Carol Thomas

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Posted: 30/11/2012 at 12:17

Hope I'm not breaking any rules by providing the link!

It doesn't actually say if they are perennials, does it?


Posted: 30/11/2012 at 11:49

At last!


Posted: 30/11/2012 at 11:46

I thought that they were so young and tender they should be protected.

They are a couple of inches high but not very bushy.  Should I have been pinching out the middle leaves? 

Having a bit of a "senior moment" with the photo!


Posted: 30/11/2012 at 11:19

Back in October I bought some wallflower mini plugs to grow on and pot out around this time to brighten up the porch.  They were transferred into the segmented trays after a couple of days rest in the utility room and have been on the back porch ever since.  We have protected them from frost (although we have lost a couple) but they are not doing anything.

Sooooo.... should I bring them back inside to hopefully give them a bit of a spurt, give them more time where they are, or plant up regardless?

As always your advice would be much appreciated.

Is it a plant or a weed

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 15:18

Not sure if it is against protocol to intrude on another's thread.  If so I apologise.

I found this plant near the base of a flowering cherry .  It has been growing so strongly without my aid I'm wondering if this is also a "weed"?


Begonia Corms

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 14:51

Okay.  I sort of sprayed some newspaper with fly spray, then dusted corms off, inspected (not sure that these old eyes would have noticed too much unless they wiggled at me!), individually wrapped each in newspaper, then put them in big brown paper bags with a moth ball thrown in.

Don't hold your breaths but I'll let you know the rate of attrition next spring.

Thamks so much for your help..

Begonia Corms

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 13:02

I enjoy every aspect of gardening, even the hard work bits, but wish it didn't have to involve the creepy crawly things!

Yes I have bought them fairly recently, but my husband just told me to google Derris dust and I'm now not sure whether they should still be available.  I have several friends who have retired in the last few years and have discovered that their old work suits have been totally invaded.

Don't want to tempt fate but haven't had a spider in the bathroom since I undid the bath panel and threw a couple underneath!  .... and now you are all going to hate me!


Begonia Corms

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 12:47

Is that the horrible red thing which tries to kill my lilies?

I'm tempted to add a mothball to the box where they are going to be stored.

Do I have to check them through this dormant period?

Thanks so much both of you. 

Begonia Corms

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 12:30

So what do you do then Ernie (why do I have a mental picture of Benny Hill?)?

Begonia Corms

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 12:22

Thanks nutcullet.  So I should have found it in the garden centre?

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Snow damage to Summer flowering evergreen MAGNOLIA

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