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Blackmore & Langdon Begonia bulbs The Worst

Posted by spacehunter Washington (My Page) on
Mon, May 11, 09 at 17:47

I purchased 10 bulbs from early this spring directly from Blackmore & Langdon in England They were expensive to buy and ship 1-Jean Blair, 2 Partly Dress and several Super Select white and yellow edged.
They are all in a sun room in seperate pots with heat matt along with 60 bulbs from Anotelli's in California and Willow Creek Gardens. In short, the BLackmore bulbs were the smallest, odd shaped bulbs and half never sprouted. Almost all the other bulbs from other gardens did fine Most of the bulbs from the other sources are 2 to 3 times the size.
Blackmore & Langdons are the worst bulbs I have ever purchased. Have others had this problem. The 4 that did make it are small and not good.

Also, looking for some 2 color pastel begonias

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RE: Blackmore & Langdon Begonia bulbs The Worst

sorry , over three months at the top. time for a bump

RE: Blackmore & Langdon Begonia bulbs The Worst

I grow lots of unamed scented begonias from seed . Would sell plants in canada. Breeding begonias for years . These scented tuberous ones from Blackmorelangdon are overpriced.Mine are all colors including bright oranges and reds.

RE: Blackmore & Langdon Begonia bulbs The Worst

I used to buy fromAntonelli now I buy from Blackmore and Langdon.I buybonly named varieties.Theyare exceptional.

RE: Blackmore & Langdon Begonia bulbs The Worst

Yeah? Lets see a picture or two. I am willing to see the differance!

RE: Blackmore & Langdon Begonia bulbs The Worst

This year, 2013, I purchased 11 tubers from Blackmore and Langdon. The packaging was superb, and all 11 have started into growth. Each tuber is showing at least 3 new shoots. This is in April 24 in Upstate NY on Lake Ontario.
I made my purchase based on a recommendation and I can think of no reason not to strongly recommend Blackmore and Langdon to any potential buyer. I am totally pleased with all aspects of their service.

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