This blog reviews the latest products, plants and innovations in gardening. It also provides a link for my many gardening friends who are members of the GardenMessenger and Seedmessenger Yahoo groups and their sub-groups that I moderate.

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I am a semi-retired UK botanical garden curator and former international horticultural consultant, who has worked extensively in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Australia. I spend part of the year in Australia and part in Europe, mainly due to family and work commitments. I earn my living from writing and editing Internet copy, articles and books. I have written over fifty books on gardening and have been translated into twenty-four different languages. I am a former UK Garden Writer of the Year and a previous Quill & Trowel Award Winner from the Garden Writer’s Association of America. I am interested in developing gardening communities on the Internet and I manage the popular GardenMessenger Yahoo group, along with its various sub-groups like PondMessenger and SeedMessenger. I also edit International Water Gardener and its associated regional web-sites.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

An Exciting New Begonia Hybrid

Begonia 'Jolly'

This is an exciting new hybrid between a tuberous Begonia species and a tuberous cultivar. Called 'Jolly', the plant has a round upright habit and grows up to a height of 25cm (10in). The rounded leaves are bright green, dark green or brown, depending upon the colour of the flowers. The flowers are around 3 cm (just over 1in) in diameter and are apricot, scarlet or red. It has a long flowering season and is suitable for pot or container cultivation on terrace or balcony. Photo: Benary

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