They're looking really nice now, I'm very pleased with them.
Can I get advice on looking after them now plz? Obviously I'm watering them regularly, especially in this very hot spell. Is it just a case of clearing away the spent flowers now, as and when they fall off? I assume new flowers will keep appearing now?
They are looking very pretty. don't forget to feed them a high potash feed....they will love it and flower for months
Thank you. I have some Tomorite so I assume that will suffice?
Edit: Just Googled and found this about trailing Begonias so yes I'll use the Tomorite food each fortnight.
Feed throughout the growing season with either a slow release fertiliser such as Osmocote® or with a liquid feed such as Miracle-Gro® plant food or Tomorite®. Liquid fertilisers are taken up by plants faster but also washed away quicker. Both are ideal for plants in containers. Always follow the directions on the packet.
Well just to complete this thread, the full cycle as it were.
The bitter cold of the last few nights took a heavy toll on the basket begonias, they wilted and shrivelled badly, and looked very poor. So I've now taken the basket down, removed them and cut back all the stems to the corms, a neighbour showed me how to do it. They're now left to dry out for a few days. I understand that I then need to wrap them in newspaper and store away until next year.
Many thanks to all who pointed me in the right direction with this, they were absolutely spectacular and made a gorgeous display. Thanks again.
Glad they performed well for you, I'm sure they will give you more pleasure next year; don't forget to keep those little newspaper packages in a frost free environment over winter. Look forward to seeing them again next year
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