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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 18:54

I grow Illumination begonias and they do make very small corms  I try to keep them over winter and usually manage a reasonable proportion to grow on the next year- it is worth a go

Jean - I hate wasps ,too  I have been stung quite a few times  I love Bees though 

Pam LL x

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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 15:48

We are in the middle of a storm - I can only count to 3 after the lightening before the thunder  and it is absolutely tipping it down !

Pam LLx

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 15:45

Plum crumble with custard it is then

Jean This is what I do with my begonias - the ones in pots have their foliage cut down to about 6" then they are put on their sides in their pots in the greenhouse and when the foliage dies and falls off I clean the tubers up and store them in kitchen paper in a box keeping them somewhere cool and dry.You could leave the tubers in the baskets -after cutting the foliage back a bit -and put them somewhere to dry off before storing This seems to work for me but others may have different ideas  I am probably being very thick - no change there then - but what are the horrible little stripey things,please?

Pam LLx

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 15:07

I think it is going to pour with rain soon - I can hear thunder! I did the ironing

Just going to make a veggie moussaka with our own aubergines,peppers,tomatoes,onion and courgettes - yum!!! Have plums - what shall I make for pudding?

Pam LLx

How can I post a seedling?

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 14:51

Becks - Wrap a piece of damp kitchen paper around the roots and put the root ends in a freezer bag and secure with a rubber band. I have posted bigger things in a pringles tube - if it fits in a smarties tube you could put it in that then inside a padded envelope maybe  I save the plastic trays that plants arrive in from the seed companies- they can be useful,too

Pam LL X

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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 08:41

Good Morning  We have Blackbirds Jean  Weather can't make its mind up whether to rain or not so I might be in the garden or I might have to do the ironing

Pam LL x

Fork Handles

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 15:54

I agree with Leggi - I love Heligan

I hope you have a great weekend Lottie

Pam x

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Posted: 23/08/2012 at 15:23

I love the area Kate - it is a magical place

Pam x

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Posted: 23/08/2012 at 14:53
lilylouise wrote (see)

Where are you going in Cornwall Lottie?

Pam x

Yes we are Kate  Early September we are going to Trebetherick  We will be staying here

There are some campsites quite close - that is why I asked Lottie

Pam x


insects on sunflowers

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 14:40
sotongeoff wrote (see)

Sorry!!-yellow traps for catching insects outside-I think not!!

Fine in a greenhouse for an aphid attack but if you put these outside it will attract and trap all beneficial insects-I don't think Will was that bothered about the flies in his original post and nor should anybody else.

I so agree with Geoff !!!

Pam x

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