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No fruit showing on Butternut Squash in polytunnel

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 06:37

" I'm hoping pruning some of the excess growth will help."

Be careful when pruning, ladybutternut, I did this the other day and managed to cut off the branch with the biggest butternut! Follow the fruit back to where the stem starts before cutting anything off.

i-have-some-bearded-iris-going-anyone-want-some

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 17:04

The dashes are a new invention (reason unknown) by the techies of GW magazine! Not your fault!

can-you-id-this-vine

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 17:46

I could be wrong, but I'm inclined to think it's a kiwifruit.

what-is-this-plant-please

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 13:55

Flowerchild is right, but it would be interesting to know who sold them to you as gooseberries!

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 13:39

I did a stupid thing the other day. Was cutting back young trailers of my butternuts and promptly cut the main branch of the biggest butternut! Doubt if the other smaller ones will ripen before frost. Should have known better, did the same to perfectly good branch of my climbing rose last year!

can-i-watch-tv-with-you-

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 16:19

I agree with Alan4711, it's worth a try, if you explain nicely. Maybe take a dog along with you once and tell them how thirsty it is!

I hope your swallows didn't fly into the new window glass looking for their nest. Have they nested under the eaves?

help-identifying-this-plant

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 16:16

Hi Cait, it is indeed a plumbago. It enjoys a nice sunny place outside in summer and plenty of water and a feed every couple of weeks. Before the first frost, cut it down by 2/3rds and put it in a frostfree place, if you've got a conservatory, so much the better. It will loose all its leaves but once you start watering again around March/April, it will spring back to life. Give it the odd SMALL drop of water every couple of weeks or so, so that it does dry out completely. Cut the dead flowers off to keep it flowering, wear rubber gloves if you don't like getting sticky fingers and enjoy the lovely blue flowers!

palaisglide

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 21:41

I don't think anybody has been poached! Maybe they are on holiday.

gardeners-world-presentation

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 19:47

Oh heck, this thread just made me google daylilies and I found a site in the UK called Swallowtaildaylilies.com. I am now drooling and totally frustrated because I can't find any of these beauties around here. How I envy you in the UK that you have such a huge choice of named plants that you can buy.

wild-mushrooms

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 14:26

Thank you Bob! While I agree that one should not eat mushrooms one does not know, James asked about those particular ones and they are definitely field mushrooms, no others look like that.

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