Begonias are a plant with a thousand different personalities! Truly a must have in any garden display. These versatile flowers can be planted in flower beds & borders but also look great potted around the patio. Their heritage lies deep within the rainforest which means they don’t worry about shaded areas.
The Begonia Solenia is extremely versatile and is happy almost anywhere. This mildew resistant begonia, performs beautifully as bedding, as well as in mixed containers, window boxes, borders, OR even on the kitchen worktop or windowsill!
These enthusiastic plants reliably produce a blanket of brightly coloured blooms and their unique branching habit means they won't topple or snap, it also prevents them from becoming top heavy and breaking.
Our Solenia begonias are more wind resistant than other begonia varieties, as well as much more drought-resistant too. They are the plant you can plant anywhere; in the shade, in the sun, indoors, outdoors. the possibilities are endless! They will also make a stunning gift for a birthday, house warming or celebration.
The 'Solenia' is the ultimate plant for fuss-free summer flowering. The bright and cheerful petals look like a handful of tropical sweets. Unlike most other Begonias, 'Solenia' are 100% comfortable in a sunny border too, they just keep flowing and won't burn and suffer.
If you’re as excited as we are and want them ASAP then the extra value plugs can be planted as early as March. Alternatively, if you’re late to the game the Garden Ready plugs can have your flower beds looking great by May, ready for summer! Height 20cm (8").
On delivery of your plants you need to do this straight away: Carefully unpack your plants and check that the compost is moist. If it’s dry, water carefully using a small watering can and allow to drain. Stand in a light, warm place and then follow the ‘growing on’ instructions. Provided they are kept moist, they can usually be left for up to 3 days. Your plants have been grown under ideal conditions and inspected by one of our experts prior to careful packaging and despatch by post. However, should they have been damaged or delayed during delivery, please contact us immediately.
Remember to ensure all summer bedding plants are protected from spring frosts. Do not plant outdoors before late May/early June.
For the best results, pot these on and keep them in the greenhouse for a few weeks before planting them out. A 7cm pot filled loosely with moist compost is ideal to plant these sturdy young plants into. In each pack of extra value plug plants, you will find a dibber stick. If you intend to plant plug plants through the side of hanging baskets you can use a smaller pot than 7cm and transfer into baskets when well established.
To remove your plugs, gently push up through the base hole of each cell and ease the plant and root plug out of the tray. Place it into the centre of the filled pot, so that the roots of the plug are covered. Firm the compost gently around the base of the plug whilst ensuring the stem and leaves remain above the top layer.
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Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.
All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.
If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.
Dobies wants to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.
Non Standard Deliveries
Northern Ireland, Channel islands, Isle of Man & Isles of Scilly & areas of Scotland with postcodes starting AB30 plus, HS, IV1 to IV40 plus, KA27, KA28, KW1 to KW16, PA20 to PA38, PA41 to PA80, PH10-PH40, PH42 to PH50 and ZE: For orders weighing less than 2KG standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the large order is 2k to 10kg the carriage charge is £9.99. Where the weight of the order is over 10kg the carriage charge is £14.99.
Republic of Ireland: For orders weighing less than 2kg standard carriage charge applies. Where the weight of the order is 2kg and above the carriage charge is £14.99.
Other EU countries: We can only deliver packet flower and vegetable seed to other EU countries. The carriage is £4.99 per order.
Very Large items
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