Saturday 21 January 2012

Bold Carmine - Dwarf Zonal Pelargonium and more tales of the Mole

Bold Carmine - Dwarf Zonal Pelargonium
Bold Carmine is Dwarf Zonal Pelargonium with double deep pink flowers on a strong growing dwarf plant.   Dark green leaves with a faint zone.    Hybridised by John Gibbons, who uses the prefix Bold for his raisings, Bold Carmine was introduced in 1996 by Swanland Nurseries.

I have written about the mole in my garden before.  Since it arrived a couple of years ago it has confined itself to my vegetable garden and the border by the fence, with occasional attempts to come up in one of the greenhouses.   This year, however, it has ventured onto the lawn.  Fortunately it has not made any molehills, but has made a criss cross pattern of ridges across the lawn.  This morning we found this huge hole in the middle of the lawn. I imagine a hungry fox heard/felt the mole burrowing underneath and wanted a tasty snack. 


  1. I wonder if the fox got the mole. I guess you will know soon. We have gophers that destroy many of my plants. I have had to line a lot of areas with chicken wire to keep them out as well as making baskets to line the holes with the wire too. But you can't line the whole yard so they make a mess now and then for us.

  2. I don 't think the fox got the mole - the fox was back again last night digging more holes.


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