Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Italian Beauty & an Australian Lady

Having said yesterday that I don't grow Regal Pelargoniums, the one pictured here is one I do grow in my greenhouse and I just love the colour.   It is called Roseto and is from the collection of Riccardo Gallucci.   Not a show plant, Roseto likes to grow tall, and has been flowering on and off all summer in the greenhouse.
The other Regal that I  grow is one that I brought back from a visit to Australia and is named Elaine Ward after a past President of the South Australia Pelargonium Society.  I was visiting Elaine a couple of days before I left to return home and as we we leaving she pulled a cutting from a plant growing by her back door and told me it had been named for her.   Miraculously it survived and I gave a cutting to the National Collection of Pelargoniums at Fibrex Nursery.

We had a visit this morning from our younger son, his daughter and son.   My granddaughter will be doing sewing as part of her school art and design project his year and said she did not find it easy to use a sewing machine.  So, we made pink and lilac cushions for her bedroom.   It was good practice for her.

I am expecting The Pelargonium and Geranium Society magazine to be delivered to me next week to be posted out to all our members, so this afternoon I printed off labels for all the envelopes and made a start on labelling the envelopes.

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