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'How To Overwinter Begonias'

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

…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 them? Answer: Hi Wayne. Begonia inferno are really quite spectacular aren't they? They are fibrous begonias and it is easiest to buy fresh Begonia inferno plants each…

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

…horticultural questions answered. Click here to view details of our previous Q&A sessions. Name: Tim Davies-Moss Question: When is the best time to plant trailing begonia tubers for baskets if I have no greenhouse? Answer: Hi Tim. The reason that Begonias are generally started off in the…

How to grow fuchsias

…of flowers and frequent deadheading will also prolong the flowering period. How to care for fuchsia plants in winter Half hardy fuchsias tend to be grown as annuals in many UK gardens, but can be easily overwintered in a dry, frost free greenhouse during the coldest months. Many of the most popular…

Top 10 Greenhouses

…both shelving and staging you will be amazed at how much you can grow, and with the added bonus of roof vents you can regulate temperature to suit your plants, making this lean to more like a fully functioning greenhouse. Accessories available to increase your growing environment. 6. 6x10 Growhouse…

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

…carrot, 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…

How to Stop Blight

…occur to the foliage and damage to the fruits is identifiable as they turn brown, and then shrivel and decay. How does late blight spread? The fungal spores of late blight overwinter in old potato tubers that remain in the ground or on the compost heap. These tubers may grow the following year to

How to Grow Peas

…the soil. The nitrogen is then free to be taken up by next year's crop in a normal rotation system - try growing brassicas in this spot next year! Return to * Vegetable - 'How To' Gardening Guides * All 'How To' Gardening Guides Other Quick Links * What To Do In The Garden This Month * Gardening…

How to Grow Carrots

…similar. * Practise crop rotation. Carrot fly can over-winter as pupae in the soil, re-emerging to infect your young crop in the spring. 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 Beginners…

How To Grow Sweet Peas

…returning year after year but with less fragrance than their annual cousins. How to sow sweet pea seeds Growing sweet peas couldn't be easier. You can sow them into small pots of compost in autumn and overwinter the young plants in a cold frame or cool greenhouse. Or, you can wait until spring…

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 October

…a look at our 'How to plant up hanging baskets, flower pouches and containers' article. * • Autumn is the ideal time to plant Clematis plants. * • There is still time to direct sow hardy annuals. See 'what to sow and grow in October'. * • This month is an ideal time to move trees and…

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…

What to do in the garden in March

…back to their bases. * • Cut out the top rosette of leaves from Mahonia shrubs after they have flowered to encourage branching. * • Finish cutting back any dead foliage left on your perennials and ornamental grasses to make way for new growth. * • Prune overwintered fuchsias back to

Fungal Disease | Pests & Diseases

…Gardening for Beginners * Glossary of Gardening Terms * 'How to' Gardening Guides * News * Video Library Fungal Disease - Diseases Commonly asked question(s): - What is the white powder on my potato leaves? - Why are the stems of my begonias rotting? - Why do my Japanese Maple bush leaves have tiny…

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…

Gardening Questions & Answers

…* Brown patches on conifer. * How to grow Pumpkins. Q&A from 25/07/2014 * Encouraging growth on Foxglove 'Illumination'. * How to kill bindweed. * Why won't saved tomato seed be 'true' to it's parents? * Why does Holly tree drop it's leaves? * Overwintering Agapanthus plants. Q&A from 13/06/2014…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 8th August 2014

…will get back to you during her next Q&A session. View the answers to our previous sessions. * Jane Wade Was Jones * I want to 'refurbish' a border in my garden, about 4 ms long by 1m wide, it has a path on one side and lawn on the other. I have a wish list of plants but wonder how to go about the…

Butterfly

to the garden - just select 'wildlife gardening' in our online plant finder to see. You'll also find our helpful articles and advice on how to attract butterflies and other wildlife to your garden, plus information about the Thompson & Morgan Butterfly Competition - you could win £50 of plants to

Facebook questions April 1st

…instructions provided then you should start to see some growth soon, unfortunately you do have to be patient with begonia tubers! Good luck Matthew. Name: Matthew Eddy Question: How high does aquadulce Claudia and the sutton broad beans grow to please? Also how high do feltham first, kelvedon wonder…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 2nd May 2014

…Killer. You can also tackle the overwintering eggs by applying a winter tree wash on a dry day in winter - they're available in all good garden centres. This dual approach should help to bring the problem back under control. I hope this helps Tracey, let us know how you get on. * Jill Wheeler * I've…

Facebook Question and Answer session 25th July 2014

…that are in containers to a position with a minimum temperature of 0°C (32°F), and water sparingly during the winter months. Border-grown plants can be lifted in autumn and potted up for over-wintering. Better safe than sorry! I hope that helps. * Leeanne Ghent * How do you get rid of the horrible…

Top 10 Winter Bedding Plants

…a bit different! It's easy to order your bedding plants online. Choose from our large range of bedding plant plugs for sale. Take a look at our Top 10 favourites below for lots of winter bedding plant ideas. For more information read this helpful article on how to grow bedding plants. 1. Pansies…