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jeatacake

St Helens (zone 9a) I grow flowers, fruit & veg in some great clay soil here. Prefer the exotic & unusual & to share tips, ideas, seeds etc.

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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ublaszko

Looks nice and tropical 🌴😁👍

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jeatacake

Thanks Urszula. They're from the southern states of USA & only just flowering, way behind the regular runner bean plants here. 🤞 I might get some pods from them 🙏 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

Love it 😍 Has beautiful foliage too. I saw one on Gardener's World when they showed climbing vines trial. I got some nice climbers too to grow from seed. Cardinal vine, love in a puff, cobea 👍👍

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jeatacake

Yes, great dark purple/green leaves 👍 & not touched by slugs & snails, which is definitely not the case with the other runner beans! I've found cardinal climbers difficult, but got 2 cobaea growing on an arch, but never heard of love in a puff! @ublaszko

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ublaszko

I heard about love in a puff vine from Rachel and she sent me some seeds earlier this year. I bought cobea seeds in Poland and managed to get it to germinate but it was April when I got them so nit enough time to get the flowers. I'll try again next year.

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jeatacake

Yes, I've found that cobeas need a long season if they're to flower. Mine ha ent yet & it was late last summer/autumn when they did & after 2 months of hot weather too! @ublaszko If this hyacinth bean produces seeds I'll save you some if you want? 👍

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ublaszko

That would be great, thank you! @sieveheadsarah overwintered her cobea and it has flowered much earlier. 👍👍 I'm going to try cobea again next year and see if I can get it to overwinter in the house.

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jeatacake

May need to be in the house. I tried preserving them over winter in the greenhouse, but they didn't make it 😑 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

I don't have a greenhouse (or even space for one) so it's either overwintering indoors or I start again from seed 😉

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jeatacake

One didn't do me much good! 😆 @ublaszko

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ublaszko

😂😂

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