|Silver Lady - coloured leaf Pelargonium|
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Earlier this month the village Gardening Club held their second annual show in the delightful garden of one of our members. It was a huge success with double the entries we had for our first show last year.
Thursday, 18 August 2011
|Decorative Regal - "Joy"|
I have to admit I don't have the Decorative Regal Pelargonium "Joy", as you will know, they are not my favourites. My photograph was taken at RHS Wisley where the plant was part of their excellent pelargonium display earlier this year.
"Joy" was introduced in the U.S.A. by R. Schmidt in the mid 1950's. The small flowers are most attractive with their white throat and white edged frilled petals.
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Monday, 15 August 2011
|New double stellar pelargonium|
|Leaves of new stellar pelargonium|
|Pelargonium Grandad Mac|
Enthused by my success with the 'Grandad Mac' seeds I sowed more seed a couple of weeks ago. All Angel pelargoniums, but some from a scented pelargonium and also from a Unique. Only a few of the seeds I sowed germinated, but those that did are now potted on. By far the strongest looking seedling are those of the Unique "San Francisco".
San Francisco seedlings
Friday, 12 August 2011
|Jips Twink - ivy leaf pelargonium|
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
Monday, 1 August 2011
|Bi-coloured silver leaf pelargonium "Silver Wings"|
It seems appropriate that I feature Pelargonium "Silver Wings"as I have recently returned from a fantastic two weeks holiday to California. I went to visit my friend Sandy, who had arranged the most amazing trip to visit so many other pelargonium growers. It was so nice to meet up with pelargonium enthusiasts I had met before, and many others I have corresponded with and others I had known of but never met. Everyone was so kind and welcoming and I had the most wonderful time.
When I left home at the end of June the garden was very green. On my return it was almost a blaze of colour. Needless to say, there were a lot of weeds which I have been slowly clearing. My husband had very kindly watered the greenhouses and pots.
I was dreading visiting the allotment, but was pleasantly surprised at how few weeds there were and how well the vegetables had fared. My grandson (5 years), younger son and I dug a row of potatoes, and lifted the onions.
Tuesday is the day of the village Garden Club second Annual Show. I took on the position of Show Secretary so have been busy with last minute preparations for the show. Monday is the day the Entries have to be in so I hope there will be a steady stream of visitors to my door.