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By Windy64

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

HI Everybody ;) i jst wondered if anybody could give me some tips/advice on growing 'Begonia's ? ie.. soil conditions etc.... ive been handed 3 bulbs(names unknown), any help would be appreciated loads.



Best to start those off in pots - multi purpose potting compost will be fine. Sit the corms just under the surface of the compost, water, but don't let them be waterlogged, you need drainage for excess to run out. Once they start growing strongly, plant out wherever you want them, or into bigger containers, baskets, whatever. These plants do well in shade as well as sun. They are not frost hardy, so most years, it would be necessary to keep the pots inside or in a greenhouse until mid to end of May. As its hot at the moment, they'll be okay outside, but make sure you bring them in if the weather returns to more normal conditions for the time of year, and bring them in at night anyway till end of May.

21 Apr, 2011


Thankyou Bamboo i'll be able sow my bulbs with confidence now just as soon as ive finished my shift, stay tuned hopefully for some lovely pics....thanx again ;-)

22 Apr, 2011

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