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Terry Tasker
Southport Lancashire

  For the first time in many years I am back growing double tuberous begonias. Dabbled a little last year but not as serious as this.
   I have followed Bob Bryce's method of growing to the letter. Next year I will make some slight adjustment to the stopping dates only and possibly use bigger pots. I have been growing Begonias now for nearly 30 years and never tried to grow serious cut blooms, I hang my head in shame!
This picture was taken the last time I showed doubles before starting with Species and Hybrids                                                                                                              

Yorkshire/Humberside Show
   Just an update regarding my cut bloom year. I had twelve blooms ready this week which I thought would last for Ayr flower show. Looking at the weather forecast I felt they would not. I made the decision to cut take and entered them in the Yorkshire & Humberside area show. I exhibited in six ,three and the one cut bloom. I am very pleased to say I won the six board, 3rd in the three and second in the one cut bloom. I also was awarded NBS Bronze Medal for best cut bloom in the show. Thanks must go to Bob Bryce who helped me with advise on how to stage my blooms. What a difference it can make just by moving one bloom  to a different place on the board.

1st August.

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