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One of the class of three i entered at the Shrewsbury flower show.

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wow...I see you've branched out, Mark! lol...
This is just gorgeous. What is it's var. name? Is it one of your own crosses?

6 Sep, 2012


This is a really beautiful plant, Mark! Do you cultivate your own plants? Somebody wrote about their efforts (successful!) of growing a leaf, possibly Anchorman. I, myself, have never grown them but yours are lovely! :-))

6 Sep, 2012


Heating costs is the main reason. To start the Begonias in time for the show i need to get the heat on in the greenhouse in February. As it is i just kept the frost off them and didn't start them until well into March, but they got neglected a little bit this year. Need to make better plans for next year, then i hope i can show some in the later shows.
The Streptocarpus i had from Dibleys, had some plugs at the start of the season. But i still had a few plants from last year. They seemed to get going and into flower quicker than the Begonias. Don't know a lot about them, yet. Trial and error, i suppose.
This one is Charlotte, and was a plug from Dibleys. I like this one, it seems to have bigger flowers that some of the Streptocarpus, and a nice colour, i think :-)
Not tried taking any cuttings, not yet anyway.

7 Sep, 2012

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