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Big Begonias

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 11:52

I wonder if the corms were planted too deeply so only uppermost shoots grew.  Corms need to be almost sitting on the compost before growth starts.  My own produce masses of shoots....grow the pendulous, cascading small flowered sort but same primciples apply 


Posted: 14/04/2016 at 11:45

I suspecf they were withered and dried out joey. 

yes, take them back . Wyevale give everything a growth guarantee 

A bit scared

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 11:42

Very, very jealous .  I cannot grow any of the blue poppies despite trying various methods.  For me they are monocarpic despite removing flowers in first year.  

c'est la vie 


Posted: 14/04/2016 at 07:51

How pink ksimpson?   My own is pink....its an old variety 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 07:49

Morning folks 

back from a walk to the beach....warm, quiet and dry. Smells of wild thyme, grass, gorse and the sea to add to glossy blue water and clear blue sky 

porridge and grapefruit with my scan read of the forum 


Posted: 13/04/2016 at 22:05

Those separated corms....actually they are tubers....will not do anything.  You will see a stem on each tuber.  Plant so that the stem is above soil level 


Posted: 13/04/2016 at 20:29

Joey,,pot them up individually now in 9cm pots or bigger if the tubers are big. water lightly and keep in gh. As growth develops pot into bigger pots. Every potting with fresh compost will feed and encourage fast growth. yes, it really does make a will have energetic individual plants 


Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:55

And cuttings produce much better foliage than your 2 year old (tired) plant B3.  Then potted up and overwintered in the gh next spring you can plant out good plants as a group of vivid colour. 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:32

Tee hee hee 

Your turn will come Joyce 


Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:30

Sorry post crossed with yours.  My reason for "no" is because it is a very short term as an annual....and when moved they can sulk and look awful offen then dying. Thus,,leave where it is for the summer and discard before winter 

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