Things have been a little difficult on the Bean Watch front mainly because the lads almost got into fisticuffs.
Douglas overshot his stick by about three inches and started making out with the blinds, Hubby’s was egging him on, and Reginald was catching everyone up and taking notes!
Sorry folks, but we’ve had no choice but to put them outside and let them sort themselves out. We bedded them in with loads of lovely compost, the good news being they were holding their own and climbing up the canes on day two.
Left to right (taken today 29 April 2018):
Douglas, Reginald, The Fifth, and The Fourth which is going great guns now.
We just hope that we haven’t put them out too early, especially as the weather has changed. The guys need your support now they are in the outside world.
I will of course keep you (com)posted.
In the meantime, the tomatoes are getting a little more confident, but their growing status is pathetic compared to Reginald and his chums. They stand about two inches tall, exceptionally weedy and thin stemmed, but we had this before so aren’t too disappointed at this stage.
Tomatoes (all un-named), the stick is a 6 inch long tea stirrer in a barren pot!
We will be out there later in the week sorting out the stones and clay lumps to give them all a chance.
On a different note, we have new growth on all three rose bushes and the borrowed holly sprig from the woods seems to have taken root OK.