Garden Guru: Magical Magnolias
There is something special about magnolias, as if they belong to a species apart, regal, pure and dignified. The only thing that spoils their image is the rather nasty generic paint colour which bears its name – but I can generously put that to one side.
I always thought ...
Garden Guru: Big on Begonias
Monty Don hates them – really hates them.
He has described them as ‘repulsively ugly’ and, way back in 2000, he started a prolonged attack in The Observer with this comment:
“If begonias were a song, they would be the kind of maudlin croon performed by a ‘ ...