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'Over Winter Begonias'

Top 10 Summer Bedding Plants

…boxes. Some varieties such as Begonia 'Non-stop Mocca' even have dark leaves to add foliage interest to bedding schemes. Tuberous Begonias can be lifted and stored over winter and get bigger and better each year whereas Begonia semperflorens cultivars such as Begonia 'Lotto Mixed' are treated as…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 1st October 2010

…I can find seem to be begonia boliviensis so should I follow the advice on these or could you please tell me how to over winter them? Answer: Hi Wayne. Begonia inferno are really quite spectacular aren't they? They are fibrous begonias and it is easiest to buy fresh Begonia inferno plants each year.…

What to do in the garden in October

…approaching, protect half-hardy plants with fleece or bring into a frost-free greenhouse. * • Lift Dahlia tubers, Begonia tubers and Gladiolus corms to store dry over the winter months. Remove the dead foliage before storing them. * • Plant daffodil bulbs, tulip bulbs and Allium bulbs for…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 30th September 2011

…Sharon Chaplin Question: Hi. This year I bought 5 geranium tubers and 1 begonia, and would really like to see if I can keep them for next year, as they are both so beautiful. I have been reading articles online about over wintering them, but wondered if anyone on here could it explain the process in…

Top ten Autumn tips to prepare your garden for Winter

…Throughout the quiet winter months make an effort to wash out pots and seed trays in preparation for the spring sowing and planting. Don't forget that you can still sow plenty of vegetables to grow in winter. Click here to take a look at our 'Top 10 vegetables to grow over winter' article. Tidy…

Top 10 Autumn and Winter Flowering Bulbs

…a delicate disposition and prefer to spend winter in a cool, dry shed rather than face the cold outside. 7. Begonia Tuberous Begonias are the most glamorous bulbs for adding a bright colour accent to shady patios. Their beautiful flowers are produced over an incredibly long period, from summer all…

Top 10 Plug Plants

…for more information about our plug plant sizes. 1. Begonia Begonias are slow and tricky to raise from seed and Begonia tubers can be expensive if you have lots of space to fill. Begonia plug plants are an easy and economical way of growing Begonias and will quickly fill your containers and baskets…

Top 10 vegetables to grow over winter

over winter Top 10 Vegetables to Grow Over Winter Don't let your vegetable plot stand empty and neglected over winter. There are plenty of winter vegetables to grow throughout the coldest months. Winter vegetable growing allows you to extend the season and many vegetables that can be grown in winter

Top 10 Winter Bedding Plants

…Q&A * Social Community * Video Library * Gardening Blog * Competitions * Top 10 Winter Bedding Plants Top 10 winter bedding plants Autumn is the perfect time to plant out bedding plants for spring flowering. Winter bedding plants are often referred to as Spring bedding plants or even autumn bedding…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 9th December 2011

…a begonia in a hanging basket, which has flowered its socks off until last week. Can I leave it in the basket or should I remove it and where should I keep it over the winter. Answer: Your begonias will definitely need protection, but it helps to know what type you are growing. Some begonias produce…

What to do in the garden in November

…from blackspot or rust this summer, to reduce the chance of infection next year. * • Continue to lift dahlia tubers, begonias and gladiolus corms to store dry over the winter months. Remove the dead foliage before storing. * • Cut back the yellowing foliage of herbaceous perennials, and…

What to sow and grow in December

…now for sowing, growing and harvesting over the coming months! Flowers to sow and grow In the greenhouse / indoors * • Sow Antirrhinums (Snapdragons) and Laurentia in a cool greenhouse now for early flowering in the summer. * • Try sowing Begonias and Geraniums for a head start to the…

2012 Garden New Year's Resolutions

…gardening chores as the year progresses. " Buy Begonia tubers now. Update:รข At present the brassicas are whitefly free, although I have seen a little grey aphid that needs attention. All my baskets this year have been planted with tuberous begonias and the 'Apricot Shades' are in flower at the…

Facebook questions Nov 12th

…intact and prepare the plant for over-wintering. All Begonias are sensitive to frost - some types can be over-wintered as dry tubers, whilst others remain evergreen in their containers throughout the winter. If your variety of begonia is tuberous then stop watering it now and allow the compost…

How to plant and grow bulbs, corms and tubers

…woken from its winter dormancy. Bulbs can be planted in containers or borders, and look particularly effective when naturalised in grass. There are bulbs, corms and tubers to suit all sites and soils. So if you are wondering how deep to plant daffodil bulbs, how to plant up begonia tubers or when to…

How to grow bedding plants

…summer bedding, and late summer for winter bedding. Summer bedding plants such as petunias, fuchsias and begonias will need potting up and growing on in frost-free conditions before planting out in late May or early June after all risk of frost has passed. Winter bedding plants such as pansies,…

Top 10 Summer Flowering Bulbs

…as their blooms begin to open and then return them backstage as they fade. 3. Begonia Tuberous begonias are the most glamorous bulbs for adding a bright colour accent to shady patios. They produce beautiful flowers over an incredibly long period, from summer all the way through to the first frosts…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 24th June 2011

…their first year whilst they establish. You could try creating a temporary shelter from windbreak netting or fleece to offer some protection over the winter months. Factors such as soil texture can affect a plant’s hardiness so this is worth considering, especially if you have heavy clay soil.…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 27th January 2012

