Posted: 05/03/2013 at 10:55
Years ago a friend took me to an RHS show in Westminster; we walked through the wrong door and saw an exhibition/competition for flowers. 'Oh', I said in ringing tones, 'It's just a show of paper flowers!' At this point my friend clapped a hand over my mouth and dragged me out of the hall; it was an exhibition by very serious Begonia growers. I have to admit I don't much like them, the pom-pom ones look fake to me, but the ones I have seen growing all year round in Barbados look great.