Begonia plugs can be planted straight into flower pouches but are best potted on first and grown on in bright, frost-free conditions if they are to be displayed in baskets, window boxes, pots and beds. Begonia plants can be transplanted into their final containers once they have increased in size. When all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise begonia plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days, before placing them in their final positions. Choose a sunny or semi shaded position that is protected from strong winds.
Feed and water plants frequently throughout the growing season taking care not to over-water, as this will cause new begona flower buds to drop. Deadhead the single female begonia flowers to encourage more of the large double male flowers to be produced and to extend the flowering period.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.
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begonia 48 plug plants
By linda atkinson 12-04-2014
post man left outside and not though letter box but Thompson and morgan replaced the order all the plants are doing well thanks for the great back up the sort of thing you expect from a great company
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By Suzanne Rush 23-03-2014
I'm not a great gardener, and these were my first begonias, so was not expecting much of them. First, a late frost kicked in, and I did nothing to help the poor things: I assumed they were all but dead and ignored them as write offs. However, only three shrivelled away entirely, and when I poked at the others, I saw the leaves had stayed, still yellowing, but now had a terrible ant infestation. Evicted the ants, removed the first three and one more that looked chewed to mush. And then a massive heatwave hit while I was away. But, few weeks after all this, I had five of the nine in full bloom, and they were an absolute delight: very bushy and bright, with lush green leaves and no sign of being any the worse for the mistreatment. I've ordered more for this year, and hopefully with a bit more care I'll have an even prouder display, but I am still amazed at exactly how hardy these are, given how fussy everyone more competent than I told me begonias are.
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