Sunday, 13 April 2014

Day 103 of 365 days in the community garden

Begonias flower prolifically in a sunny position, but do well in dappled shade (and survive shady positions too but flower less). Keep them consistently watered through summer, and trim lanky shoots to encourage bushiness. Try to space your plants out well to allow for good air circulation because these lovely plants are quite prone to fungal diseases which thrive in still air.

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.” William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's Dream

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