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Gourds this years 2020

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Gourds  this years  2020



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A design of patterns and colours. What do you do with them, Amy? I'm never very sure.

19 Aug, 2020

 

Amy you have a lovely selection there.

19 Aug, 2020

 

Beautiful! Bit of everything there Amy. Gave the gourds a go myself once but without success.

19 Aug, 2020

 

Thanks all I enjoy growing these just to see what colours and patterns evolve , Anjet I use them for decoration in a basket they last a long time alone, or if you clear varnish them they last for a months ...

19 Aug, 2020

 

wow that's a great collection. I had no idea they could be so varied. Would make awesome decorations.

19 Aug, 2020

 

Fabulous Amy....I always look forward to seeing them. You do so well, I'm like Thorney, tried once, but no success at all!

19 Aug, 2020

 

They look wonderful,Amy..do you remember giving me one,when we met up ! suffice to say,mine didn't make it for long either,even though Russell bought a tin of clear varnish,to preserve it..:o) You must have the right knack of keeping them longer than we did ..Lol. x

22 Aug, 2020

 

Thanks Paul ,Janey , yes I remember Sandra that was a good day wasn't it maybe your gourd hadn't dried out enough , they do need to be properly dry to keep them xx

22 Aug, 2020

 

It was a good day,Amy,and you are probably correct about not letting it dry long enough,but 'some ' people mentioning no names,always want to do things ,like yesterday ! Lol.x

22 Aug, 2020

 

Lol I've no idea who you could be talking about Sandra đŸ¤£

22 Aug, 2020

 

You little fibber Amy ! Ha ha xx

22 Aug, 2020

 

They're beautiful & make a lovely display.

23 Aug, 2020

 

Agree, great display. Also, very artistically done, Amy.

23 Aug, 2020

 

Amy - how long does a gourd last. I've seen them fashioned into ladles. Cut one open and attached a bamboo handle - boom, you have a ladle. lol! I still have my pumpkin from last year - I think I'm just going to chuck it. I want a new one! lol. With these gourds, I see a potential arts & crafts lesson with the kids. You can really get creative with some yarn for hair & paint a face, a paper hat - The Gourd People? Am I over reaching? It worked for Humpty Dumpty, why not a gourd? Just an idea. lol! They seem like they need a face but what would a gourd say?

23 Aug, 2020

 

What a brilliant assortment Amy. I must give them a try next year with the grandchildren. I first heard of gourds some 50 odd years ago in the ‘ Swiss Family Robinson’ novel. I managed to grow 2 tiny ones about 30 years ago.

24 Aug, 2020

 

Thanks Ff ,Kate, Hb make sure you give them something tall to climb up or even a hedge to clamber over they like freedom ..Paul we use to make animals and funny people etc. out of them for the horticulturist society we belonged to it was a competition to see who could grow and decorate the funnies ones , great fun ..

24 Aug, 2020

 

What a fascinating selection......well done Amy....you have the knack....

24 Aug, 2020

 

Wow! what a selection there Amy.

30 Aug, 2020

 

Thank you both , I love growing them always have , they take up very little room and are happy growing up anything

30 Aug, 2020



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