Overwintering Begonias

This question was asked by
Dave –

What do I do with my begonias now flowering is over?

Hi Dave

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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Overwintering Cannas

This question was asked by
Anne B – 

I have cut the foliage off my potted cannas and they are now in my insulated green house. Do they need watering throughout the winter or should they be kept dry

Hi Anne

Cannas need lifting and drying off over winter. Cut back foliage and carefully lift the rhizomes out of the soil.
Allow the rhizomes to dry off naturally and then clean away any soil.
Make sure the tubers are completely dry before storing them into open trays or boxes.
Store in a dark place that is frost free.
Replant them in the spring and water regularly.

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Cardiocrinum giganteum

This question was asked by
Brian S

Can you supply three Cardiocrinum giganteum next spring or seeds?

Hi Brian

We have the Cardiocrinum Giganteum available for dispatch next Spring. The Cardiocrinum comes as a potted bulb in a liner. Please see our website for further information.

Cardiocrinum Giganteum (SKU17816)

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