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Begonia Corms

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 19:01

I think I've usually had the compost in the garage for a couple of weeks and would tend to avoid buying bags of compost that have got wet, for the simple reason that they are too heavy to heave around.  Certainly the compost I put the corms in, is bone dry.

Calla Exotic Zantedshia

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 22:04

Great, thanks for your help Dave

Calla Exotic Zantedshia

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 21:55

Excellent.  So I'll put them in the garage with a bit of fresh, dry compost like I do with my begonias and take them out next spring?  Do you wrap them or anything? Thanks Dave.

Begonia Corms

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 21:52

I'm sure lots won't agree with me on this but it worked for me last year.  I cut the stalks of the begonias while they're in the ground/pot.  Lift the corms, take as much soil of them as I can and stick them in new dry compost and put them in the garage over winter.  As soon as it starts getting warmer next year, I'll take them out of the garage, leave them in a very sheltered place and then put them in the places I want them as soon as they start growing.  

Calla Exotic Zantedshia

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 21:47

Am I right in thinking that I grow Calla Exotic Zantedshia as I would begonias i.e. lift them after they've flowered in the Autumn?  I know that they need lots of sun.  


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 06:40

I found that fencing did the trick.  It was, as Bushman says, expensive but I've had absolute peace since we had the fencing put in.  We still do see rabbits, but the other side of the fence in the wood which backs onto our garden.

How do I get my standard rose back into shape?

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 20:28

That's very helpful Dave.  Thanks very much

How do I get my standard rose back into shape?

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 12:25

I pruned my standard rose in February/March this year.  I cut the branches down to about 8 or 9".  It's flowering profusely so no problem there but it's very untidy with long and short branches; some drooping down, some shooting up higher than the others.  I wanted a nice sphere shape.  How do I do this next year?

Tubular begonia

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 12:05

I think maybe it's a bit soon?  Mine are certainly quite a way off flowering, in the Isle of Man.  

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Discussions started by CharleyD

Calla Exotic Zantedshia

Treat like begonias 
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How do I get my standard rose back into shape?

Rose looks a mess 
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Are they perennial or not? 
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Digging out leylandi roots

Mini digger or just an axe? 
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Can I plant the one I got from Tescos? 
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Thinning out dianthus

Can I do it now? 
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Habranthus robusta

Any particular difficulties? 
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Creeping buttercup

Best way of getting rid of it 
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Should there be some sign of growth by name? 
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Last Post: 28/02/2015 at 20:06

What does this mean?

6 premium plugs (30 plants) 
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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Will it survive in a north facing position? 
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Last Post: 28/12/2014 at 09:09

Anyone know what this is please?

Flat green rosette plant 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:26

What to put where

New spring border 
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Last Post: 05/10/2014 at 00:27

Cherry Laurel hedging

How do I get Cherry Laurel to flower and produce berries? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 20:14

Growing other plants through clump forming plants

What can I grow? 
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