This is a plant of Erwarton showing discolouration of the foliage, caused by lower than average temperatures in the greenhouse. I find that quite a few of the Miniatures are affected by this, the darker leaf with a strong zone like Sussex Gem can go nearly black. This does not bother me as once the weather gets warmer, it will grow out and the plant will be back to normal.
The leaf below shows rust spores, I have been lucky and not seen any for a number of years in my greenhouses. This leaf was on a plant I bought from a nursery, luckily I keep any bought plants seperate for a few weeks. I removed this one leaf and sprayed with Dithane 945, this normally does the trick. By giving plants plenty of space in between them, and opening windows and doors whenever I can helps prevent rust. Also a fan to help circulate air is handy for those days, when the windows and doors cannot be opened.
Hello ken,would you recommend a variety for making a fan for showing, would a dwarf scented leaf be any good.hope to see you at Hunmanby next month at the show.cheers vivien and Joe connah
Hi Joe For a fan, would be better of using a strong growing angel like Cottenham Surprise, Captain Starlight or one of the Quantocks. If you use a scented leaf needs to be one that flowers well. Ken
Very, Very, Very impressed with your pelargoniums!!
Thank you very much for your growing tips. Those are my blible!
Sylvia Thompson(East Sx F & P Society)
Very impressed with your website, I have learnt a lot already, what ratio do you mix the Epsom salts and do you use it on the bi colour leafed varieties
Hello, I love your website these are my favorite indoor plants, what is the epsom salt amount I need her plant? thankyou Julie.
Your hints and tips have become my Bible. I have printed them out and with their help hope to have much better plants in 2010