Not been anywhere just been keeping busy, tending to the garden, moving stressed plants out of pots and into the garden. Oh, also been painting 5 x 3' 6" x 6' fence panels, still not done.
Each requires sanding down, painting of both sides black - twice, lifting out the old ones, struggling to put the news ones in. Finished panel number 3 last night, wouldn't fit, about 1/2" too wide. Turns out the person who put the concrete posts in years ago, placed two of them, a smidge too close together - doh!
This is what the tops of them looked like:
They are very deep black, just don't look it on the pictures.
Also, aren't some bean flowers pretty, almost as good as sweet peas. These are the apricot coloured flowers of a runner bean called Sunset, new to us this year. Baby beans just appearing so hope they taste as good as the flowers look:
Not noticed it before, but yes bean flowers do look like sweet peas!ReplyDelete
No, I hadn’t either until now.Delete
Painting fence panels in the heat doesn't sound fun but they look very good.ReplyDelete
I planted my runner bean seeds late - turns out I was too late - not sure if there will be beans before winter at the rate they are growing!
I had to plant 3 times but now they are starting to produce thank goodness. I start painting in the shade but as the weather warms up this week, might be in the garage!Delete
We replanted our beans twice this year. Now at least they have grown and are slowly producing. The fence looks great.ReplyDelete
Thanks. We have had our first crop meal from our French beans.Delete
I believe the Elizabethans grew runners for their flowers, not their fruit. They are pretty, I agree.ReplyDelete
The fence panels look great. xx
I didn’t know that, thanks. Makes sense.Delete
Those panels look amazing in black, they are really going to set the garden off well.ReplyDelete
I don't mind painting normal fence panels my nemesis is painting trellis panels. Just when you think you've painted every edge you look at them from a different angle and there is the bare wood!!
Same with these unfortunately. Not a single bit of natural wood showing until up and baked by the sun. Quite a bit of touching up required. I am aching too much to do the 5th panel so taking a break.Delete