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Begonia 'Candy Kisses'


Begonia 'Candy Kisses' (Begonia)

I've never grown Begonias before!

There's always a first time...:-)



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that is simply beautiful

6 Jul, 2009

 

I got the corms with a mail order...as a freeby! I have some more different ones which are just in bud!

6 Jul, 2009

 

very nice freeby :-)

6 Jul, 2009

 

They didn't all succeed, Eileen. :-(

6 Jul, 2009

 

The ones that did are lovely.

6 Jul, 2009

 

I have them in terracotta pots, so I can rescue them for next year (I hope!)

6 Jul, 2009

 

Good idea.

6 Jul, 2009

 

I have absolutely no idea how to keep them over the winter! I shall be asking questions on GOY!! HELP!!

6 Jul, 2009

 

I'm no expert but I did manage to keep the tubers in some dry peat put into a deep box. Maybe I was just lucky but I've stored dahlia tubers the same way for many years.

6 Jul, 2009

 

Sounds OK - except that I haven't got any peat - what's the alternative these days, do you know?

6 Jul, 2009

 

I must admit that last year I used dry garden compost and I've seen corms of different plants stored in dry wood shaving and even straw so one of these may be worth a try. I think the main thing is to keep them dry and frost free. Might be worth checking on them every now and again to make sure none have started to rot.

7 Jul, 2009

 

Wood shavings - yes, I have some of those. Good thinking!

7 Jul, 2009

 

That is gorgeous Spritz, I weathered some the other year in the shavings I buy for my Guinea Pigs and they all came through, mind you, there were only 6..............

7 Jul, 2009

 

Thats a beauty,I,m still waiting for mine to flower Spritz,not sure what colours I`ll have because some were also freebies,my originals I leave in their pots through the winter under the staging,allow them to dry out and repot the next year,it seems to work for me......

7 Jul, 2009

 

OK - good thinking!

7 Jul, 2009



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