April 21st, 2007

canoeing

Not Enough Books!

According to the Daily Mail (OK, not the most accurate source of data) the average British person only reads 566 books in their entire lifetime! (Wish they'd asked me, I'd have pushed the average up a bit. Though having said that, I don't think I could give them accurate figures: it has to be thousands, but I haven't been counting...)

Apparently the average cigarettes per lifetime is over 77000! What are these people doing, wasting all that money on smoke when they could be buying healthy books!

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A Bean Post

I have planted a couple of runner bean seeds (variety Painted Lady, a Heritage variety with particoloured flowers).

Runner beans are supposed to be half-hardy perennials, and I know of someone who has had success overwintering the roots and replanting in spring - so my cunning plan is to try planting them in the greenhouse and training the stems out through a hole and along the hazel hurdle I made the other week.

If I can just keep the roots warm enough, they should overwinter in the soil under my greenhouse staging, and be ready with early runner beans next year! Seems worth a try, at least.
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