Pumpkin and Gourd Growing Advice
Ornamental Gourds are comparitively easy to grow and although they benefit from some of Phil's detailed advice below and will be greatly helped by compost or manure they do not require the trailing bits being trimmed.
If you are short of space they can also be trailed up a fence or other support. Thompson and Morgan have an excellent range of these seeds including some suitable for decorating. Click on www.thompson-morgan.com and enter ornamental gourds in the search box for three fun selections.
Click on red text below for Phil's detailed advice - be patient, it may take a little time to upload.