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flowers failing to open

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 21:04

HIya, I'm still getting to grips with the male and female flowers. Wasn't expecting them to flower This picture was taken this morning. I have seen bees go into them and now they are closed.

 


 My first flower which has a courgette behind it, was a bit wilty so I picked it off. I do have other courgettes on the same plant  that are much bigger and seem to be doing ok.

As you can tell I'm a complete novice...........planted some seeds and learning as I go

Composters

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:56

Hello, I only have a darlek type one, which is ok, but it is difficult to turn.........I do get compost out of it though.  If I had the space I would have a home made one made out of pallets which you get in there and turn regularly.

I've seen the ones that rotate on the base but I've not tried them and not convinced that they would work

flowers failing to open

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:41

Hello, I'd be interested in any answers to this as I'm growing courgettes for the first time

Non-flowering lupins

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:39

Hello, don't know what the problem could be. How strange

Where are they situated? I have a few lupins dotted around the place and apart from the immature plants, grown from seed last year,  they have all flowered. I would certainly expect flowers after 3 years. I'm assuming the plants/leaves are mature and fairly large.

The only thing I can think of that would attack the roots are vine weavels but they tend to kill or weaken the plant and I didn't think Lupins are prone to this.

 

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:26

Not seen a single one here either

Mystery Plant

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 20:22

What a strange looking plant,  reminded me of cabbage leaves as well........no idea of what is though

What is this bee attracting plant?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:50

Lovely plant, I had one here once but too exposed so it died. It's obviously happy where it is

rockery

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:46

Hello, know nothing about acid/alkaline soils but I have some snowcap in my rockery and is lovely, gives loads of white flowers in the spring to early summer.

Bugle seems to grow any where as well

SNOW IN SUMMER

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:36

Hi mary, glad there's someone else who likes it. It's all about individual choice and preferences and what works for you

Summer has arrived

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 19:06

Great pictures, love the huge strawberry and the hedgehog, how lovely

I like gaillardias, known here as the goblins, very bright

As someone who has just tipped their toe into veg,here's my courgette plants


 


 

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Move it now?

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Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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