|Pelargonium 'Charmay Hampshire'|
I love this plant! I first saw it in Australia a few years ago and it was one of the ones I brought back to the UK, and I am so pleased that it survived. It is a frutetorum zonal, i..e it has P.frutetorum as an ancestor. P. frutetorum has a lax growth habit, but does not trail as the ivy leaf plants do. Charmay Hampshire flowers prolifically with pretty pale salmon pink semi double flowers on a dwarf plant.
Charmay Hampshire was hybridised by Ken Attfield of Australia - Charmay is the prefix to all his plants. Ken was originally from Basingstoke in Hampshire and I imagine this is where the name comes from.
I have given this plant to a couple of the nurseries so I hope they will release it one day so others can enjoy it as much as I do. I have given cuttings to friends and they have all enjoyed growing it.
Yesterday I made a start on digging up the dahlias. There are still some to do, but it has rained most of the day here so I hope I can get out in the garden and finish getting them up tomorrow.