Some very helpful people have confirmed that my recent purchase is indeed a begonia. Hurrah! I like to know these things. Now that I know what she is (she is clearly a she, not a he), she needs a name. For a long time I had a busy lizzy called Audrey. She was my university plant and once, famously, went home with a friend for the vacation. He drove her all the way from Durham to Edinburgh seatbelted into the front seat. Sadly, Audrey passed away shortly after I graduated when I left her at home and forgot to remind my mother to water her.
So anyway, Ms. Begonia needs a new name. If you have any suggestions, add a comment below. On Sunday, I'll put the entries into a hat and the winner will receive a set of Scrubbitty cloths in the colours of their choice absolutely free. You see, it's a year since my first ever set of cloths sold on Folksy. They've come a long way since then! There's also 10% off everything in Scrubbitty until Midnight on Sunday, and you know, those face scrubbies would make a lovely mothers' day pampering gift for your Mum!