Flowering vines

We are finally enjoying warm sunny summery weather here, and the amazing gourd flower display continues. They look especially lovely in the evening. As it grows dark, the delicate white flowers look as if they are floating in mid-air.

You might notice bumblebees going form flower to flower doing the important business of pollination. Under the spreading leaves of the vines, look for all the small green fruit which have formed and will now spend the rest of the summer getting bigger.

At this young stage, the gourd fruit are still tender and can be eaten. However, if you are growing your gourds for drying, leave them to grow until the vines die off in autumn.

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bumble-bee pollinating gourd flower

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Flower and young gourd fruit

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Gourd flowers at dusk

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