Monday 26 June 2017

The Pelargonium &Geranium Society National Pelargonium Show 2017

Our Show this year was held in the new hall at RHS Rosemoor.    It is a splendid facility and showed the plants off to their very best.   We had record entries and the standard was extremely high.  

Angel Pelargonium "Quantock Monty" - won Best New Seedling for Keith Bush who grew
 the plant on for the late Ken Dymond and named for his first great grandson.

Angel Pelargonium "Quantock Monty"
Zonal Pelargonium "Bembridge" won Best in Show for Ian Anderson.

Friday 9 June 2017

"Chelsea Star" Silver bi-colour zonal pelargonium and pelargoniums at RHS Wisley

"Chelsea Star"

The delicate pale pink and white double flowers on "Chelsea Star" contrast well with the silver bi-coloured leaves.   This zonal pelargonium was raised by the late Brian West of the UK and released through Warrenorth's Nursery (no longer in business).

Leaves of "Chelsea Star"

Anne came to stay over for a couple of nights.  On our way home after I had picked her up we stopped off at Wisley - well we had to pass the door, so why not?   RHS Wisley Gardens always put on a splendid display of pelargoniums in the Glasshouse in May and early June.   I did not think it was so good this year, but the weather has been playing havoc with our plants, and the display had not been up long.  However, we enjoyed it, and Anne was impressed.

Here are three pictures of the display I took on my phone - sorry they are not too good as we were there late in the afternoon on a very dull wet day:-