Saturday 5 December 2015

New pelargonium. 'Fru Marklund'

Thanks to Annelie from Sweden,yesterday i got parcel with unrooted  cuttings of very beautiful old pelargonium.
  Annelie's mum got it as cutting from her neighbor on far 1949,and Annelie named it after her neighbor 'Fru Marklund',from where it originally come.
  It have very vigorous growth,first proof-being wrapped in moist paper towel it grown roots from new shot while was on way to me :)
So wish me best of luck,and i hope i will be able to show you flowering plants next summer.

Thursday 29 October 2015

Monday 26 October 2015

Pelargonium x'Schottii'

Was half asleep all summer,must be was to hot for it,gave me one flower stem in october and i think went 'sleep' again :)

Wednesday 30 September 2015

Autumn in greenhouse.

Hi,hi to all!
  Was busy last month with cuttings and all other autumn jobs.Not much what to say,just some photos from greenhouse in autumn.

Wednesday 2 September 2015

Cuttings and repotting.

  Very busy right now,taking cuttings and re potting plants in new compost.By the way it is now best time to take cuttings of regals,scented and angel pelargoniums.
    For cuttings I mixing 1 part peat for seedlings and 1 part perlite+ sand(50%+50%) 
      Potting mix for 'big girls' i mixed 2 parts garden soil +3 parts potting peat,i have heavy clay soil,so if you have sandy,,then take 2 parts, and 1 part grit (sharp sand+grit),mix well.Of course if you have good compost instead of pure garden/top soil you can mix it with your own made compost.
     Last year i tried lots different potting composts,what they offer in g/c,,sorry,i didn't like them and my plants too, it ended up in flower borders.I  planted my plants in pure bedding peat,and was happy for while,now i think they need something stronger,so that why i mixing my own.
   I taking cuttings from all my pelargoniums,i started 20 august,and right now some of cuttings have roots already,so there will be plenty time to get nice growth until winter arrive.
  For colour,some photos from end of july.
  'Exotica Appleblossom' sport of 'Appleblossom Rosebud'
                                             'Appleblossom Rosebud'
                                          Zonartic Unicorn ,,gosh no idea with one.
                          'Honeywood Suzanne',,after re potting in bigger pot,really showing her self off :)
                                        Zonartic 'Lara Mandarin'
                                         Zonartic Unicorn 'Rose'

Sunday 23 August 2015

Visitors and video.

Good morning!
Miserable morning in my place,,great time for computer,because it do not make you want  to do anything else.Maybe go back to bed only.
  Day before i went for my holidays i had visitors.They are my good friends what i met at website(everybody are welcome to join it,if you want to meet gardening buddies) long time ago.
   No one of them were seeing my new greenhouse yet,so it was very interesting to see reaction,and then after to hear so many good words that i was almost flying 2 feet up to ground :) Thank you all for that!!!
  My friend Rachel,who have you tube channel,where you can see her own garden and learn a lots new,made video about my pelargonium greenhouse and yes,you will see me too :)                                
                                                         Have good day you all!

Thursday 20 August 2015


Hi to all!
 Just yesterday come back from holidays in my homeland Latvia,had great 10 days there,at last felt real summer :) But before i went there i had visitors and I was visitor to one beautiful garden.But about all that bit later,in an other posts.
  When i was in Latvia,i met my friend who too is pelargonium lover,they flowers great for her and grows...huge ,,i wish mine grow so big,,some of them of course.So there is photos :

                                 Vectis Glitter showing off,,mine never grow so big.

                                            Herself beside 'Fishers Appleblossom'

Tuesday 28 July 2015

‘Brookside Primrose’

Great miniature plant,so lush flowering,and colour...mmm,,tasty :)
Raised by Hopkins UK,1985

Friday 24 July 2015

Little 'Ailsa'

           Beautiful real miniature raised by by Parrett UK,1974,one more for small windowsill.So don't say-i have no room for any plants :)

Thursday 23 July 2015

We say it is 'just Rosebud' ..

This one i brought over from Sweden,last March.I checked pelargonium register,there is one 'Magda' but is different,so Maybe it is brought in to Sweden ages ago,and lost real name or it is them own variety.Or just mixed labels...Very pretty rosebud.

Wednesday 22 July 2015


Lost name label to this one,,had to ask to smarter people on facebook,got suggestions ,compared with my list,,yes,right :)
 Very,very nice rosebud zonal pelargonium,an other from Brian West,UK.

                                                     Look at these leaves...

Thursday 16 July 2015


An other little beauty from Brian West,UK('Silver Snow' too is his),with golden leaves and speckled flowers.

Wednesday 15 July 2015

'Silver Snow'

Had good light tonight,,so made my self busy with camera.
  I want show you one gorgeous coloured, bicolour,stellar pelargonium 'Silver Snow'

Wednesday 8 July 2015