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Brill idea for runnerbeans

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 23:24

If you cement the feet of the arches into pop bottles and bury them about a ft into the ground it adds strength to the structure.

A cane attached to the middle of the arch means you could grow 6 plants up each arch. I grew 18 plants that way last year using 5 or 6 different varieties of french/runner beans growing over 3 arches.  

Jungleseeds did sell a bumper pack of different coloured beans last year at a really reasonable price and if you allow some of the plants to grow, for seeds, they save really well.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 22:01

Warm and sunny here with clear blue skies and the occasional white cloud.

I have some dahlias already potted up and outside, only two tubers sprouted from the one's saved though, which was a tab bit disappointing.  The seed sown one's are in the GH, still very small but looking good. 

Weed problem

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 23:14

If having a lawn brings pleasure and it is what you want, try all the above and get your lawn started, don't be put off with a few dandelions, if the methods above kill them you are onto a winner.

I had and still have the same problem with dandelions in the lawn, dandelion roots must grow down to Australia in my garden either that or they have built up a resistance to every weed killer known to man. The lawn however if kept short and regularly mowed doesn't show them. It's fed and weeded each spring and I live in hope one day there will be no dandelions.  

Good luck and happy gardening

lawn feed and weed

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:56

Can't answer your Q but it's a tab bit late now if it does, might be better not to know the answer .

If it helps, I use weed and feed, it doesn't kill worms...and blackbirds, have flown in shortly after an application to feed on the lawn and they kept returning, they could have been different blackbirds each day through .

 

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:43

Bamboo.

I've learnt to live with wild poppies, a case of I had to, their seeds lay dormant in the soil for up to ten years .

 

Seed swap

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:37

I sowed swapped dahlias, they're coming up better than tubers, ever so pleased with them. Sunflowers doing well too  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:28

Whilst I was at work the sun finally came out to play, got home this evening and all the french beans were sprouting.

From Ivy to Sculpture

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 23:32

Doesn't answer your Q but my favourite has to be the one in the garden.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 22:46

The morning started off bright and cloudless.

I've been leaving the GH door open everyday and opening the plastic GH, closing both when I get home in the evening. Everything looks like it's itching to grow but just need's some heat and sun.  

Design Part of My Garden

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 21:54

Nice pot and in excellent condition, good idea to use it as a feature I did the same with mine when the chimney's were capped, I have four, filled them full of compost to plant stuff in....but eventually the plants out grew the stacks and I got bored with where they were placed but couldn't move them due to the weight and even if they could be moved all the compost would have fallen out the bottom.    

You can get pots which fit snugly in the stacks and then plant any number of alpines in the pots so you can change the display if you get bored.

My stacks this year started off with pots of rosemary and small conifers over winter, followed by daffs and now tulips. I'm thinking outdoor toms for them next  and have pots with gladioli and lillies to put in them later in the summer.

Being empty of compost you can move the stack anywhere in the garden.    

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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A differnt Q about Lily Beetle...

Want to use the spent compost from lilies grown in pots elsewhere... 
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What do rabbits not eat...

There's an area at the bottom of the plot which will not be enclosed...  
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Clearing brambles...

There were brambles down one side of the allotment... 
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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 20:46

Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Firstly, advise needed to build a rabbit proof fence. 
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Last Post: 19/02/2014 at 21:17

First day on the allotment...

The first day was stopped at half time due to rain...  
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 21:15

Strawberry sticks

Has anyone grown these... 
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Last Post: 23/01/2014 at 20:42

New allotment OMG...

I've just signed up for an allotment... 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 09:56

Spud fairs...

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to which spuds to grow... 
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Last Post: 24/01/2014 at 20:50

Christmas trees...

Who will be buying a real tree this year... 
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Last Post: 29/11/2013 at 16:18

GH tom bed...

The soil/compost was changed this year...  
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Last Post: 11/11/2013 at 20:54

Wild life...

Has anyone been watching Autumnwatch...  
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Last Post: 06/11/2013 at 21:41

Saving bean seeds...

This was a new venture last year... 
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Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 20:49

Self seeding foxglove...

I was a tab bit slow in collecting seeds from foxglove...  
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Last Post: 07/10/2013 at 23:12
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