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Big, blousy and beautiful, either you love begonias or hate them. I'll admit to being torn between the two, loving them in private but being a little embarrassed to admit my affections in public. Perhaps they appeal to my feminine side, but let
Wales. I've enjoyed their stunning displays of streptocarpus, begonias and indoor plants at the Chelsea Flower Show, Gardeners' World Live and other events for many years, and am always tempted to try something new.
'. A pack of two plump, healthy lily bulbs — it's important to check if they're firm and healthy — cost £1.99. I reasoned that three packs wouldn't break the bank, and would be sufficient for me to create the lily feature I was dreaming of.Each lily
' as a general catch-all term for those plants that can be grown from dormant bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes. Among my regular favourites are begonias, dahlias, canna lilies and eucomis, the pineapple flower. Then there's galtonia, the summer hyacinth
crops are loving it.Despite opening-up every vent in the greenhouse early, jamming the double doors wide open and damping down the floor with a hose, the temperature inside had already 31°C by 10am.At this time of year we need to be particularly