Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Frou Frou - Miniature Zonal Pelargonium - and visit to Belgium

'Frou Frou' - miniature zonal pelargonium


'Frou Frou' is a miniature zonal pelargonium with pretty semi-double flowers of red and small well zoned green leaves.   'Frou Frou' was given to me by the hybridiser Mollie Hall of Doncaster and is in the National Collection of Pelargoniums at Fibrex Nursery.  This 'Frou Frou' is not to be confused with the dwarf zonal pelargonium of the same name introduced by Vernon's a few year's ago, and which had pale pink flowers.  I am not sure this is still around - I found it a very difficult plant.

Leaves of Frou Frou - miniature zonal pelargonium
Here are a few views of the Nursery in Belgium I visited recently with my friend from California - Michiel's Fuchsia & Pelargonium Nursery is amazing and we picked up several plants not now readily available here in the UK.   The plants in the sales area were in tip top condition.  We even went back the next morning a bought some more!

Pelargonium sales area







Plants ready for packing and posting








The boot of my car (the daffodils were a free gift from the nursery)


Back seat - plants on top of cases.



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