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Well after being disappointed with my 40 mail order garden ready Begonia plants(with a delay of 2 weeks in may and arriving in june) and THEN having to “pot on” because they were too tiny to go straight into the garden, at last I have something to look at. Don’t suppose they will trail much before the first frost though. I did get half my money back and recently received a £5 voucher off my next order and apologies for any problems l may have had,but I don’t think I will be needing THAT.

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They're very pretty :o) Pity you had that trouble with ordering them. I hope you can keep them over winter, and get a good display next year ...

6 Sep, 2013


Keep them over winter Hywel? don't know how to go about doing that, and I don't have a greenhouse.

6 Sep, 2013


Pretty colour. I've never had much success with keeping them over winter. I find it best to buy decent corms each year.

6 Sep, 2013


I keep mine in the shed. They always last a few years :o)

6 Sep, 2013


Oh dear Poppylinda, you didn't order them from a company with the initials T&M by any chance?
Hywel is quite right, you can keep them from year to year, you don't need a greenhouse, just somewhere frost free. I put mine into poly bags with sawdust and kept under the potting bench in the garage.
Yours do look beautiful, it would be a shame not to enjoy them again next year.

6 Sep, 2013


No Waddy they were from The Canny Gardener never used them before, the book came through the door thought I would give them a try.I just love the colour I have had them before from another mail order catalogue,I don't seem able to get that colour from anywhere else...... only potted up individually and that works out expensive.

7 Sep, 2013

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