| Rushmoor Rhapsody|
This beautiful stellar pelargonium is still in flower in my greenhouse. Rhushmoor Rhapsody has semi double salmon pink flowers with a slightly darker centre, which is most attractive. The leaves have a dark zone in mid green leaves, and is a fairly compact dwarf plant.
Rushmoor Rhapsody was hybridised by Steve Pollard, another of our new hybridisers, and introduced by Gosbrook Pelargoniums in 2008. http://www.gosbrookpelargoniums.com/ Steve has introduced several new plants over the past few years and I will feature them in future blogs. Many of his introductions have the pre-fix Rushmoor, all of them are strong growers and worthy of adding to any collection.
I've been taking more cuttings today, despite saying I wouldn't due to our holiday in France later this month. The propagator was empty, and I just could not help myself.
I have a question - When is a gooseberry bush not a gooseberry bush? When it is a gooseberry bush purchased from the £1 store! I bought two of them earlier this year, one red and one white; I did not want anything special, just a couple of gooseberry bushes to pop in a spare corner of the vegetable garden. When I got them they had no leaves, just a couple of brown twigs with root balls, but the sleeve definitely stated "Gooseberry plant". I popped them in the ground and anxiously watched them grow leaves, but I did not think they looked like gooseberry bush leaves, and they developed round buds in mid-for a gooseberry bush at summer, most unusual for that time of year. The round buds have now opened and I have two beautiful pink hibiscus shrubs. Not bad for £2, but I think I will get a couple of gooseberry bushes from the garden centre next year!