Wednesday 16 January 2013


Bi-coloured zonal pelargonium "Courtney Watson"

This has to be one of the prettiest pelargoniums - I just love the colours.  Hybridised by that amazing Pelargonium hybridiser, the late Brian West, “Courtney Watson” has the most delicious soft peach semi-double flowers and delicate silver  bi-coloured leaves.    “Courtney Watson” is a cross between the miniature pelargonium "Ray Bidwell" and another of Brian West’s raisings, "Sandown".

Leaves of bi-coloured zonal pelargonium "Courtney Watson"
 The cuttings I took about a week ago are still looking good, particularly the angels.  I have lost a couple of scented cuttings and also a couple of the zonals.  But, hey!, that gives me four spaces to fill with cuttings.  

The greenhouse has dried out after the wet spell we had.  Now we have cold – very cold!    I do have greenhouse heaters, but last night we were down to -5C, so I took the precaution of covering the plants with a layer of fleece.  I took it off this morning as I want as much light as possible to get to the plants, but the fleece just gives an extra layer of warmth to my plants.   It will go on again tonight and every night we get these sub zero temperatures.  Very spoilt plants I have.

1 comment:

  1. Mam nadzieję, że Twoim pelargoniom zimno nie zaszkodzi. Pokazana pelargonia ma śliczny kolor i bardzo ciekawe liście. Pozdrawiam.
    I hope your cold will not hurt pelargoniom. Geranium has shown pretty color and very interesting list. Yours.


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