Tuesday 26 February 2019

Angel Pelargonium "Darmsden"

Angel Pelargonium "Darmsden" raised by Ray Bidwell and introduced before 1983.  I don't grow many Angel Pelargoniums and this is one I photographed in the National Collection of Pelargoniums at Fibrex Nurseries.

This last week I have been potting on the cuttings taken at the end of last summer.  I guess there is about a 90% success rate, so not bad.  I have, though, lost one plant I did not want to lose, but that happens.  I also took some cuttings of a few angel pelargoniums and coloured leaf zonals, and they are in the propagator with heat.

I am going to visit a pelargonium nursery in Sweden this weekend.   Last time I went I brought back a suitcase full of plants, albeit a small carry-on suitcase    I don't anticipate bringing back as many - I really don't have a lot of space in the greenhouse.

I will report on my trip to Sweden next time.

Monday 4 February 2019

"Deerwood Darling" - Miniature Zonal Pelargonium

"Deerwood Darling" is a miniature zonal pelargonium with flowers of an unusual shade of pink - a sort of apricot, salmon and pink, depending on the light.   The growth is compact and dense and makes a good show plant as it blooms profusely.  

Hybridised by Faye Brawner and introduced in the USA in 1992.

This is one of my absolute favourite miniature pelargoniums and I last posted this at the end of 2011 -gosh! I didn't realise I had been running this Blog that long.  The photo has disappeared so I thought I would re-post it. 

If anyone has not seen Liga's excellent videos of her visit to Fibrex Nurseries 60th anniversary weekend last year, here are the links to Parts 2 and 3