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32 today, what are you doing to keep cool,,,

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 00:18

Today I was office bound so kept cool with fans, this evening garden pots were watered.

I've alot of sunflowers beginning to flower, ranging in height from dwarf to 5 or 6 ft tall, with colours which are vibrant yellow to burnt orange, some are multi headed. This evening, I sat, taking in the last of the suns rays, admiring them and the under planted flowers, which more by accident than design have flowered in oranges, yellows and whites, thinking, should I pick them to bring indoors or let the bee's have a feast...decided....the bee's are having a feast at present... I might pick some tomorrow... 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 20:00

Another day of rain, the gardens looking well watered. Lawn is looking lush and new veg seedlings have hopefully rooted in with all this rain.

Cannellini Beans.

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 19:40

If mine don't get a move on I'll try cannellini next year, if they can grow in Yorkshire there's hope here in Lancashire.  

Cannellini Beans.

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 00:38

Hi, did it not tell you on the packet of seeds?

I'm growing Hyacinth beans and Californian Black Eye Cowpea both can be grown and dried on the plant but can also be cooked and eaten as young pods according to the seed packet.

Sorry can't help with cannellini beans but if they are similar to the above you are doing very well to have pods mine aren't in flower yet  

Safe planting

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 23:49

Hi, Lindy, 

Some common garden plants can be seriously harmful if ingested.

I googled Lilies which are among this group. If you have small children who play in your garden, you may want to avoid any toxic plants like this until the children reach the age when they will not try to taste everything they see or put fingers in mouths after touching stuff.

Having said that if lillies have been removed from the veg planting area and are no longer grown there it shouldn't be a problem. It's always wise to wash your veg before cooking. I put mine in a basin with a bit of salt in to kill any pests.

Pale courgettes

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 23:20

My courgettes start off like that because the flowers aren't being polinated but if you cut the droopy fruit off I find the next one's grow and mature better. I've green one's currently doing really well after cutting off the first 2 or 3 droopy courgettes. The yellow one's are a lot slower but picked the first proper yellow one this evening.  

What are these growing at the base of my fern please??

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 22:57

Susan, I find ferns quite tough plants, shuttlecock has self seeded from a neighbours plants into my front garden, which I've potted up and moved to the back. I agree with fidgetbones...and using a knife or saw would cause left damage and be easier than using two forks to split the plant.   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 21:22

More rain here, stopped about 8pm just enough time to water the GH and pick some veg for tomorrow's tea. It's raining again now.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 23:08

We had torrential rain overnight. Seedlings in trays were floating away this morning but a nice bright day with rolling white clouds. 

Glad you enjoyed your day at tatton, archiepem.   

Strawberries

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 23:03

Strawberries will only produce one lot of fruit after flowering, they don't keep flowering and the fruit devlopes after the flower has been polinated. There are dfifferent varieties which flower at different times during the growing season from about June onwards, but you won't get one variety fruiting all summer, that's why the hanging basket plants have stopped producing fruit.     

Are you sure the strawberries putting out runners are Alpine Strawberries as Alpine's don't normally produce runners. Alpine strawberries are also alot smaller than the strawberries you usually see in shops.

Certainly whilst they are fruiting feeding is fine and the one's in hanging baskets will need a feed to keep the plants healthy.

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