Pictures by Chris and Sandra Davies
It is always difficult to stage a display of begonias so late in the
Each year The South Wales Area Begonia Society are invited by the National
Botanic Gardens of Wales Llanarthne, near Carmarthen [ Gerddi Botanig
Caerfyrddyn ], along with the South Wales Chrysanthemum Society early
Show to stage a display of Begonias, at the end of September over two
My cut blooms were long gone, however. Chris and Sandra Davies,
Danny Davies and Norman Preddy, collectively, staged a fantastic display
which was over thirty foot long.
Dorothy and I were looking after our Grandson, Taran Rhys Williams
that weekend, therefore for once we took a back seat and left the above
named South Wales Area Members to erect a magnificent array of different
begonias for those visitors who visited the beautiful National Botanic
Gardens of Wales.
We arrived later in the afternoon with our Grandson and then
enjoyed the enchanting walks around the gardens with Taran Rhys safely
tucked in his pram enjoying watching the numerous types of butterflies
and bees which were collecting nectar from the late flowering autumn
flowering plants, to top-up their honey larder for the long winter
ahead. The air was aloud with bees buzzing and the butterflies
peacefully perched on flowers displaying the patterns on their wings as
they opened and closed them in the brilliance of the glowing warm
There was a steady stream of visitors who came to view our
As always, they were in
ore of the brilliance of our produce of varieties. Tuberous
Apricot Delight, Whispers,
Golden Hind, Sugar Candy, Melisa, Roy Hartley, Millie, Snow Goose,
Charlotte and Sea Coral.
Amongst the foliage pots were the
red Rex Roi de Rose,
Rocheart, Strawberry Swirl
and Fireworks. Multiflorens included, Le Madelon, Amy Jean Baird, Bon
Bon Sherbert, Bon Bon Cherry. Tuberous types included Le Flamboyant,
Glowing Embers, Helen Harmes and Yellow Hammer. Sempleflorens and
Boliviensis type. Pendula included Armour, Waterfall Orange, Waterfall
Red and Devotion Orange and Red.
A wealth of different varieties which captivated the interest
and which provided the stimulus for hundreds of questions from the
What a wonderful weekend
everyone had at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales Llanarthne.