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Old Saturday 7th June 2014, 17:48
mwilli252 mwilli252 is offline  
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Question Marrow flowers dropping from plant

Hi,

I have never grown marrow before and was really pleased to see flowers forming and opening on one of the plants a week or so ago. Went to the allotment today to find the flowers had all dropped off and just a clean stem (as if they were cut off) left behind . having no experience whatsoever with these plants I wondered if there was any advice from the forum on what this might be and what I need to do to stop this happening? I really want these plants to do well more than any of the others on the allotment.

Looking forward to some sound advice

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Martin
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Old Sunday 8th June 2014, 10:48
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Hi Martin, my first thoughts would be either birds or slugs & snails, unless of course you have a rabbit colony nearby. There is always a chance it could be mice. Is there any way you can cover the plants with wire mesh to rule out some of the possibilities. You could try leaving a humane mouse trap by the plants. To check if slugs & snails could be a problem, go out after dark and shine a torch around to see if any are present.

Dave
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