|"My Chance" - Regal pelargonium|
Saturday, 28 June 2014
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Friday, 20 June 2014
|Royal Ascot - Decorative Regal Pelargonium|
So far I have discovered that Royal Ascot first appeared in the Proceedings (?Committee meetings) at the Royal Horticultural Society in 1891. It was awarded a Floral Certificate, one of two awarded at this meeting (the other was an ivy leaf: Beauty of Castle Hill). Royal Ascot was described as "Brilliant scarlet, white centre, dark blotches, making it Regal group". It was presented by C. Turner of the Royal Nurseries, Slough.
|Beromunster - Decorative Regal pelargonium|
Friday, 13 June 2014
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Friday, 6 June 2014
|Silver Bi-coloured zonal pelargonium "Sammi Brougham"|
Another beautiful pelargonium raised by the late Brian West. Sammi Brougham has single white flowers which are heavily speckled and splashed with bright red, set against silver and green bi-coloured leaves. This is a cross betwen Chelsea Star and Vectis Volcano.
A couple of weeks ago members of The Pelargonium & Geranium Society Committee were at Wisley for the weekend to promote the Society. It was a successful weekend and we all enjoyed chatting to members of the public, giving them advice and explaining the various types of pelargoniums. Members who joined The Pelargonium & Geranium Society over the weekend were given a free scented pelargonium supplied by David and Susie Taylor of Gosbrook Pelargoniums.
Each year the staff at Wisley put on a magnificent display of pelargoniums in the Glasshouse. It will run now until 16th June. It is well worth a visit, but if you are not able to, then here are some photo's of the displays..