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Begonia

Genus: Begonia.

Species: Begonia.

Double tuberous Begonias-B. x tuberhybrida.
Foliage Begonias- eg. B. rex, and others!
Begoniaceae!!
Exhibition standard Begonia tubers are available from Blackmore & Langdon Begonia specialists and can cost up to £30.00 last time i looked for new varieties there. Some of the foilage Begonias can be obtained from Dibleys nurseries. (Both have web sites). The National Begonia Society and The Scottish Begonia Society send out booklets with helpful information in them from other growers. (these also have web sites).

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Reminders for this plant

Due almost 13 years ago:

Average varieties

Average varieties to be dipped in diluted Jeys fluid, let soak a bit.
Place on top of compost and spray with a little water

Planting

All average tubers to be planted by today.
Quick varieties to be planted after others are in.

Temps

Keep checking propagator temps, should be 65 - 70 degrees F.
Greenhouse to be kept at min. temp of 55 degrees F. now for all plants not in propagators, foilage Begonias in greenhouse this year!

Latest shows

Plant slow varieties for last shows of the year.

Last plantings

All remaining plants for final shows to be planted

Due over 12 years ago:

Buds off

All buds off the slow varieties - Shrewsbury Show

Buds off

Buds off average plants - Shrewsbury show

Buds off

Buds off slow varieties for Pontesbury show.
Buds off average varieties for Minsterley show.

Buds off

Buds off Pontesbury plants

Measure buds

Start measuring to be completed by 7th

Measure

Shrewsbury
size, bear in mind weather and the actual date any individual plant is measured!
Guide: Slow 2inch, very slow 2 1/4 inch
Average: 1 1/4 to 1 1/2, poss 1 3/4 (2 inch off)
Quick varieties 1 inch remember Masquerade quick but not as quick as some - 35 days in book as opposed to 30 days.

Measure

Measure Minsterley

Measure

Measure Pontesbury

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Would be measure Hanwood & Cruckton show, probably not on, so if replacement show found, measure for that!

Measure

Measure for the Roden show