Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Monday, 24 March 2014
|"Jips Timmy" Dwarf tri-coloured zonal pelargonium|
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Saturday, 15 March 2014
|Golden tri-coloured zonal "Wirral Sunlight"|
Introduced by Ken Lea, "Wirral Sunlight" is a golden tri-coloured zonal pelargonium. At this time of year, the coloured leaves are always at their best.
Ken Lea has introduced several pelargoniums with the pre-fix 'Wirral' which is a peninsula in North West England, close to Liverpool. The River Dee is to the West, forming a boundary with Wales, and on the East is the River Mersey and the North is the Irish Sea. The area is often referred to as The Wirral.
|Golden tri-coloured leaves of "Wirral Sunlight"|
Photographs were taken by me at Fibrex Nurseries
Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Monday, 10 March 2014
When I first started growing pelargoniums seriously some twenty-five odd years ago (as opposed to buying a few zonals from the garden centre and putting them in planters in the summer), the dwarf zonal pelargonium "Angelique" was one of my first purchases. I loved the clean rich dark pink colour of the double flowers, and the fact that it was a compact dwarf plant. The leaves are a mid-green with a slightly darker zone. It was a new variety then, and I still grow it. It was introduced by a Mr Maudsley in 1987. In the greenhouse it is now just coming into flower. It's a bit straggly and I need to take a few cuttings. I should have done this at the end of last summer, and in fact, I have several that need to be cut back and cuttings taken.but I was away for most of September and October, and life just got busy, as it does. It's not too late, and I have already started taking a few cuttings off several plants.
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Monday, 3 March 2014
|Angel Pelargonium "Rockwell Sophie"|