Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Simple Pleasures

U IS FOR?


UTILITARIAN! ~ but still a undeniable source of pleasure this last week or so has been the beanpoles which came home with me from the Malvern Spring Gardening Show. This is a product which I am unable to find locally. I only wish that I could have made off with more than the two bundles that my hands could cope with at the time. One lot is providing excellent support for my clematis 'Petit Faucon' whilst the other bundle will soon be put into use at the allotment. I am hoping that if I take the beanpoles up at the end of the season and overwinter them in a cool dry spot that they should last a few years. Meanwhile guess what's at the top of my shopping list next time I visit a horticultural show?


Why not visit ABC Wednesday now for the ultimate close up and personal on the letter U?

13 comments:

  1. I bought some hazel "bean poles" last year and they survived the winter fine (some I put into the shed and some I left outside). I think the outside ones are more brittle now, but they're still doing a grand job of supporting my beans. I'm sure you'll get yeras of use from yours - they're so much more beautiful than normal canes aren't they?

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  2. I think the beanpoles will survive more than one year. I hope so!

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  3. Hi Anna, I have finally found time to read some of my fave blogs, so here I am !! those bean poles look amazing and I am very jealous !
    I am hoping to go to the Hampton Court flower show again this year, so I will hopefully see some there for sale.
    I hope you are well ! have a lovely week.

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  4. looks quite useful, indeed
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. I found some similar bean poles once... had to cut them myself. I wondered all summer if they would root! L0L (they didn't) Have a fun gardening season!

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  6. Stick 'em in the dry at the end of the season and I'm sure they'll be good for another year.

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  7. Your bean poles are so much nicer than my ordinary canes. I'm sure they'll last a good few years.

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  8. I love how we gardeners are so easily pleased with even the smallest gift. Your clematis will thrive, for sure!

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  9. Great shots. I am a city girl in a small apartment and wonder at the cut flowers I buy from the market - dreaming of a garden of my own some day...

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  10. A very useful purchase. I think they will last you a long time.

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  11. Utilitarian but also unobtrusive. A nice blending of the two. Nice score.

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.