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'Feeding Runner Beans'

How to grow Runner Beans

…perfectly adequate support. Runner Bean aftercare Throughout the growing season you will need to water your beans regularly, particularly as they start to develop flowers. A lack of moisture is one of the main reasons why Runner Bean flowers can fail to set pods. A liquid feed applied every 14 days…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 26th July 2013

runner beans for many years, but the last couple of years some of the beans reach the top of sticks, form beans, then start to go yellow and die, despite well watered. This applies to pots as well as in the garden, can you advise please? Answer: Hi Dot, sorry to hear about your bean plants. Runner

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 10th June 2011

…seeds) and my runner beans (moonlight) don't seem to be growing very well (compared to previous years) and all have yellow leaves. Some of the courgette leaves are also going brown and crispy and shrivelled! I have fed them once a week (only the courgettes, not the beans) with liquid feed, but maybe…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session

…growing self-setting varieties of bean which don't require a pollinator, such as 'Firestorm', 'Snowstorm' or 'Moonlight'. I hope this helps, best of luck with your future crops. Name: Ian Woodhams Question: When feeding container plants, how much of the feed should be applied when using a…

What to do in the garden in July

…improve air circulation and prevent diseases. * • Boost your tomato crop by regularly feeding them with dilute tomato fertiliser once a week. If leaves look pale and yellow feed more regularly. * • Feed crops with a general purpose fertiliser. * • Apply a high-potash fertiliser once…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook horticultural question and answer session

…Name: Jackie Mason Question: Hi Sue last year wonderful crop of runner beans from my 'wigwam'. This year practically nothing. Any ideas? Answer: Hi Jackie, I know a few people who have had the same problem this year. Runner beans are a cool-season crop so it's probably due to the intense heat we…

Top 10 easy to grow vegetable plants and seeds for beginners | Top 10 flower, fruit and vegetable guides

…know it you will be harvesting a bumper crop of fresh picked beans from June onwards, with a flavour that puts supermarket beans to shame. 7. Runner Beans Almost as simple as broad beans and you can sow them in the same way. Runner beans are climbers so give them plenty of space and train them onto…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 4th February 2011

…struggling on where to start, can i use broken down wooden pallet's for the frame and what do you recommend i use for soil?? i want to grow runner beans, carrots, salad crops & new potatoes for summer then go to old potatoes for winter - HELP.... Answer: Hi Kerry, broken-up wooden pallets would…

Growing beans and peas from seed

…or T&M's Bean Mixture are ideal. Blackfly can be a problem, so when you see the first small beans have formed, pinch out the growing tip of each plant and cook them like spinach, If blackfly does get a hold, spray in the evening with pyrethrum or liquid derris. Runner Beans One of the most…

Facebook Question and Answer session 10th August 2012

…- very few mange touts, courgettes slow, radishes not swelling, etc. Any ideas for the rest of the season? And I have only 7 flowers on the runner beans, and very little green growth!! Answer: Hi Jackie. Don't be too disheartened - it has been an appalling year for many gardeners and crop production…

Facebook question

…or dislodging the seedlings. As runner beans and tomatoes are quite large plants and will need to be kept indoors for a longer period, I would pot them up individually into 9cm pots to allow for good root growth. For future reference it is best to sow runner beans at the end of April or throughout…

Pests & Diseases | How to Prevent and Control Pests & Diseases

…tree? - How do I control blackfly on my globe artichokes? Bay Tree Suckers - Why are my bay tree leaves yellow and curled? Bean Seed Fly - What are the grubs on my runner beans? Birds - How do I protect fruit from birds? Cats - How do I stop cats digging up my plants? How do I keep cats from using…

What to do in the garden in May

beans start to appear at the base of the plant to reduce the risk of blackfly attack. * • Weed around your onions and garlic to reduce competition for nutrients and water. Applying an onion fetiliser will boost growth. * •Use 8ft (2.4m) bamboo canes to make supports for your runner beans.

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 3rd May 2013

…winter cabbages, Brussels sprouts, Runner beans, French beans and courgettes and pumpkins. Take a look at our What to sow and grow in May page for more ideas. I hope this helps Louise. Name: Clare Rushton Question: My lawn was mostly moss, so I applied a weed and feed, then 2 weeks later scarified,…

How To Grow Strawberries

…if the top half-inch of compost feels dry. For more information about planting hanging baskets click here. Feed, Water and Harvest! * For really bumper crops of juicy strawberries, feed and water your plants regularly throughout the spring and summer. Well-manured soils should be fertile enough…

