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. Beans are frost-tender, so it's important to give them protection if sowing them now, and they don't like having their roots disturbed when being transplanted. So, rather than sow indoors now to transplant later, I've just sown them direct in a deep, 50
the plant nearly died, so I took it to my allotment, hoping the fresh air and a good dose of sunshine would sort it out. It did, but then the greenhouse it was overwintering in was stolen, leaving it exposed to some hard, Manchester frosts. At least they put
.)Apparently, certain varieties are easier to overwinter than others. This year I grew a yellow variety called 'Hot Stuff', which is supposed to overwinter well. The plants are still in fruit (which are delicious) and look healthy. It would be a shame to let the frost
the supermarket or my allotment. In November I want mists, cooking apples, fallen leaves and hoar frosts please.My daffodils are showing signs of bursting into growth. I just hope the primroses don't start into bloom. What, then would I have to look forward
frosts.My garden in East London hasn't seen rain since before Christmas. We've had snow, of course, and the promise of rain - dark clouds, even a thunder storm, but no water (we did have a two minute shower last Friday but it by the time I recognised
before the first frosts do.