Bigging Up Begonias

I’ve been very impressed with these trailing Begonia ‘Illumination’ from Thompson & Morgan. They were tiny plugs retailing at £11.00 for 40 plants. The petunias I generally use in baskets are usually going to seed in early August, but these beautiful Begonias are still flowering their socks off. Incidentally, the blousey female flowers grow larger still if the single petalled male flowers are removed as they begin to flower.



Author: Mike the Gardener

Freelance gardening writer, consultant and designer. Mike Palmer is a passionate and professional plantsman, offering services in garden writing, consultancy and garden design. Mike is also available for garden and plant related talks and presentations. Mike has been a professional horticulturalist for over fifteen years.

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