Beanstew

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 28 seconds ago

    Isn’t it lovely to go out together for a family occasion like Megan’s birthday? But must confess I find it harder to work outside when the weather is hot – sitting in the shade with a cool drink is more my style.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 8 minutes ago

    Hurrah!

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 8 minutes ago

    Apart from the health and forwardness of your crop, Tony – feel I should also comment on the perfectly engineered environment you provide for everything you grow.

  • Must go and make a start in the faint hope that one day I’ll catch up – but I doubt it. Have a lovely day, everyone – may the sun shine on you, and I hope Lynn is feeling a bit better today.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 21 hours, 33 minutes ago

    Sounds like a very worthwhile day for your friend too, Cilla – expert advice in selecting plants, and expert planting of same will doubtless result in perfect beds. WE should all have such a friend.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 21 hours, 40 minutes ago

    Good morning Tony and Cilla. I just felt that I had been taking from this bit of ground for several years, and it was time to put something back – and it might be my imagination, but things planted out of pots, both flowers and vegetables, have perked up considerably when they hit the improved soil.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 22 hours, 24 minutes ago

    I’m just wondering if the phrase “its all about me today” – meant that yesterday was your birthday, Mick? Was it?

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 22 hours, 27 minutes ago

    And aren’t we lucky to have him on Beechgrove Garden too?

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 22 hours, 30 minutes ago

    Are you absolutely sure it wasn’t chosen because you have absolutely great tubs of plants in your garden?

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 22 hours, 32 minutes ago

    Great hosta!

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 22 hours, 33 minutes ago

    Do you ever have a problem with allium? I ask this, because they have spread all over the place in my front and back garden, and joined the general struggle for existence which passes as my garden. But they look beautiful among your greenery.

  • Overhauling the front garden, and forking in leafmould, seaweed fertiliser and rockdust as I plant annuals among the permanent planting – and then water. It’s very slow indeed, and I don’t expect to finish it today. Have given the zinnia plants the hot spot facing south without a vestige of shade – and I will give up on them totally if I don’t…[Read more]

    • Good morning Bean. Those zinnias should love that spot. I still have trays of cosmos, echiums, annual lavatera, californian poppies……..no idea where they are going :lol: Have a lovely day……and thanks for the seaweed reminder, I keep forgetting to do mine.

    • I have never grown annuals only perennials, Not good with seeds no patience , So your garden must be a riot of colour, no wonder you have so much to do. I have to do something with my front border it is now shingle for ease before it was full of plants. Needs must but I do not like it. Someone mows and keeps the weeds down from the small stone…[Read more]

    • Morning Sheila, Cilla, Tubs :-) I’m glad I don’t have to have a green bin, Sheila, as it means everything I cut goes back into the ground (somewhere in the garden). Where I leave logs, for example, if I then want to plant something there, I find mycorrhizal fungi – with the added bonus that I never have to buy any! It sounds like your garden is…[Read more]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 23 hours, 1 minute ago

    Good morning, Anne – think I am going to take down the insulation on the greenhouse today. It’s another bright day. Think I will not need to apply shading this year – the damn pigeons are doing it for me.

    • There are a lot about these days aren’t there …. another example of a highly successful and adaptive species methinks,like rats :lol: :rose:

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 23 hours, 7 minutes ago

    I can just imagine the smell of these surroundings and the hum of insects, especially on a warm day. Heaven.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 23 hours, 11 minutes ago

    And of course, take care Hayley – we don’t want you nibbled round the edges…..

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 20 hours ago

    If you manage to get your garden straight, Jenn – you are a better gardener than I am, Gunga Din. Have a wonderful mental image of all that billowing cow parsley, thank you.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 20 hours ago

    Shall have to get hold of a cine camera or even a modern mobile phone, and hide in a ditch near Jane’s house. If you see a face peering at you from under the hedge while you skip – don’t worry, it’s just me.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 20 hours ago

    It surprises me that there isn’t some remnant of an ancient primitive festival celebrating the end of planting. The ancients must have learned very quickly not to count their chickens before they hatched. But when I’ve finished this annual marathon, I’ll certainly be celebrating.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 20 hours ago

    This is the owner of the accursed cherry tree. To be honest, I don’t like either of them, but feel compelled to be a good neighbour. They were both utterly horrible to my Welsh friend who parked outside their house recently on a public road. Not my favourite people.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 21 hours ago

    Absolutely horrible, Lynn – and make sure you keep your fluids up. I did comment here before I went upstairs to get dressed – but it seems to have disappeared, or hasn’t registered. I’m glad OH is taking the day off to keep an eye on you, very wise.

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