…an occasional high potash feed which will encourage flower bud development too. The other main cause of poor flowering is incorrect pruning. In winter you should cut back the sideshoots to within two or three buds from where they join the main branches. These will form flowering spurs that will…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 28th October 2011

…it over the winter as I only have a mini greenhouse, should I take it in the house? Answer: Hello Lucy. Your aeonium will require a minimum winter temperature of 10C (50F) so you will definitely need to bring it indoors, as your mini greenhouse is unlikely to provide sufficient winter protection.…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 7th February 2014

…our previous Q&A sessions. Name: Tim Davies-Moss Question: When is the best time to plant trailing begonia tubers for baskets if I have no greenhouse? Answer: Hi Tim. The reason that Begonias are generally started off in the greenhouse is that they require good filtered light, and this is best…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 18th May 2012

…perennials which require similar temperatures to the Gazania, Ice Plants etc that you already grow. You can certainly sow your seeds in autumn and over winter them for spring flowers (as you would with your gazanias and iceplants etc.). The butterfly bush can be sown around the same time; however I…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 2nd November 2012

…It's great to hear that you are growing your own perennials. If you have sown some already then make sure that you don't overwater them during the winter months - they won't do a lot of growing while the temperatures and light levels are low. If they get too cold and wet then you run the risk of the…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 15th April 2011

…them. The only real difference between autumn or spring sown plants is that those sown in autumn will flower earlier, but they will require care over winter. Direct sowings in spring will soon catch up with earlier sowings. You will need to harden your sweet peas off before planting them out, but…

Top 10 Gardening Articles & Guides

…for Pots... Top 10 Vegetables to Grow Over Winter If you are asking 'What vegetables can I grow in winter?' then take a look at our top ten winter growing vegetables for our favourites that will keep you out in the garden all year round! View our Top 10 Winter Vegetables... Top 10 Bulbs... Top 10…

Effect of Light on Germination and Seedlings

…Antirrhinum, Stocks, Gerbera, Gloxinia and Gesnaria have all responded with a higher growth rate when given extra light in the winter months. Tuberous begonias when sown in late winter must have supplementary lighting if they are to develop properly. They are sensitive to day length and when this is…

How to improve your garden soil

…clay to the surface so they can be broken down by frost and winter weather. * Apply liberal amounts of organic matter. This could be in the form of well-rotted manure (only use fresh manure in the autumn so it can rot down over winter), compost or recycled green waste from your local council. If the…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 4th April 2014

…Gardenias are shaded from direct sunlight, but outdoors Gardenias are growing in a much cooler environment and need all the warmth they can get. Over winter, a cool greenhouse or conservatory will be appreciated to offer a little protection. It's also worth having a look at the fertiliser you're…

Facebook Question and Answer session 25th July 2014

…but leave the foliage to die back naturally. Protect plants from severe winter weather by providing a dry mulch of bark chips or straw in late autumn. Container grown plants can be moved to a frost free position over winter if you live in a particularly cold area, although I have always got away…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 22nd August 2014

…large pot if you position them around the edge of the pot. Place the pot in a sheltered, shady spot and keep them well watered. They will root over the winter months and by next summer should be ready for potting up into individual pots and growing on. Best of luck with them, Joanne; and good luck…

How To Prune a Clematis

…Plants * Perennial & Biennial Plants * Begonia Plants * Busy Lizzie Plants * Dianthus Plants * Fuchsia Plants * Geranium & Pelargonium Plants * Pansy Plants * Petunia Plants * Sweet Pea Plants * Flower Bulbs * Special Offers * Allium Bulbs * Anemones * Begonia Tubers * Crocus Bulbs * Daffodil Bulbs…

Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for spring

…Ventilate your greenhouse well over the next couple of days so it dries thoroughly. 4. Sow seeds that need a longer season In January and February you can start to sow seeds of plants which require a longer growing season, such as Geraniums (Pelargoniums), Begonias, Antirrhinums, Peppers and…

How To Grow Rhubarb - Growing Rhubarb

…Plants * Perennial & Biennial Plants * Begonia Plants * Busy Lizzie Plants * Dianthus Plants * Fuchsia Plants * Geranium & Pelargonium Plants * Pansy Plants * Petunia Plants * Sweet Pea Plants * Flower Bulbs * Special Offers * Allium Bulbs * Anemones * Begonia Tubers * Crocus Bulbs * Daffodil Bulbs…

Buy Flower Plants & Seeds UK - Order Flowers Online

…Plants * Perennial & Biennial Plants * Begonia Plants * Busy Lizzie Plants * Dianthus Plants * Fuchsia Plants * Geranium & Pelargonium Plants * Pansy Plants * Petunia Plants * Sweet Pea Plants * Flower Bulbs * Special Offers * Allium Bulbs * Anemones * Begonia Tubers * Crocus Bulbs * Daffodil Bulbs…

How to Grow Oca (New Zealand Yams)

…grilled or fried. They also make an excellent addition to winter soups and stews. Our T&M Oca loses its skin colour on boiling and turns a more cream colour and loses any lemon flavour, becoming more 'nutty' in taste. The tubers contain over 70% water but are nutritionally rich with carbohydrate,…

How to grow fuchsias

…to protect the crown during cold winter weather. Further winter protection can be provided by applying a deep mulch of bark chips, leaf mould or straw in late autumn each year. Standard fuchsias will need to be moved to a frost free position during the winter months to protect their vulnerable…