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20/01/2014 at 10:14


is it ok to store done bulbs and tubers (begonias, daffs etc etc) in a dark (no light at all) garage? i do not have a greenhouse sadly and it would be nice to use them year on year rather than buy them annually each year and chuck the bulbs on the compost when done.

20/01/2014 at 10:18

I leave daffs in the ground.

If something is dormant it shouldn't need light, sounds like a good place 

20/01/2014 at 10:22

hi nutcutlet. well i have a mix - i have a load of daffs, anemones, iris and a couple of other varieties both in the ground but predominantly in pots. i was also thinking of getting some begonias, and rather than chuck the bulbs in autumn on the compost it would be nice to keep them for the year after. would that work?

20/01/2014 at 10:26

I don't do begonias but I think they would need frost free storage. The hardy bulbs would be fine through the summer once they're dormant.

20/01/2014 at 11:47
nut, can I ask why you don't do Begonias? I was thinking of getting some, never had them before and not sure whether to or not. Thanks T
20/01/2014 at 11:53

I have a large natural style garden Tracey. Lots of hardy trees,shrubs, perennials, native plants. Aimed at supporting all the resident wildlife.

I don't grow tender, double or fancy hybrid.




20/01/2014 at 11:55
I see, I thought maybe it was becuase they were difficult or something. I bet your garden is lovely. I have no idea what that last sentence means (being a newbie!!).
20/01/2014 at 12:00

Tender plants die in the winter

Double flowers aren't any use to insects and don't make seeds.

Fancy hybrids the same and don't fit in visually.

20/01/2014 at 12:02

PS Tracey

My garden has been lovely in years past but due to neglect is a right shambles now. I hope to get it back this year

20/01/2014 at 12:22
Thanks Nut, I googled fancy hybrid and it came up with a load of cars, could have been worse I suppose!!!
20/01/2014 at 13:03

Djjjuk you can store all summer bulbs,tubers,rhizomes, I store Callas,Cannas,Dahlias,Gladiolus,Begonias.I also store Geraniums,close to 50.These are all stored in my furnace room in cardboard boxes in paper and plastic bags.


23/01/2016 at 10:59

When should I buy begonia bulbs

23/01/2016 at 12:12
As soon as they come into the shops for the biggest choice. But keep them frost-free but cool until a bit later
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