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06/04/2013 at 15:52

I bought 4 begonia tubers a month ago, 2 have produced healthy shoots, 2 are doing nothing is there anything I can do?

06/04/2013 at 15:54

Just wait. In one tray I have 2 with leaves and a couple only just barely showing the buds and one doing nothing. It's a game of wait and see I'm afraid

06/04/2013 at 15:58

Thanks Rosa, thought that I may have been sold some duff ones.

06/04/2013 at 16:06

You can never tell, same as it's hard to tell if they have over-wintered successfully.

06/04/2013 at 16:20

But how do I plan my hanging baskets if I do not know? when do I abandon these and buy some new ones?

06/04/2013 at 16:34

Give it another week or so, still plenty of time then to get some - am same with my baskets.

Everything is late this year any way, oh just seen you are in Cornwall, so milder. Think you can still wait, make sure the compost is not too dry.

I'll keep my fingers crossed foryou

06/04/2013 at 17:17
Have you got hem somewhere warm but not direct sun Chris - that might help
Pam L L x
06/04/2013 at 20:23

Lilylouise I have them on a windowsill is that too sunny?

Rosa I was worried about rotting them.

06/04/2013 at 22:06

I never seem to have much luck with tubers- I don't really know why

06/04/2013 at 22:55
A south facing window probably wouldn't be so good Chris but other windowsills should be fine
Pam LL x
07/04/2013 at 13:40

Another one has shown a bud today. #Still 3 waitng for though

07/04/2013 at 18:06

Rosa good news.

Lilyloiuse it is west facing so they should be ok?

Bev this is a first time for me, I normally grow Bizzy Lizzies but not sure if there will be any this year, so a friend recommended begonias.

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