Three I thought different and kept them. One was a miniature stellar, with which I won a second place in the Farnborough Fuchsia & Pelargonium Show a couple of years ago and named it Charmay Pink Ice. The second was a zonal I had not thought much of and planted it in the border until I spotted a brilliant scarlet red peeping between two other plants and found it was one of Ken's plants. I immediately dug it up and I have named that Charmay Scarlet. It has charming primitive scarlet flowers.
The third was a lovely gold leaf with single pink flowers with a white eye. I had no idea what to call it, until I noticed that the pink petals turned a blue colour when they faded and I thought of opals. So, I provisionally named it Charmay Opal, but I have now heard from Ken and he thinks he may already have a Charmay Opal - and asked that I name it Charmay Golden Opal. And here it is:-
|Charmay Golden Opal|
I've still got some of the seeds so will be sowing some more in the spring.
I had to go up to the Midlands on Saturday for a PAGS meeting, so was gone all day and back late. A frost was forecast so at 9.30 pm I was stumbling around the greenhouses with a fading torch covering the plants with newspapers. A trick passed on to me by Ken Attfield, and it works!
So today I have been putting bubble wrap up. One greenhouse done and one to go.