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Latest posts by Verdun

runner beans

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 20:09

Mimosa Dealbata

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 20:07

Hiya Moe,

no it will grow in any soil. ,good drainage though.  You can trim it but not too much.  Down here it's very fast growing.  

Is your plant in a cold place?

"The Blues"

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 20:01

Can't grow it Marco.......shame cos it's something I would love to have 

runner beans

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:58

Now you really have lost me Chrissy.  I think we are prob saying same thing...viz., we can and do grow runners in same place. 


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:55

Yviestevie, I confess to digging it up and potting it.  It should have been ok though because I had only planted it a few weeks before lifting.  It was in wrong place.

runner beans

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:24

Lovely raw Runny 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:22

Beautiful day again.  Planted out Leucanthemums and moved a cistena crimson dwarf . .....lovely plum coloured foliage and pinky white flowers on nice compact shrub.  Before planting Leucanthemums I discovered 5 slugs tucked in the compost at the base.  I always check for nasties in the pots or rootballs these days.

Winter, well done for pruning your phormium.  Very few people do,down here anyway, but it makes a huge difference to its appearance.  I remove old leaves every year.  I cut a huge phormium for a friend recently and it's not the easiest job in the world is it? She has 2 more for me to do......yippee 

runner beans

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:11

Chrissy, difficult to plant new beans in an area of previous runner bean roots.  Have you tried that?

also,,if you want to keep runners in same spot for a few years and the area retrenched with compost the roots will,have to be dug up.  



Posted: 29/04/2015 at 17:02

Winter I grow that variegated honeysuckle.  Rarely flowers much for Me though but, yes, lovely foliage.  


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 16:57

I grew a beautiful almost dainty pure white sisyrinchium called May Snow few years back.  Doesnt seed or keep it I had to divide it in late summer and plant in acid peat compost.  Used to sell it...sold itself on sight.  However, my luck ran out and I have not been able to obtain it again.

anybody growing this?  Know of it?  Whenever I think I have found it online it turns out to be a different sort.  

Tricia your sisyrinchium won't be dying down will put forth new growth now

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