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Geoff Porter
Co Down N. Ireland

     Some pictures of my garden Begonias. All have been grown outside and exposed to the elements, though after a very warm sunny June, the dull damp July seems to have suited the Begonias well.


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(A)  Pendula Roy Mackay, an attractive pink and white picotee with large flowers that has really excelled itself this year.
(B)  Pink Cascade another that seems to bloom non stop but doesn't hang over the basket as well as that other attractive pink Lou-Ann.

(C)  My own pink picotee seedling that I have grown for a number of years now, it is very vigorous and always puts on a good show.
(D)  Another shot of Roy Mackay, tuber very kindly given to me by Dave Staines

(E)  Million Kisses Amour, a new one I am trying this year seen here in a mixed widow box. It has dark foliage with bright red flowers and so far seems quite promising.

(F)  A pot of Million Kisses Devotion, this bright red just blooms non stop and it has been in constant bloom since June.

(G)  The ever popular Le Flamboyant, this variety never ceases to impress and it is so versatile, you can put it in a window box, basket or tub or use it for mixed planting.

(H)  A bed of Non Stop Mocca Pink a really eye catching variety with neon pink blooms against dark foliage. This variety which I bought as small plugs from Gardening Direct has really felt at home in the wet July we experienced. One that I definitely want to try again.

   Not pictured but also grown are Fire Dance, Isabella and Scarlet Pimpernel which are in the green house at present.

Geoff Porter  August 2010

OTHER PAGES BY GEOFF
PENDULA  SEEDLINGS          GARDEN BEGONIAS & THE CITY OF BELFAST FLOWER SHOW 2007
GREENHOUSE BEGONIAS & THE  2008 IRISH BEGONIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

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