Beans, beans, beans and proof-reading

Little garden interlude. The runner beans, having started to mature, are unstoppable. Luckily I have hungry neighbours.DSCN6237 DSCN6233There are as many courgettes as we care to eat and the first french beans are cropping too. I have at last transplanted the leeks and we had torrential rain yesterday, so I am not looking out of my window worrying about thirsty plants. Mind you, we are promised the tail end of Bertha, the hurricane travelling across the Atlantic, tomorrow. As the beans are mostly held together by elderly bamboos, some string and their own tendrils, they may be on the ground by Monday.

So, after a morning putting in proof-reading corrections, I will, I will, get into the garden for some re-enforcing work.

My last proof reader did not really enjoy Border Line. Although this is, naturally, depressing, it is also more helpful than vague praise. I have learnt some useful stuff from what she said (and did not say) and it is not too late to make some, hopefully crucial, changes. Knowing WHAT to change is a great boon. Thank you JL.

18 thoughts on “Beans, beans, beans and proof-reading

  1. I had NO IDEA that ordinary beans are so damned picturesque, Hilary ! – what a gorgeous display they make ! And to think of all that goodness coming from them as well … I almost lost for words !!!! [grin]

    • Hmm, but they are also extraordinarily greedy, so you have to prepare a big trench and fill it with wet newspaper and healthy soil, especially in our area where the soil is so thin and poor. I should really give all the other poor plants in the garden the same attention, but I can’t eat most of them.

    • I rather enjoy proof-reading, but this time, in response to another proof-reader, I decided to alter some contractions throughout. I am now in a nightmare of press-ganging friends to do more proof-reading…

  2. I love runner beans. To eat, and to look at the gorgeous red flowers. My Grandpa used to make a runner bean pickle because his were so prolific it was impossible to get through them all fresh.

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