What to do in the garden in September

…Place pumpkins and squashes on a piece of slate or wood to raise them off the wet soil and prevent rotting. * • Keep feeding and watering French and runner beans to make the most of them. Continue harvesting little and often to prevent them setting seed. * • Start the autumn cleanup.…

What to do in the garden in June

…liquid feed to keep plants healthy and productive. * • Top-dress patio dwarf fruit trees with fresh compost and a slow-release fertiliser. * • Peg down runners on your strawberry plants to create more plants for next year. If you don't need more plants simply remove the strawberry runners

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 27th May 2011

…great for screening, although it will take a few years to attain a good height. For something more unusual you could grow beans on wigwams in pots. Both runner beans and French beans can be sown now and will quickly reach heights of two metres this summer; at the same time providing you with a fresh…

Bean Seed Fly | Pests & Diseases

…News * Video Library Bean Seed Fly - Pests Commonly asked question(s): - What are the grubs on my runner beans? What are the grubs on my runner beans? It sounds you could be having a problem with Bean Seed Fly which lays its eggs on organic matter in the soil. The maggots feed on the developing…

Facebook questions April 1st

…the remaining compost would be ideal for a number of small vegetable plants. You could try growing lettuce, salad leaf mixtures, dwarf beans, dwarf runner bean 'Hestia', mangetout peas, radishes, beetroot, herbs or trailing/bush tomato varieties such as 'Losetto', 'Cherry Cascade' and 'Tumbling…

What to do in the garden in August

…plants so it can establish a good root system before winter. * • Pinch out the tips of your runner bean plants once they reach the top of their support. This encourages side-shooting and more beans at a manageable height for picking. * • If you're growing aubergines pinch out the growing…

Encouraging Bees in your garden

…Orange Pippin Apple Phaseolus Desiree Runner Bean Prunus Robijn Almond Prunus Sunburst Cherry Prunus Victoria Plum Pyrus Conference Pear Rubus Loch Ness Blackberry Ribes Invicta Gooseberry Rubus Raspberry Rubus Loganberry Vicia Masterpiece Green Broad Bean Written by: Sue Sanderson Plants and…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 24th June 2011

…as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and kale all do well in partially shaded conditions too. If the shading is light then runner beans will do well - they actually set their beans better in cooler conditions. You could also try herbs such as parsley, chervil and chives, which will grow happily in…

Michael Perry's Gardening Blog August 2012 - My Garden, an Update

…barrier of perfume as I trek to feed my chickens each day. In the vegetable/herb/chicken garden, things have really gone wild - I've got a wonderful mish-mash of dahlias, sweet peas, bicolour sunflowers and the odd higgledy row of broad bean Medes and runner bean Hestia. There's also the new…

'How to' Gardening Video Library

…video... 'How To' Grow Garlic in Containers View video... 'How To' Grow Peas View video... 'How To' Grow Potatoes View video... 'How To' Grow Runner Beans View video... 'How To' Grow Salad Leaves View video... 'How To' Sow Tomato Seeds View video... 'How To' Grow Tomato Plants View video... 'How To'…

Plants for Containers | Plants for a Purpose

…Bags Interesting features Basil Chives Coriander Oregano Rosemary Sage Thyme Cranberry Lemon tree Patio fruit trees Courgette Dwarf French beans Dwarf Runner beans Garlic Pepper Tomatoes Potatoes Sweetcorn Mint Parsley Blueberries Raspberries Redcurrant 'Rovada' Strawberries Rhubarb Beetroot Carrots…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 16th September

…shoot or healthy-looking bud. It’s very important to feed and mulch the Rhododendron after this kind of work is carried out. Use a special ericaceous feed - you could use a liquid feed or a slow-release fertiliser. After feeding, mulch around the base of the Rhododendron with well-rotted…

Thompson & Morgan's Trial Grounds

…a go, why not try our Vertical Vegetable Collection? For just £13.99 you'll get 5 Flower Pouches™, a packet each of Runner Bean Hestia, Lettuce Ultimate, Dwarf Bean Golden Teepee, Salad Leaves and 5 plants of Tomato Tasty Tumbler, saving you £17.35!. Or take a look at our Kew Urban Garden…

What to sow and grow in April

…British weather. * • Sow seeds of perennial herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme and lemon balm in the greenhouse. * • Sow runner beans and french beans under cover at the end of the month, sowing individually into module trays. * • Now is your last chance to order strawberry plants…

What to sow and grow in May

…marrow , squash , and pumpkin seeds under cover now. * • Sow cucumber and gherkin seeds in individual pots or modules. * • Sow runner beans and french beans under cover, sowing individually into module trays for planting out after the risk of frost. * • Think ahead to winter cropping…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 8th August 2014

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