|Angel Perlargonium "Quantock Perfection"|
Isn't this a gorgeous flower? Beautiful frilled dark pink upper petals and paler lower petals, "Quantock Perfection" is a stunning Angel Perlargonium and one which always catches the eye in my greenhouse when it is in flower. "Quantock Perfection" was hybridised by the well known Angels hybridiser Ken Dymond who has introduced so many of these lovely pelargoniums. This is, I think, one of his best and indeed, it was awarded the BEGS* Gold Certificate in 2007.
|Quantock Perfection - Angel Pelargoniuim|
If I thought last winter was bad, this winter has been even worse. My plants have been very slow to come into growth due to the cold and lack of light. I usually give my zonal pelargoniums a boost with a high nitrogen feed in mid-February when I can first see some new growth. Not this year though. I have only just spotted the first signs of new growth this last week, so I will be giving the plants their annual boost this week. They only get the one feed of high nitrogen – I don’t want my plants to have huge leaves!
*BEGS (The British & European Geranium Society) with The British Pelargonium & Geranium Society merged at the beginning of 2009 to become The Pelargonium and Geranium Society (PAGS). Take a look at their new website: http://thepags.org.uk