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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

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26824.jpg?width=221&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26825.jpg?width=221&height=350&mode=max

 

Help please - rust hollyhocks

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 22:21

My understanding is that they are biennual plants so once they flower that's it, their life cycle is complete. I think they are fully hardy so any plants grown from seed this year, will withstand the winter and flower next year, Not sure what you mean by flagged..........do you mean when the flowers are over and seeds are forming?

I've known some that self seed so almost become perennial.

Out of interest the leaves that made it through, are they the ones that are due to flower soon?

You can collect seeds once they have flowered, I would sow them straight off the plant once they are dried enough, that way you should be able to plant them out before the first frost and they will grow next year.

Hope that helps a bit

 

What is this?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:53

Sorry can't see them properly, the third one might be a larkspur...are all the pics the same plant?

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