The National Begonia Society
HOME PAGE    SOCIETY    SHOWS    MEMBERS GALLERY    DIARIES    MAP  
 CULTURAL     REGISTER OF VARIETIES     POTS & BLOOMS     UPDATES     LINKS

.

.


CULTURAL DIARY   2017

Ron Aldous

Growing Begonias My way

.

.

August

It doesn't seem two minutes ago since I wrote last month. Well as you will know the National Show is about on us, that's come quick, too quick for me for all my Multistems are running a bit late so unfortunately I have none ready for the show this week. I've got together my restricted pot entries and the one pot and one cut bloom so at least I've got something to put on the show bench.
I am looking forward to meeting up with all the lads and have a good natter and to see everyone's exhibits, I'm led to believe the entries are looking good so things should go well for for the show ,that's what we want.

I've had a really busy time over the last few weeks, I'm having to do quite a bit more around the house these days mainly because of my wife's health not being so good and that leaves me with less time with my flowers but I've got to get my priorities right.
We had a garden visit last Thursday evening around thirty five people turned up from quite a wide area - Chester, Nantwich,  Wrexham, Crewe and my wife along with my son and his wife made sure they all had plenty to eat and drink besides enjoying looking at the begonias, chrysanths and the garden. Not many of them have seen Begonias like the ones we grow, they couldn't stop talking about them.
My Chrysanthemums are doing well this year and it's getting to the time when I've got to spend more time on them, taking down the laterals to the number I'm going to flower them, nipping out the breaks between each leaf joint and generally keeping on top.  My garden has reached its peak now and it's been looking good and that has happened on its own, I reckon I'll have to cut down a bit all round next year, I've been saying that for the last few years now and I think now the time has come to grow a few less of every thing.

Well that's all I have time for just now, hope to see you at the show .
                     Ron

                   

                   

This installment was written before The National Show.
.

Cultural Diaries

TOP OF PAGE