I’ve been well pleased with the runner beans St George which are now just about finished. There have been plenty for me and more that I’ve given away. I’ll be growing this variety again next year.
The dwarf French beans Canadian Wonder also did well and I shall grow more next year but a different variety, perhaps Safari. I’ve grown some climbing French beans Borlotti Lingua di Fuoco, which have distinctive green and red pods, but another unknown variety have appeared as well. These have much bigger, darker leaves and the pencil shaped pods are dark green and purple.
I’ve always grown a few teasels on the plot, mainly in the hope that one day I’ll see a goldfinch eating the seeds. The present ones are by the dustbin lid pond on the flower patch. I shall leave these be through the winter when they will still provide some interest
There must have been some teasel seed in the wildflower mix that I sowed by the log pile as some have appeared in just the right, out of the way, place.
Have a good weekend!
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