Q: I listen to you regularly on BBC Essex but couldn’t phone you on Monday with my query. Can you tell me how to take cuttings from my basket begonias i.e apricot shades. I have looked at different websites but they all seem to be about the indoor potted begonias. Would the method be the same?
A: I’m sorry to tell you that you cannot take cuttings from basket Begonias. They are generally from seed unless yours is not a fibrous Begonia and one that has produced a tuber. If this is the case the tuber can be kept year on year.