variegated runner bean, not exotic but what do you think?

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mixiepalms

variegated runner bean, not exotic but what do you think?

Post by mixiepalms » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:40 pm

I have grown a variegated runner bean, cannot be a deficency as they grow along all my others, was a variety given to me by a neighbouring plot, have saved loads of seeds if anyone wants some. I cant promise they will grow like it again though lol.
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Petefree

Re: variegated runner bean, not exotic but what do you think?

Post by Petefree » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:53 pm

I'm afraid it looks a bit like Bean common mosaic virus to me :(
Pete

mixiepalms

Re: variegated runner bean, not exotic but what do you think?

Post by mixiepalms » Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:10 pm

oh well lol, i like it lol :lol: :lol:

thanks pete for telling me icon_cheers icon_cheers

John Jearrard

Re: variegated runner bean, not exotic but what do you think?

Post by John Jearrard » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:53 pm

Looks like a decent chimaeral variegation to me. I would love a couple of seeds if you can spare them!
Were the beans variegated as well?
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mixiepalms

Re: variegated runner bean, not exotic but what do you think?

Post by mixiepalms » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:34 pm

No sadly they were not lol. I don't know if it was virused or not, all i know it was healthy and still is, loads of flowers and beans.

If you pm ya details i will gladly send you some seeds when they are ready.

I do hope it is a true variegation to be honest, mosaic virus is making me think, surely the plant would suffer and the variegation be similar all over the plant? I don't know, I am a humble throw it in and let it get on with it gardener, not a scientist or expert. I just don't have the time lol.

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Re: variegated runner bean, not exotic but what do you think?

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:53 am

Mick, you do realise runner beans are perennial :?: I grew some for the In-Laws tortoise last year, as I was looking after it for the summer. As they are looking after it this summer I didn't sow any this year....... BUT, one of the 5 plants came back this year and is in flower now. They seem to produce a small tuber. icon_thumright

So might be worth, putting in a frost free place, once it has died back. Never heard of growing them from a tuber before, but normally too easy from beans.... but if you have a special one might be worth a try :wink:

If you have any spare seed I'd like to give them a go, Cheers icon_sunny
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DavidF

Re: variegated runner bean, not exotic but what do you think?

Post by DavidF » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:54 pm

I wouldn't mind a couple of seeds too if you have any spare?

I've just been a picked "a few :ahhh!: " today............... please avert your eyes, picture of VEGGIES coming up!

Please don't ban me Dave............
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Adrian

Re: variegated runner bean, not exotic but what do you think?

Post by Adrian » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:13 pm

DAVE, DAVE, they are trying to turn this into a 'Montbeliardii' Don type forum :lol:

ps. looks like a Magnet limed oak kitchen you have there :wink:

DavidF

Re: variegated runner bean, not exotic but what do you think?

Post by DavidF » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:16 pm

looks like a Magnet limed oak kitchen you have there
Not sure what it is Ade but it's a heap of sh*t and is getting ripped out in November :lol:

Any recommendations for a new supplier?

Adrian

Re: variegated runner bean, not exotic but what do you think?

Post by Adrian » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:59 pm

Those doors would have cost a mint when they were first installed, of course I cant see the full kitchen though.
Supplier? doing it on a budget? look at Howdens, they are trade but joe public buy there too. Howdens are a MFI spin off and sell trade ranges as well as going slightly up market.
If you want good quality then Magnet are a firm leader, anything above and youre looking at bespoke.

OOPs sorry everyone, I should have PMd this to Fletch.

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