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Any benefits to planting these now?

hi, I’m looking for some advice as a very novice gardener. I have found these packs at home which say plant from April onwards. Obviously should have planted in spring but if I plant them now would they have a chance of flowering this year? 

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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,121
    It depends on the state of them.
    If they are still firm and not shrivelled or wizened you might be in with a chance, at least of them surviving to flower next year.
    If they have sprouted and the sprouts/roots have died then I would say forget it.
    If they do look ok, then give them a soak for an hour or so to rehydrate and then pot up.
    They will need tlc thereafter.
  • E34E34 Posts: 13
    Thank you both, they have sprouted a little but still look intact and not too shrivelled so will soak and plant, and see what happens!
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,594
    I have a similar question about foxgloves. Mine got so slugged they barely made it through. I now have little plants that won't flower as they are too small. Is there a chance that if I keep them, they will flower next year instead?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,564
    Fire, They will flower next year, keep potting them on, they’ll stand a better chance if you get them big first, plant out next March. They won’t need to be kept inside for the winter. 
    You can put just 2/3 slug pellets in the pot, that won’t harm anything, except 🐌 and slugs.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,594
    Great. Thanks.
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,564
    Yeah, am pretty sure they will flower but the rosette and flower stalk smaller than normal.
    Assume you mean the Begonia and dahlia, it will, if nothing else, build up the tuber and corms for next years growing. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • E34E34 Posts: 13
    Thanks for all the advice
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