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Pumpkin vines

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 19:04

Thankyou for your quick reply Philippa Smith2!

I am not sure what variety they are, as I used the seeds from last years supermarket pumpkin. They are also growing outdoors, in a low raised bed.

That's disappointing to read - the one green pumpkin is a good size to carve! Never mind, I'm happy that I'll have one small pumpkin (which is turning orange).


Thankyou for your help/advice. I will do what you said tomorrow   


Pumpkin vines

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 16:27

Hi all, I was wondering if you could help me.

I have three pumpkin vines and each vine has one pumpkin on. Can I cut the end of the vines to the nearest pumpkin? Two pumpkins are still green, so I was wondering whether cutting the vines shorter, might put more energy into the pumpkins?



Posted: 10/12/2013 at 18:58

Thankyou for your replies, and sorry for my super late response!

What ever it was, did attack my basil leaves in the end, and for some reason my rose in a pot next to the greenhouse too   


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 19:09

Wow, that hawk moth is beautiful! I found a Lime Hawk Moth a couple of years ago, resting on the wall in our garden.



Posted: 20/08/2013 at 18:37

I was wondering whether anyone could tell me, what pest is eating these Parsley leaves? I have Basil in the other side of the tray, yet they've hardly been touched. I thought it was odd that they had just eatten the leaves, and not the stems aswell.



What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 16:47

I grew some Nigella damascena (mixed colours) last year, then let them self seed. Absolutely love them this year, a much better show!!


We've got a lovely display of Sweetpeas too. Last year, the House Sparrows and little Jenny Wren loved eating the greenflies off the plant!


What screening plant to block out brick building?

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 20:13

You could have Photinia X fraseri 'Red Robin', that provides all year round interest with its red new growth. 

I agree with Busy-Lizzie, you could place some trellising and plant a fast growing climber. If you do not want to spend the money on trellising, then there are climbers like Cotoneaster horizontalis (that doesn't need the support of a trellis), which provides all year interest; flowers spring time, in leaf during summer, red leaves in autumn, berries and herring bone structure during the winter. Another climbing plant you could have is Euonymus fortunei, which has variagated leaves - I am not 100% sure how quick these last two plants grow, though it's just a thought 

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