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giant marrows and pumpkin august 12th 2012


By sandra


just thought id give an update….

so far we have 2 marrows. the smaller one is catching up with the big one. we are convinced even the smaller one will beat last years 50 pounder…

great niece Tali

these are all of the biggest one so far…

great niece Evee
everybody wants to pose with the marrow…lol

this is the smaller one but its catching up fast….

the pumpkin gave us a fright a week or so ago. it developed a crack through the blossom end. i looked it up on the internet and it didnt look good. everybody said it was doomed….so in a kill or cure way i used sillicon to re seal the end up and so far i think we are winning as it is definitely still growing…so fingers crossed…

this is a baby just starting to grow.

more male and female flowers coming too. so we may even get a few more babies….

they only go to the village show and maybe a neighbouring show…but my OH would just love to bring the tiny cup home from the Angle show again…two more weeks to grow. i’ll be glad when they have made it through…what with the slugs the wind and the field mice….
will keep u posted..:-)

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i'm on my way for some pollen........................
my lot can't get their act together at all, even with soft music, aphrodisiac scents and romantic lighting.................

12 Aug, 2012


after the first one caught we lost loads 2ndhand..kept thinking that was it....then this warm couple of days have opened loads...its not too late..

12 Aug, 2012


Those are ginormous marrows, Sandra. My pumpkin is only just starting to flower!

12 Aug, 2012


Halloween still a long way away Tb..hope ours survives to see the day. hope yours gets a move on..:-)

12 Aug, 2012


Oh I got loads of flowers this morning, all male...........:-(
there must be 40 og the blighters and not one female on any of 'em. :-)

13 Aug, 2012


oh dear..we do get loads more male ones...hopefully your males will attract the ladies soon..x

13 Aug, 2012

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