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21 July 2009 19:34:58
Atlantic Giant

Atlantic Giant

Here is a picture for Gismo of my pumpkin in a pot in the greenhouse.

It is kind of taking over.

I intend to leave about three fruits and then reduce that to one to get one giant pumpkin!

I have other pumpkins planted outdoors - this one is just to see how big I can get one!

We picked a whole bowl full of dark purple French beans today. They swelled like magic  in the space of a few days because last time we looked they were like toy beans. They were delicious too in tonight's dinner! They were the bean seeds from Drumanagh so thanks, Alison.

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Jacinta D Jacinta D 21 July 2009 20:40:09

Ha ha Rachel, that pumpkin is bursting to get out. Loved the picture in your album of 'dinner' Thats brilliant.

ClaireE ClaireE 21 July 2009 20:48:10

That's very impressive! I was looking at your July photos, and love the heleniums!

knocknakillew knocknakillew 21 July 2009 21:34:21

just seen your chrysanthemums . they were spider chrys not really what you were looking for was it!. We could send you down some plants next year. .

Rachel Rachel 21 July 2009 21:55:49

You're so right Ann & John. I was bitterly disappointed when they flowered. After all that effort I said to myself and I planted them in the garden in disgust. Ah well. I guess it comes from being an amateur - not knowing what to look out for when buying! I would love if you sent me some plants this year. Thank you.

Joybells Joybells 21 July 2009 23:45:16

Watch out Rachel, it'll be marching out the door of your greenhouse yet!!! Such growth!!

Rachel Rachel 22 July 2009 16:15:42

We have to watch out all the time, Joy. It's very easy to break.

Drumanagh Drumanagh 22 July 2009 18:11:45

Glad the bean seeds worked out well! They certainly looked like they had a great start when I saw them in June! Thanks very much for the purple sedum. I love it and am saving it for my new garden, wherever that may be!

Rachel Rachel 22 July 2009 19:06:34

The beans and peas have been great this year. Would purple be your colour, Alison? Purple beans, sedum and Nora Barlow?


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