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Courgette Flowers

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:19

Hello, I'm completeley new to any type  of veg growing. I'm only getting my head round that courgette plants have a  flower now hear theirs male and female flowers!

ONe of my courgette has an orange colour flower, I'm assuming thats a male and it has very small courgettes growing. Will a female flower just appear? Will it look prettier? Does the plant need a male and female flowers?

We've just chucked some veg in this year so know nothing about what to expect

 

What to plant in Daffodil bed?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 21:32

Maybe some forget me nots, hardy geraniums  and some other nice ground cover like bugle and londons pride, all will give you some colour around the base of the daff leaves.

 

Thinning seedlings

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:46

Lots of healthy plants there Bev.

If it were me I would give the whole lot a good drink and try and gentle pull the roots out of each individual plant. I have found that the wet soil makes it easier to pull them apart. I would say the cornflowers can go straight in but I would be tempted to grow on the nigellas

free plants/bulbs/seeds from mag

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 22:10

I have bought the free Thompson and Morgan perinnals offer in the past, once I got over the shock of how small they were.........they were good plants and some have flowered in their second year, but probably wouldn't buy again because of the postage cost

scented bedding plants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 19:19

I'd go for night scented stock as well, looks very insignificant in the day time but once evening comes the flowers open and the smell is beautiful. Grow them every year. Sowed some about a week ago  and they are up

Courgettes

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 18:51

Thanks for all the brilliant advice Really looking forward to cooking with my first home grown courgettes

Courgettes

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:15

Thanks fidget still getting my head round all the different feeds. They get a lot of sun and water, here's hoping for a bumper crop

Courgettes

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:41

Hi everyone, first time growing courgettes here also. Starting to see maybe little courgettes with a possibilty of a flower head developing.. Don't have a lot of cash. Bookertoo can I feed them with general feed such as a tomato feed or do they really need what you had suggested?

Is there such a thing as dark purple stem snap dragons?

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:01

I have some snapdragons that do have a much darker red/purple stems/leaves and I have found that they give rise to the darker colours

Evening walk

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 18:51

Sounds beautiful nutyes it really is a lovely time especially when all the elements come together

Part time work is great, I'm calling it my early semi retirement I feel completly different by reducing my hours and it has given me the time and freedom  to get on with the important things in life

 

 

 

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