Seeing that the weather has not been in our favour at the moment, I decided to do some more greenhouse jobs.A wonderful plant that was one of the late Christopher Lloyds favourites,he describes it as"a glorious Brazilian palm-leaf begonia,loves humidity and shade.The fingered deep green leafs and huge clusters of creamy flowers curl up in sun and drying wind.When comfortably settled under glass you can practically see this jungle giant grow" Mine is in a shaded part of the garden,we are very free draining so it is in a bed that gets mulched and does get watered when it is really,really hot.
Now I didn't take these cuttings until the end of September as I was going to be brave and leave the parent plant in the garden.It is in corner which is well protected so I took the cuttings as a back up.I must admit I chickened out by the middle of November and lifted the parent plant to the greenhouse.So now I have
2 lovely cuttings
|and a lovely big plant!|
It is a really lovely architectural plant and to look at it you really would not think it was a begonia,but now what am I to do with 3 jungle giants?!!!!
An update on how the garden and chickens are doing
as you can see they are making themselves very comfortable in the garden,but could anyone tell me how to teach them how to dig up couch grass and not my bulbs?!!!!