Here we are in May, and the weather is still not kind to us here in
the north west. The nights are still cold, and the heater is still on
and set at 5°c, much to the wife's disgust .The heated greenhouse is
rather full at the moment, if only I could chance to move some plants to
the unheated house, I will have to take that chance this week, and have
the fleece at the ready.
I am now starting to do the final potting of my show plants, as
they come ready, this is when the roots have reached the pot sides. The
mixture for this is three parts Levington M3, one and a half parts
Singletons John Innes number 2, half part Perlite, and Nutrimate added.
The pots size is between 3 and 5 litres dependent on the tuber size. My
cuttings that were taken at the beginning of April are now showing signs
of growth and will be potted on this month as they become ready.
This week I have made up my hanging basket for
Flower Show, in the same mixture. I have also removed all flower
buds from my show plants.
The photos are of tubers ready for potting on, cuttings in the
propagator, semperflorens that will be used in flower bags for the
garden, a hanging basket for the garden, and a new variety of bedding
begonia being released next year that I am trialling, the flowers are
extremely large in diameter, and I will keep you informed of its
Here's hoping for warmer weather.