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Yesterday at 22:33:42 by Tee Gee
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Was browsing for something else and found this ;

New one on me might give it a go

These tips were on the same page;
May 15, 2019, 19:01:04 by davholla | Views: 164 | Comments: 6

I have a Gooseberry Standard on my patio and last year it gave plenty of fruit to the pigeons.
It looks a bit like the ones in this article.

How do I net it?  Can I just drape the net over it and tie it at the base?  Would this damage it?  Any better ideas?
May 15, 2019, 09:09:08 by gwynleg | Views: 162 | Comments: 4

So Iím building raised beds. Ive been using manure to fill them but have now reached the end of the good stuff! I have partially composted manure left and wondered about using that to half/three quarters fill a raised bed, then used brought compost for the top layer. Ive never really used bean trenches etc for runners but I thought this seemed like a similar principle. Do you think this would work or will the manure still composting take nutrients away~?
Thanks! Lovely weather makes me think that planting of my beans is not too far away...
May 15, 2019, 06:11:06 by Peanuts
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I always sow all climbing and French beans  directly in the ground and that works well here.  I grow a selection of different beans -  Borlotti, Kew Blue, a  haricot  for drying, a standard dwarf French bean, a wonderful North Carolina one from Galina, and an English runner bean.  All are from my own saved seed, except the runner beans which I buy each year in the UK, one of the widely available ones, from Wilko or whatever.  This year I happened to buy Enorma from Sutton. 
i sowed them at the same time, in the same quarter of the veg patch.
All beans have had 99% germination, with the exception of the bought ones, of which only two germinated. :sad10:
I notice that the seed, bought in February, is from  2017, sow by 2020.  Not too impressive. 


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