|Henry Jonquet - Dwarf zonal pelargonium
Dwarf zonal with red/purple coloured flowers above green leaves with a white margin. The Pelargonium Register lists this as being introduced in 1900. So it's a fairly old variety.
There's been a bit of a battle here so far this winter with damp conditions, although it has been so mild I have only had my heaters on overnight twice. I do have bubble wrap up, but not on the fronts of the greenhouses. That bit is so easy to put up that I leave it off as long as I can in order to let more light into the greenhouses. This year is the latest I have ever left it off.
Every day I am out in the greenhouse picking off mouldy leaves and anything that looks as if it is ‘going over’. I also had a day recently taking off many of the larger leaves in order to maintain more air space around each plant.
Watering is also being done far more frequently at this time of year. Usually I find I can get away with ten days or so, even two weeks, but not this year! I am watering weekly, sometimes twice a week if I spot a very dry looking plant. I wonder if this is the way things are going to be in future?