they wont be growing May....., let alone flowering   They are warm season grasses.  They are worth it here looking good through autumn 

same with chrysanthemums !    Buy them now to flower for 3 weeks or so.  Next year those carefully prepared domes revert to being tall, lanky and awkward looking flowering for just a short while.  Autumn gentians are the same.  

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