Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:30
Wot a scorcher It must be have been extremely hot for you guys further inland.
Re runner beans I always sow imdoors in trays. They germinate in a few days. They then go into cold conservatory to grow on. Usually when 15 to 20 cm they are planted out and covered with fleece or cloche, depending on temperatures. This year they have been slow in making growth for reasons Im unsure about. Different variety. Quicker growth over past week though.
Proud of my gigantea.......billowing flowers towering above all else.
Nearly all the dahlias are ready to flower. Always seems summer when they do.