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runner beans, healthy plants, few beans!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 09:39
I was out at 6.00 am yesterday in the garden and the runner beans were a'buzz with bees. The bean flowers are white (there is a theory the bees are not attuned to scarlet flowers), and the crop is heavy. Most of the bees are bumbles.

This is the second year we have grown white flowered beans. Moonlight I think, out of a sack at the garden centre.

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:28
Why do you specifically want berries? They are poisonous.

Onions - Dopey Question No 47

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:25
NewBoy, I would stick with sets until you have some experience. They are foolproof. Have a look at varieties when they come into the shops later in the year.

Tomato truss broken

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 16:31
Hang the truss up, it will ripen; probably.

Wasps eating apples.

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 16:30
You can put paper bags around the uneaten ones. Do not use plastic bags.

Does anyone know what this is/was

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 11:18
Often the queen hibernates in corners of a shed, or even in your curtains, rather like over-wintering butterflies.
I think the queen may make several trial nests before she settles somewhere. We've had nests in different bird nest boxes; but apparently they don't return to the same one again. Nuisance when it is a swift box I definitely want available for the swifts!

Watering trays on a seed rack

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 00:49
I find large square ones are the least useful. Long ones the most. I also use cat litter trays for some things.

What apples are growing in my garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 00:44
If you want a correct identification take an example of each apple to an 'Apple Day' where there will be an expert. Apple Days are held all over the country, mainly in October.

In the meantime take a look at the Orange Pippen site, Brogdale site, or look through a good online catalogue.

If you wait until the apples are ripe you will know what to do with them once you taste them.

Does anyone know what this is/was

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 00:36
Can't understand why anybody would think they were 'horrible.' I've seen very few wasps this year so far.

They also chew up dried hogweed stems to make paper. Fascinating to watch and hear.

Talkback: It's sloe gin time

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:16
I don't freeze them for long or they wouldn't be in the gin for long enough before Christmas. I usually prepare them in October; when they are ripe, but before the gales take them.

You can put them in the spirits with the sugar without thawing them. Shake as often as you like until the sugar is dissolved.

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