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'How To Keep Begonias Over Winter'

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 9th December 2011

…a begonia in a hanging basket, which has flowered its socks off until last week. Can I leave it in the basket or should I remove it and where should I keep it over the winter. Answer: Your begonias will definitely need protection, but it helps to know what type you are growing. Some begonias produce…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 1st October 2010

…I want to keep them for next year and have researched over wintering Begonia's but cannot find info on these specific ones, ie: whether they have tubers etc? The closest I can find seem to be begonia boliviensis so should I follow the advice on these or could you please tell me how to over winter

Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for spring

…(Pelargoniums), Begonias, Antirrhinums, Peppers and Aubergines. They'll need to be grown in a heated propagator or similar to ensure good growth. For more seeds to sow in January and February take a look at our In the Garden this Month page. For help and advice about how to sow seeds take a…

Top 10 Winter Bedding Plants

…of winter bedding plant ideas. For more information read this helpful article on how to grow bedding plants. 1. Pansies A stalwart of winter bedding displays, Pansy plants are so versatile and will bloom for far longer than any other winter flowering bedding plant. From autumn through to spring,…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 30th September 2011

…5 geranium tubers and 1 begonia, and would really like to see if I can keep them for next year, as they are both so beautiful. I have been reading articles online about over wintering them, but wondered if anyone on here could it explain the process in easy terms to me?! Thanks Answer: Hi Sharon.…

What to do in the garden in October

…approaching, protect half-hardy plants with fleece or bring into a frost-free greenhouse. * • Lift Dahlia tubers, Begonia tubers and Gladiolus corms to store dry over the winter months. Remove the dead foliage before storing them. * • Plant daffodil bulbs, tulip bulbs and Allium bulbs for…

Top 10 vegetables to grow over winter

…Competitions * Top 10 vegetables to grow over winter Top 10 Vegetables to Grow Over Winter Don't let your vegetable plot stand empty and neglected over winter. There are plenty of winter vegetables to grow throughout the coldest months. Winter vegetable growing allows you to extend the season and…

How To Grow Parsnips

…watered only when necessary to keep the soil moist. * Try to avoid extremes of wet and dry soil as this may cause the roots to split. * Weed between rows of parsnips regularly to keep beds weed free at all times. Hand weeding is preferable as there is less risk of damage to the developing parsnip…

How To Grow Strawberries

…cropping, remove any straw and netting to allow better air flow around the crown of the plant. As the summer progresses, keep on top of weeding and continue to remove any runners. Clear away dead foliage as this can harbour pests and diseases over winter. Each spring spread a general purpose…

How to Grow Carrots

over your seeds so they are well covered. Water the area well with a fine-rose watering can to minimise seed disturbance. Keep the soil moist until germination, which should take about 10-20 days. Thinning carrots Once your carrot seedlings are large enough to handle they will need thinning out to

How To Grow Wistera

to consider when growing Wisterias. They are long lived and will form woody stems over time which require significant support. This makes them very difficult to move if you change your mind in a few years time. Also bear in mind that they require regular pruning to keep them under control and to

How To Grow Raspberries

…as possible. Watch the video below to find out more about how to prune your raspberries: Harvesting your Raspberries You can tell when raspberries are ready to harvest as they will easily come off the plant when gently pulled. Once harvested, raspberries don't keep for long so try freezing some for…

How To Grow Garlic

…Cristo' produces good uniform crops. * 'Albigensian Wight' has excellent keeping qualities. * 'Cledor' is high yielding and produces 10-16 cloves per bulb. * 'Germidour' is very reliable with a slightly milder flavour. How to Plant Garlic in the Ground Garlic prefers a position in full sun with a…

How to grow tomatoes

…* Gardening Blog * Competitions * How to grow tomatoes How to Grow Tomatoes You can't rival the flavour of a fresh home-grown tomato straight from the vine. Their taste is far superior to the bland tomatoes offered in the supermarkets and they're so easy to grow! Thompson & Morgan offer a…

How to grow bedding plants

…are so many more annual plants on offer to add height, scent or texture to your garden. Growing bedding plants is easy with our comprehensive guide. For more information about winter bedding plants, read our 'Top ten winter bedding plants' article. How to use bedding plants A fantastic choice for…

How To Grow Fruit Trees

to increase in size and helps to prevent branches snapping under the weight of a heavy crop. In a few months time you will be enjoying your own home grown fruit picked fresh from the tree. Return to * Fruit - 'How To' Gardening Guides * All 'How To' Gardening Guides Other Quick Links * What To Do In…

How to grow amaryllis bulbs

…Community * Video Library * Gardening Blog * Competitions * How to grow amaryllis-bulbs How to grow Amaryllis bulbs Popular for their large, flamboyant blooms, these tender bulbs make fantastic houseplants. Flowering from winter to spring they are often grown as Christmas gifts. Commonly known…

How to improve your garden soil

…It's best to just keep adding organic matter and choose suitable plants for your soil. * Try creating raised beds to improve drainage and prevent the need to walk on the soil. * Plant new plants in the spring as even the toughest plants may not survive a waterlogged clay soil over winter. When you…

