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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:28 pm    Post subject: "Franchi"beans. Reply with quote

Am interested in growing climbing Borlotti beans this year, a variety called "lamon" from a seed company called Franchi and can,t find any in galway. Has anybody come across them anywhere don,t realy have access to buy on-line. There was or is a company in Cork and they seemed to be the only supplier in the country e-mailed but no reply, any ideas ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought these from Homebase in Limerick last year. They didn't perform brilliantly, but I'll be trying again this year. I reckon the local kids reduced the crop somewhat- they're allowed to eat as many sugar snaps and mangetout as they like, and I think lots of borlotti got picked and rejected by mistake!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where in Cork were they selling them ????
If it'sclose I can pick you up a packet np.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Natas, I'v just e-mailed another garden centre called Hosford,s just outside Bandon, your way ahead of us down there so waiting for reply . Listen thanks for your help but im sure id be able to mail them a postal order or something like that, sure we,ll see what happens next will keep posting
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Stonehead, Have you tried McGaughs garden centre in Galway, I have a friend in Galway who says it will get you what ever you want. It may be worth a try
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never thought of McGaughs, will call out tomorrow well spotted Maeve thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me know as I'm due a trip out there soon anyway....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You were right Maeve got them in McGaugh,s great selection out there and thanks to you all for your help

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