Day 67: Begonia luxurians

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year


Those who have a thing for plants will tell you, there are worse habits to have – it’s far easier on the pocket, for example, than a passion for vintage Porsches or posh handbags. But I wonder at the truth of this, as I click through the Dibleys online catalogue; you come for one plant – hey, it’s only six quid – and check out with...well, let’s just say, many more. I have come for Begonia luxurians, for which I’ve had a hankering for ages – an itch rendered the more irritating by the view of this specimen in one of the glasshouses at Great Dixter. Oh well, at least it will be travelling here with in the company of friends.

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