PLANT OF THE WEEK

Gloucestershire Echo - - YOUR GARDEN -

BEGONIA ‘WHITE GI­ANT’

I SAW this plant re­cently in a shady court­yard garden. Its bril­liant white flow­ers il­lu­mi­nated the space more than any ar­ti­fi­cial light could.

It’s a trail­ing va­ri­ety, so ideal for pots and hang­ing bas­kets.

In full flower now, it should keep go­ing un­til frosts.

Then, if grow­ing in the ground, they should be lifted, or brought un­der cover if in pots.

Leave to die back and store dry over win­ter. Pot up the tu­bers in early spring and plant af­ter frost.

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