The first one was a talk given by David Taylor (Mr. Pelargonium to anyone who watches his Video Blogs on youTube). He told us how to prepare our plants for winter - cutting them right back to encourage growth from lower down on the plant. I've always been a bit scared to cut too low down, but will do so from now on - if I can! He then showed us how he takes the soil off the roots by washing them, and trimming then right back - to a very small ball of roots and then popping the plant back into a smaller pot.
The next talk was by Steve Pollard. I have heard this talk before, but I am always interested in anything to do with the zonartics, and to be honest I thought he was going o talk about how to care for them. But I still enjoyed the talk. What was exciting was the fantastic announcement he made that Cliff Blackman had written a book before he died, and his family have released it as an e-book. I'll put the link at the end.
Many of you will recognise Liga - of Potted Jewels fame.
Steve Pollard - Chairman of The Pelargonium & Geranium, Society and Zonartics expert
Link to the e-book on zonartics by Cliff Blackman