Understanding Begonia new book by Samuel Kennedy




Contents

Page 2             Preface – J. Rhodes, I.R. Williams, and S. Kennedy

Page 3 - 6        Introduction

Page 7, 8         Index

Page 9 - 10        Understanding begonia.     

Page 11            Roots

Page 12 - 14    Stems                        

Page 15            Glossary Terms

Page 16 - 19      Leaf Venation                      

Page 20 - 25      Flowers and Florescence

Page 27           Compost;       Peat base general purpose;       

 Nutrimate;     Lime;       Rockdust

Page 27 - 28     Pests

Page 29           Watering;         Feeding;        Light;          Plant supports

Page 30           Humidity;       Fogging devices;               Plant care

Page 31           Cane—like begonias

Page 32 - 34    Rhizomatous cuttings;           Mallet cuttings

Page 35 - 36    Stem Tip and Basal cuttings

Page 37 - 38    Types of leaf cuttings

Page 39 - 40     Wedge leaf cuttings for rex begonias.

Page 41           Care of leaf cuttings

Page 42 - 46    Begonia sections – Countries of Origin

Page 47 - 48     Growing for Exhibition

 

Index

Page 49                       Tuberous Species      

Page 50 - 52                Multiflora;      Garden Tuberous      

Page 53 - 55                Pendula begonia                                           

Page 56                       Growing Tuberous Doubles for Exhibition  

Page 57 - 61                Pot Plants for Exhibition      

Page 62                       Exhibiting at Flower Shows (Scotland)

Page 63 - 65                Exhibiting at Flower Shows (England and Wales)

Page 66 - 68                Begonia Cuttings

Page 69                       End of Season Care of plants and tubers

Page 70 - 71                Re-starting Tubers monthly calendar          

Page 72                       February         page 73           March

Page 74                       April                page 75           May

Page 76                       June                page 77           July

Page 78                       August – Show Time 

Page 79                       Transportation of Plants and Cut Blooms

Page 80 - 82                Compost: John Innes Institute – an Explanation

Page 83                       Rockdust;        Peat Based General Purpose

Page 84 - 86                Watering;        Pests

Page 87                       Pathogens

Page 88                       Hybridising the female flower

Page 89                       Hybridising the male flower

Page 90                       Infertile female flower

Page 91                       The Ripening seed pod

Page 92                       Collecting of Seed

Page 93                       Growing seed

Page 94                       Your ‘new’ hybrid plant

Page 95                       Exhibition displays

Page 96                       Society Websites

 

 

Credits for tuberous section:

Front cover: -   B. ‘Colin Hamilton’ hybridised by John Hamilton

Additional photographs supplied by John Hamilton, and Ian Donaldson


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