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the old back garden-o-plot 2017
« on: July 25, 2017, 02:15:41 PM »
this was how the garden looked a few years ago......




now, today it looks like this!!























this plant here ^^^^ is a summer crook neck squash, and has a bit of a story.... we got it to a good size in it's wee pot first off and so planted it into the raised bed, surrounded by beer traps and slug pellets and it still got nearly bitten through it's stem by a slug on  the first night. It didn't die though so we left it there to see if it would survive. It did. it was hanging on by an absolutely tiny thread to its original roots.... (photo below) but still kept on growing and flopping about on its tiny stem. So I decided to stick a couple of tent pegs in it, as it was very windy here and I didn't want that tenuous grip on life to break and it carried on surviving,then flourished, absolutely huge it is, for the place it is in, and it flowered and squash started to grow, then horror of horrors! we caught a pigeon in the raised bed flapping about, and whether or not it was the pigeon we will never know, but the plant snapped, finally. That's it we thought, no more crook neck squash, RIP and all that jazz, and it STILL didn't die! so we investigated a bit and realised that where I had tent pegged it to the ground it had actually rooted! woohoo! go you mr crook necked squasharoo!!! and so it lives, our miracle squash, the most tenacious of squashes.....




molly next to the patio butternut squash "butterbush" mini butternuts in a pot :)











« Last Edit: July 25, 2017, 02:23:53 PM by Princess Starryshapes »
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Re: the old back garden-o-plot 2017
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 03:19:36 PM »
Looking really good  ThU5:-).

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Re: the old back garden-o-plot 2017
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 06:09:28 PM »
think you could teach that old tommo a thing or two lol clap:-) Secret:-)
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Re: the old back garden-o-plot 2017
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2017, 12:59:37 PM »
Excellent Princess!  clap:-)

VERY impressive. As Spuds commented you can probably teach the 'old master' a trick or two!

Nice to see you've surfaced again - we'll have to change your 'handle' to submarine, but I hope you don't dive out of sight again for a while!!!  lol(1)
 

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Re: the old back garden-o-plot 2017
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 08:21:29 AM »
In fact, she's taught me all I know.
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Re: the old back garden-o-plot 2017
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 09:00:15 AM »
In fact, she's taught me all I know.

Damn straight, i did.
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Re: the old back garden-o-plot 2017
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 05:47:59 PM »
In fact, she's taught me all I know.

Damn straight, i did.

Ahhh yes, Starry one,..........but as you have told me all through your adoescence .......I KNOW NOTHING.......and guess who i learned that from

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Re: the old back garden-o-plot 2017
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2017, 07:36:25 PM »
 BOF)   YRTB  Well done Princess super duper garden allotment you got there.
It is in the genes you know that's where it comes from  cwl:-]