Thursday 14 October 2010

Charmay Omega

Charmay Omega
I brought Charmay Omega back from Australia a few years ago - it's a miniature stellar with narrow pink petals and a very dark leaf hybridised by Ken Attfield.  It flowers profusely in early spring with a break in the middle of summer and then bursts into flower again.  I had removed all the flowers before I left for my holiday at the end of September, but when I returned it was full of flowers again. 

Ken emigrated to Australia in 1960.  He and his wife Ruth established a nursery named Charmay, being a derivation of Ken's second name and his wife's first name.  This was to be used as the prefix for all of the plants that Ken hybridised, of which there are many.  Omega is the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet.

The second greenhouse was watered today.  I had spotted a few whitefly on the angels and scented plants in there, so they were watered with a solution of Provado.    I also washed more pots - where do they all come from?

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