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Early Oct.

I have grown a mixture of all kinds of begonias this summer, including 'Semperflorens', which I have very ambivalent feeling about: They are superb performers undoubtedly, but very 'municipal', I feel. They automatically remind me of Council plantings in public places, shopping parades and suchlike. But I have found that when grouped together with other types of begonias so as to blend in with them, I am able to feel more positively about them. They all seem to be flowering more abundantly now in late Sept/early Oct than they have in the previous weeks. This looks like being their absolute time of peak, now in the cooler autumn. I love them so because slugs ignore them and they bloom on until late. (In the foreground are some very young ornamental purple kale, hopefully to give good winter colour). ... I must get some more of those little pumpkins, so as to put some more orange into this 'painting'.



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Wonderful display Jonathan! I hope the weather allows you to keep it going much longer. I agree about begonias but it's probably because they are so adaptable that they are used so widely in public gardens They get no diseases, no bugs, not fussy about soil or position and always deliver the goods. They may be unexciting but no plant is perfect! They definitely have a place in my garden too.I love your 'painting' :o)

1 Oct, 2009

 

WoW Jonathan this looks Amazing, Ive planted Begonias for the first time this year, mainly for the Leave's but the flowers have been fantastic and still are, im going to look more seriously next year at them as (Marksbegonias) < Goy Member.. has shown some amazing leaf shapes and colour one's from shows he has been to...
ps.. i love your little pumpkins, i remember them from the pics you put up... Dee..

1 Oct, 2009

 

Jonathon what a fantastic display, tell me please do you save the begoinias for the next year, we have grown them this year for the first time and we have had a lovely display, my husband is desperate to save them and already has a box, do you know if they could be packed dry or would they need some soil around them in a box. hope you can help.

1 Oct, 2009

 

Beautiful display of flowers.

1 Oct, 2009

 

Hi Yorkshire, I have never stored begonias over winter, although I am certain that it can be done. I suppose I ought to try it. But they usually finish flowering when the first frosts put an end to them, so I suppose it would be necessary to have them up before the frosts. I have a feeling people put them in trays of sand or something, I'm not sure what. 'How to store begonia tubers over winter' would be a good question to put on the questions page. And a very timely and seasonal question too. Sorry I can't help you more, but I'm sure someone can.

1 Oct, 2009

 

looking as good as ever jonathan, so much colour still, i to love begonias, and want more next year :o) love the butternut sqashes, still there i see, do you eat any of them jonathan, i love em yummy
yorshire dry them out first take off any stems then when dry take off dry soil and pop in a box with newpaper, thats what ive been told so thats what ive done, will see next year if its worked :o)

1 Oct, 2009

 

It Looks Amazing Jonathan so much colour :)

1 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks Jonathon, I will put the question on and hope someone has the answer,

1 Oct, 2009

 

Thank you Sanbaz.

1 Oct, 2009

 

Hi Sanbaz, No, I never eat the squashes. They are there 12 months per year, and only occasionally rot. I love it when I can add the pumpkins too, and they are speedy rotters.

1 Oct, 2009

 

Garden looking good, Jonathan
really colourful :o)

1 Oct, 2009

 

have you ever tried them jonathan, lovely roasted or stuffed, so good for you to

1 Oct, 2009

 

You'll laugh at me. I haven't a clue what to do with one. Do you take the gibbets out?! Actiually, I sometimes buy butternut soup, which is very nice, so I might enjoy a roast one.

1 Oct, 2009

 

chop in half, clean out seeds and cut into cubes, hot oven drissle with olive oil, salt and pepper, lovely, i mix it with mash potatoes to jonathan

1 Oct, 2009

 

I could give that a go. I've only been sitting and looking at them for the past several years.

1 Oct, 2009

 

lol jonathan :o)

2 Oct, 2009

 

Fabulous display Jonathan

28 Oct, 2009



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