One pelargonium that stands out in the greenhouse is Freak of Nature. Apart from the stunning single vermillion red flowers, it is the unusual white leaves edged in green that catch the eye. It is a dwarf and slow growing pelargonium on stems which are also white. This is not a new variety, having been introduced by a Mr Gray in 1880. It is not often offered by nurseries and, although not easy to propogate, I would not be without this variety.
Spring has arrived - the garden is beginning to burst with bloom. It has been unusually warm and very dry with no rain for four weeks and, having emptied the water butts, I have resorted to using a hose on the vegetables. Watering the plants in the greenhouse has become an almost daily task.
|Bluebell & Euphorbia|
|White 'blue' bells|
|Golden leavs of Geranium 'Ann Folkard'|