mike w

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Begonia Corms

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 18:25

yellow sulphur powder has also been withdrawn/

saving begonias

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 12:58

Mirabelle,The plugs were fibrous root which were grown on in 75mm pots with heat.As sweet peas can be grown without heat I would not use plugs. Plant sweet pea,s can be planted  this month.

saving begonias

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 18:19

I am not sure whether it is worth saving the Begonia bulbs over winter (unless for a few of your favorites ) I have done this in previous years with mixed results This year I bought a few bulbs from Wilkinsons at less than a £1 each, Then 72 plugs mail order,the grown plugs were magnificent. 


Posted: 20/10/2012 at 17:51

Intially I used David Austin and was very disappointed.I have latterly used Harkness with whom I am extremely pleased 

Spring Bulb Supplier?

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 18:54

Try Wilkinsons they have quite a variety and reasonably priced.


Posted: 17/10/2012 at 18:27

I plant approx 50 No pots with daffs & tulips each year  outdoors and leave to the elements in N.E.England never had a problem. The bulbs normally have been saved from previous years.

standard weeping rose

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 18:44

Hi Lorelei

Thank you for your comments.Unfortunately it has only just come into flower.I will play it safe and trim after flowering as you suggest.


Mike W

standard weeping rose

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 17:53

this weeping rose is in its 2nd year .I did prune and tidy in spring,but it is now untidy again with unequal long stems.Do I tidy up in July ?


Mike W

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 18:06

Hi Alina W

Glad that we have not lost you .I always look for your comment and advice.

Mike W


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