Begonia aftercare

This question was asked by
Graham S

The wonderful show of Begonias is still continuing.I would like to plant the Autumn bulbs in many of the pots and baskets so can I cut the begonias down to 1” above the corm and remove the corm to be washed and dried ready for storage until next year.Thanks for the top quality corms great results. Look forward to your advise.

Hi Graham

That’s fantastic – so pleased to hear how happy you are with your begonias from us.

Once all the stems on your begonias have died off naturally, you can cut them back, dig out the tubers, clean and dry them before storing them away in sand in a dry, frost-free area like a garage or shed.
Replant the next February.

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Begonias for pots

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When to buy Begonias

This question was asked by
Marlaine C

Can I please order some mixed Begonias 15 for £15.

Hi Marlaine

Yes of course you can – Our Begonias are available to pre-order now online for delivery in the spring. Begonias are great for adding to your pots for on your patio.

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Begonia Double Mixed (Pack of 15 Corms) (SKU177061)

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Mixed Double Begonias

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Begonias

This question was asked by
Jasmine J

Hi,

Hope this email finds you well.
I bought a pack of 15 begonias from you that I planted immediately on receipt in May.
They now have wonderful large foliage but only 1 blossom in the whole lot.
Can you please let me know how to encourage more blooms?

Many thanks,
Jasmine

Hi Jasmine

You could try to give them a diluted tomato feed to help. They will keep producing flower heads, deadhead faded flower heads regularly, this will encourage new growth for longer.

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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.

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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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