Begonia corms

This question was asked by
michael Cohn

I bought a wonderful selection from you last year, took them up in the autumn, dried them in a dry dark place and I now see that they are producing pale pink shoots.
I have 2 questions:
1. Should I now put them into compost and keep them in the garage for the moment, and when can they be planted in the ground or what?
2. I bought a mixture of climbing and ordinary ones but unfortunately I did not mark which is which – is there any way to distinguish now?
Thanks in advance

  1. Yes you can plant up your begonias now just keep them frost free before moving them outside.
  2. Unfortunately, there is no way to distinguish between the corms now I’m afraid. All the Begonia corms will look very alike.

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When is the best time to purchase begonias?

This question was asked by
Bob L

I purchased begonias from you last year, what a marvellous crop they gave me, they were the talk of the street, this year I don’t want to be slow in getting them !!

Hi Bob

I’m so pleased to hear how good your Begonias were.

If you pre-order them now, they will be dispatched to you in March.

Begonias

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Begonia corms

This question was asked by
Dori H

Hi! If I order some Begonia corms now, will they be all right until I plant them in February? How should I store them? Or do you take the order but not deliver until nearer the time?
Thank you!

Hi Dori

If you place your order now for Begonia corms, they will be dispatched in February ready for planting.

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Begonia

This question was asked by
Geoff Cross

How to prepare Begonias for storage over winter. Do you remove all the stems so the that the corm is concave?

Once the Begonia flowering season has finished, the stems and foliage will turn yellow and die back naturally.
Reduce watering to prevent rotting.
Once all the stems have fallen off naturally, dig out the tubers, clean and dry them before storing them away in peat or sand in a dry, frost-free area like a garage or shed.
Replant the following February.

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Begonia Pendula Orange (Pack of 5)

This question was asked by
Jean Fairlie

How many tubers/corms do I plant per hanging basket?

I would advise planting 3 begonia bulbs to an average sized hanging basket.

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Planting begonias

This question was asked by
Linda Davey

I have just received some begonia tubers from you. Can you advise me what you recommend to plant these in pots

Hi Linda
Double Begonia Tubers are ideal for containers, pots or tubs.
Begonias like a well-drained but moist compost in a sunny position. We advise planting 3 x tubers into an average hanging basket or pot.
Position the Begonia tubers just below the compost surface with the ‘hole’ of the tuber facing up approx 2.5cm deep.
Space your tubers about 2cm apart.
Feed and water Begonia plants frequently throughout the growing season. Take care not to over water.
Deadhead faded flower heads regularly, this will encourage new growth for longer.

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Your nursery

This question was asked by
Pat barker

Hi everyone at harts . You have my life a pleasure while I’ve been on lockdown . Your lilies , begonias and service have been superb . Yours With great thanks
Pat Barker x

Oh how lovely! Thank you so much for taking the time to email us. Take care and enjoy your lilies and begonias.

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