Begonia corms are dispatched from mid February until late March. These are started into growth (not dormant). Corms should therefore be potted as soon as you receive them according to the cultural information you will receive with your corms.
Keep at a temperature of around 16°C. Keep compost moist, pot on as necessary, preferably with a soil based compost, e.g. John Innes No. 2. Removal of the first flower buds when the plant is small will mean larger flowers later on.
Tropical Hibiscus are native to China but are widely grown throughout the tropics & sub-tropics where they can reach up to 2m. They are tender in Britain and grown as
house/conservatory plants where they can be kept in check with pruning and if grown in good, natural daylight have large, showy flowers through summer & autumn.
Our range of Conservatory plants give a cross section of colour and scents for year round interest. Most tender shrubs and climbers can be grown in containers of varying sizes and types outside for the summer months and then transferred back into the conservatory for the winter.
In some cases however, tender plants are kept in the conservatory and wall trained or grown to provide a canopy to shade other plants and to create an environment that is comfortable to live with.
These easy to grow perennials come in an assortment of colours and are suitable for both dry shade or full sun. Exceptionally hardy, they are ideal cottage garden plants
for mixed borders and can make great companions for ferns in shady spots, giving colour where it is much needed.
These are dispatched from February until late March, when the tubers are dormant.
Shipping (UK ONLY)
The tubers are dispatched by Royal Mail and shipping charge includes box, packing insurance and first class letter post. However, we will be starting the tubers just into growth before dispatch to ensure the tuber is good condition when you receive it.
As above but EU orders are sent by small packet Airmail Airsure rate. The tubers are thoroughly checked and carefully packed before dispatch. However, we are unable to insure against delay, loss or damaged parcels or their contents so we cannot be held for the postal services of the countries outside the UK, therefore all orders are dispatched at your risk and not ours.
ALL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS (OUTSIDE EU)
All costs on application.
Shipping Costs to EU Destinations
When you receive your corm it will already be growing as we start them off for you. We recommend that this is potted on into a 1ltr pot initially and then potted on again as the plant grows.
Plants should be started off in pots or trays covering the corms with a thin layer of good compost. Feed with a high potash (tomato) feed once every 10-14 days.
Keep compost moist. During hot weather, Begonias will need more water, possibly daily, but do not over feed as this can cause flower colour to bleed.
Removal of the first flower buds when the plant is small will mean larger flowers later on.