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white mould on phormium tenax

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:24


what is garlic spray? is this a home made recipe?


white mould on phormium tenax

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:54

Yes this  picture is exactly like my plant, no signs of bugs looks like it could be worse case.....

I will try to divide and see if I can get a healthy piece. such a shame


white mould on phormium tenax

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 00:32

Last year my phomium tenax which is growing in a tub developed really bad white mould I treated this with a systemic fungicide spay

however this year plant leaves are looking yellow and there is still a large amount of white mould at base of plant

any suggestions what I should do ?


Begonias part 2!

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 23:34

Mike, leaf cuttings  sounds very interesting will def try increasing stock by this method

I have  just been checking the  tubers that I have overwintered in a cool cupboard as I did successfully last year

however, this year,  some of the tubers have already started to sprout new shoots even without being in compost

given that it’s only mid march should I remove these shoots or will that be detrimental to tuber?

There also seems to be a lot of conflicting advice when it comes to planting tubers some say you should cover with compost  and others have said you simply sit the tuber on top of moist compost

Any opinions anyone ?

Begonias part 2!

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 12:32

Ah! so thats how a corm starts, brilliant

Think i will set myself a challenge this year and try some seeds.

Thanks for this info

kind regards


Begonias part 2!

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 14:13

Very glad to have come across this post I have been wondering about some aspects of growing begonias for ages

I know about begonia corms since i have been producing  plants from them for a couple of years now and absolutely love them. However, I have also purchased begonias from GC which seem to be fibrous rooted. I have seen these described as HP although none of mine produce anything the following year ?

My  question is, and sorry if this sounds stupid, if i grow begonias from seed do they produce fibrous roots or corms ? Are there advantages disadvantages to each ?





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