Zoomer44


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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 20:50

Joe- we got the storm at about 3.30ish, it went very dark and boy was it heavy. Got home at tea time to find all the seedling trays over flowing with water. Fortunatley alot of stuff recently planted out is covered so it hasn't gone sailing out of the garden.

It's been windy too, traffic was down to 40mph on the M6 near Skem. 

I'm in your part of the country on Friday Frank, hope the A66 is open, it's due to close for road works.      

French beans

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 22:05

Dovefromabove  I know that now grew them in a difficult spot to pick part of the garden last year and the colour didn't help. Got new glasses now and growing multi coloured pods helps, you can't miss yellow, purple and red,  I'm out every other day, picking french beans this year

I've painted lady runner beans too growing over an arch so the pods hang down over head and can't be missed.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 21:12

Sunny and hot here, and not before time. Blue skies this evening, the garden got a good water and feed. Picked my first yellow tomatoes today.

Rubard just won't die back...

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 20:55

That's decided then, I'll pick it one last time at the weekend. Would you believe it, there's no slug damage either

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 00:09

It was gardening weather here yesterday, I was out all day. 

Had a rethink for the veg plot a couple of weeks ago, each evening I've been digging up what wasn't doing well, sowing veg and flower seeds, planted out a nursey bed of flowers for next year to fill the gaps and made some space in the GH for those plants doing well. What a pick me up, even picked a vase full of flowers to find the lilles had opened this morning.

It was sitting out weather at breakfast and this evening when I got home. Didn't feel much like watering the garden today but true to form there's just been torrential rain.  .    

hwo can i delete old posts....

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 23:21

Do you mean receiving notification of a posting of a thread which you have either started or responded to you. If so then click on settings at the top of the page,scroll down to forum settings, click on to open, scroll down to notifications and you'll find a long list which can be removed by clicking on the remove x.

I receive notification by e-mail and think you can unsubsribe this way too.

What was Monty Don using?

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 23:10

What a good idea using paper clips or hair grips

French beans

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 23:01

Hi, grannyk.

I'm growing french beans for the first time. Grew runner beans last year, which grew to long and were stringy when cooked - not at all nice to eat.

French beans picked at 5-6 inches are delish. I opted for different coloured podded varieties and if 5-6 inches is  the size to pick them, some of the different coloured podded varieties don't fully change colour until they are about 5-6 inches long, another way of telling when they are ready to be picked and worth a thought for next year.      

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 00:44

I thought Pete Townsend and George Micheal were in prison

Rubard just won't die back...

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 19:54

I've rubarb growing at the side of the garden and it is huge, it was picked for a final time about mid July, it's a well established crown but I don't remember it ever growing to this size, it's screaming out pick me and I'm tempted. Is it likely to affect next years growth if I do? It's been picked since April and wasn't forced this year.    

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