This commenced on a bright and sunny Friday 13th
May. What a contrasting day to the last visit in early February. Then
it was dank, dreary and wet and not at all inviting except that there
were hints of what was to come. These “before and after” pictures
illustrate what a dramatic change had taken place in a few weeks.
With RHS Chelsea just a couple of weeks away, in ten
days the blooms will begin their journey to the capital. By that time
the blooms will be in their prime and the foliage was already
vibrant. There were some new varieties on show not normally
associated with B&L plus some exciting seedlings that have still to be
named. Some of the blooms had already been on a journey the previous
week to the RHS Malvern Spring Show.
It was good to meet some old begonia friends early on
the Friday morning who took the opportunity of picking up some choice
We wish Nicholas Langdon (RHS Vice President) and his
team every success at Chelsea. Let’s see if they can add to their
seventy plus gold awards gained over one hundred years of continuous
showing at this prestige event.
B&L just missed
out on a Gold but were awarded a Silver Gilt.
Several of the experts were of the opinion it was one of the best
exhibits B&L have staged. Well done.