Begonia care

I have  a beautiful trailing begonia full of flower in a manger.
 should I bring that into shelter, cut it back,I will need to remove it from manger for next year. Should I do this now? should I wait for flowers to fade and cut them back,dry them out and store for next year. 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,574
    Has it formed a tuber like a big flat bulb?  I’ve started to bring mine into the greenhouse,  stop watering then wait for the stems to dry off on their own then when the tuber is dry I wrap them in newspaper and store in a cardboard box, frost free, mine go in the bottom of a wardrobe or somewhere similar, cool but not freezing cold. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • It has a tuber, we are having plenty of rain now and risk of  frost, so I should bring it In then, to allow it to dry out. I have    brought a couple in and drying them out as the flowers had faded. I have cardboard boxes and paper ready. I knocked most of the soil off those I brought in and  turned them upside down to dry out. ( I read that somewhere) Thank you
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,574
    That’s right Dorcascents, that’s what I do. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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