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Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 21:13

Thanks people - you are a mine of information! 

Verdun, should I just sit them on newspaper or wrap them in it?

Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 14:47

Colin, this sounds so easy and obviously works well for you!  Does it depend on having fairly mild winter temperatures?   I live in North Yorkshire and don't have a greenhouse, just a shed.

Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 11:18

My basket begonias, bought as plants, have been superb this year and are still producing a few flowers.  Can I keep them for next year?  If so, please tell me what to do!  Here is a pic taken mid August.



New bulb storage

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 10:41

I bought various spring bulbs last week but didn't have time to plant them before the rains came.  I want to put them in the ground rather than pots, so planting may be delayed for a week or two.  Should I store the bulbs in the dark or the light?

Stone the crows!

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 22:18

Well, well, I just go away for a couple of days and come back to find that my thread has been hijacked, with a fair bit of unpleasantness along the way. So I want to say thank you to Northern Lass for the helpful link about dead crow decoys, and to Jo47 for gently trying to get the topic back on track.   

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 16:46

Thanks Verdun.  They are in clay soil and get sun from first thing till about 3pm.

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 16:18

Is it quite common for the leaves at the bottom of the stems to turn yellow?  I have two of these beautiful perennials, but only one is affected.  Though I think I have treated them both the same.  Should I have fed them regularly with Tomorite? 

Worm casts

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 14:07

Just google some domestic lawn care companies.  Some of them do say they are able to deal with worm casts, and it's not all that expensive.  Have a look at  for example.

Harlow Carr

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 19:52

Yes, there is Gertie Grass!  Don't know if there's a Cheshire Cat.  You'll have to report back.

Plenty of benches around Gertie.  Also, 6 manual wheelchairs and 3 mobility vehicles are available.  If you think something like that would help you, you will need to book.  Ring 01423 724681 for more information.

The Gardens cover 68 acres, but you don't have to see everything on your first visit.  Enjoy!  We look forward to your review!

Harlow Carr

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 19:24

When you arrive be sure to pick up a plan of the Gardens - it's a big area, and you don't want to miss anything.  And don't be surprised if you bump into a big White Rabbit in a tremendous hurry.  

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Discussions started by happycottontail

Overwintering begonia tubers

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Last Post: 31/10/2015 at 17:43

New bulb storage

In the dark or light? 
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Last Post: 29/10/2015 at 18:36

Agastache Black Adder

Yellowing leaves 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 00:09

Stone the crows!

Well, not literally, but they are a big problem in my garden 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 22:18

White Dianthus "Memories"

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A Shropshire Lad rose

Second crop? 
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Last Post: 24/07/2015 at 18:16

Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

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Last Post: 20/07/2015 at 07:56

The what and when of feeding clematis

Guidelines please! 
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Giant poppies

Keep, transplant or ditch? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 19:31

What are you planting in your pots and containers?

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Last Post: 08/06/2015 at 18:53

Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
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Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

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Last Post: 20/02/2015 at 04:50

Penstemon cuttings

Conflicting advice 
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Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 21:40

Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 22:47

Digging up and replanting bulbs elsewhere - yes, or no?

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