Monday 25 April 2016

Zonal Pelargonium "Bold Carnival", new plants and a surprise

"Bold Carnival" - Basic Zonal Pelargonium

Bold Carnival, raised by John Gibbons, UK, is a basic zonal with dark peach double blooms.    John Gibbons is a prolific UK hybridiser and uses the pre-fix 'Bold'.   Fibrex Nurseries have a lot of his varieties in their catalogue.

April has been a month when plants have been arriving through the post and personally delivered. .  Earlier in the year I ordered from both Scented Geraniums of Northern Ireland and Fibrex Nurseries, Nr. Straford-upon-Avon.  Both these nurseries plants arrived in the same week, both well packaged and are now growing well in the greenhouse.  

Another package with a plant inside arrived last week – a complete surprise.   I found a beautifully packaged zonartic from Liga in Ireland.  The plant is not yet named – there is a competition to find it’s name, which is all very exciting.  Thank you so much Liga – I will love it and treasure it. I am looking forward to knowing its name when it is decided.  I’ll keep you posted.   Liga has a blog page which has her wonderful photographs of pelargoniums.   She also runs a dedicated Facebok Group - Pelargoniums. At home and garden, species and varieties - for pelargonium enthusiasts

Surprise Zonartic from Liga

Before Liga’s surprise parcel arrived, I had a wonderful afternoon with Anne, a Swedish pelargonium enthusiast who was over here on a visit to stay with her cousin Marika,  also Swedish but living here in the UK.  Anne very kindly brought me two zonartics and a Stellar.  These are Vilda Tilda, Lara Marjorie and Sune Tryg.   Thank you so much Anne.  It was a lovely afternoon chatting’pelargonium’, taking a few cuttings for her to take home.   I will update you on all these new varieties.


  1. Spring is so good :) Love this time of year with all parcels,and surprises !!!p.s.Soon we will have name to it,i have one what is called AQ ,bit better then just '?' :)

  2. And you had a wonderful meeting and a very pleasant surprise. Everyone loves geraniums. Me too. Regards.


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