How To Grow Rhubarb - Growing Rhubarb

…dry periods to prevent the soil from drying out. Rhubarb that is grown in containers will need to be watered much more often in order to keep the compost moist. Autumn: When the leaves die back naturally, simply cut back the old rhubarb stalks to leave the buds exposed to cold winter weather. Apply…

How to Grow Oca (New Zealand Yams)

…growing season, and allowing plenty of autumn and winter days to fully develop the tubers, then 0.75 kg (1.6 lbs) per plant may be possible. Return to * Vegetable - 'How To' Gardening Guides * All 'How To' Gardening Guides Other Quick Links * What To Do In The Garden This Month * Gardening for…

How to Grow Onions and Shallots

…Information * What To Do In The Garden This Month * Gardening For Beginners * Gardening Guides * Gardening Q&A * Social Community * Video Library * Gardening Blog * Competitions * How to grow onions and shallots How To Grow Onions and Shallots Onions and shallots are particularly easy to grow and…

What to do in the garden in March

…beds to prepare for the growing season ahead. * • Prepare vegetable seed beds by removing all weeds and forking in plenty of compost. Cover prepared soil with sheets of black plastic to keep it drier and warmer in preparation for planting. * • If you've grown green manures over the winter,

Is it ripe yet? When to harvest your crops...

…when to harvest your fruit and veg. Vegetables Many of our favourite vegetables are roots or tubers that are produced beneath the soil. But how do you know what's going on down there? Here's how to get the best from your home grown vegetable crops. * Back to How-To-Garden Vegetable Guides * Back to

Top 10 easy to grow flower plants and seeds for beginners | Top 10 flower, fruit and vegetable guides

…faces, it's hard to resist the appeal of pansies. These garden favourites are easy plants to grow from seed but even easier from pansy plug plants. Whether you grow them for winter or summer colour, remember to deadhead the faded flowers to encourage more and more. Return to * Top 10 Gardening…

Top 10 Plug Plants

…our How we grow and send your plants page for more information about our plug plant sizes. 1. Begonia Begonias are slow and tricky to raise from seed and Begonia tubers can be expensive if you have lots of space to fill. Begonia plug plants are an easy and economical way of growing Begonias and will…

2012 Garden New Year's Resolutions

keep ahead (or certainly up to date) with all my gardening chores as the year progresses. " Buy Begonia tubers now. Update:รข At present the brassicas are whitefly free, although I have seen a little grey aphid that needs attention. All my baskets this year have been planted with tuberous begonias

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 27th January 2012

…Make sure that you keep your wisteria well watered from July to September as this is when the flower buds for the following spring begin to develop. I have a wisteria myself (although not in a container) and I was astonished at how well it bloomed after I started to give it supplementary…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 24th June 2011

…tend to grow too many and don’t like to waste them. Keep an eye out for busy lizzies and begonias which are particularly well suited to a slightly shadier position. Best of luck Jo. Name: Jacqui Threlfall Question: There are no buds on my rose, why is this. Answer: Hi Jacqui. It is hard to be…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 15th April 2011

…starting to flower, can i plant the autumn sweet peas outside now? Answer: Hi Mary. It is really a matter of how you prefer to grow them. The only real difference between autumn or spring sown plants is that those sown in autumn will flower earlier, but they will require care over winter. Direct…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 28th October 2011

to do with it over the winter as I only have a mini greenhouse, should I take it in the house? Answer: Hello Lucy. Your aeonium will require a minimum winter temperature of 10C (50F) so you will definitely need to bring it indoors, as your mini greenhouse is unlikely to provide sufficient winter

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 2nd November 2012

…which can be harvested from July to August. Name: Anna Mason Question: Hiya I have just taken all the geraniums out of their containers and I am loathe to throw them away. How best to overwinter please. I also have some wax begonia bedding I would like to keep. I have a small greenhouse but that…

Top 10 Summer Flowering Bulbs

to centre stage as their blooms begin to open and then return them backstage as they fade. 3. Begonia Tuberous begonias are the most glamorous bulbs for adding a bright colour accent to shady patios. They produce beautiful flowers over an incredibly long period, from summer all the way through to

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 18th May 2012

…seeds in autumn and over winter them for spring flowers (as you would with your gazanias and iceplants etc.). The butterfly bush can be sown around the same time; however I think that you would need to keep it well watered and shaded in the first year or two to help it adapt to your hot summers.…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 7th February 2014

…us know how you get on Ellie. Name: Jonathan Pollard Question: I have a deciduous climbing hydrangea which was climbing up a fence panel that has blown down over the winter. I intend cutting it back while I repair the fence. Is it possible to take cuttings and if so what is the best way to do so?…

Top 10 Gardening Articles & Guides

…Crops for Pots... Top 10 Vegetables to Grow Over Winter If you are asking 'What vegetables can I grow in winter?' then take a look at our top ten winter growing vegetables for our favourites that will keep you out in the garden all year round! View our Top 10 Winter Vegetables... Top 10 Bulbs... Top…

Facebook Question and Answer session 25th July 2014

…back to you during her next Q&A session. View the answers to our previous sessions. * Michael Chalmers * How do I encourage next year's growth on your illumination pink foxgloves. * Sue - T&M Horticultural Expert * Hi Michael. The best way to ensure a great display next year is to keep your plants…