We are busy taking more cuttings here today at Cramden Nursery. Our stock plant of Pelargonium sidoides was still in flower. Just love these rich purple flowers with their metal grey green foliage, which have a pepery scent to them.
Pelargonium sidoides is one of Monty Dons favourite Pelargoniums. It is always very popular at Cramden Nursery too with our customers and staff alike.
Beautiful, rich, small, single flowers of deepest plum held above gun metal rounded glaucous leaves, with a slight peppery scent to them. Makes a stunning display in a pot.
Adding scents to your pots.
How about adding some Scented leaf Pelargoniums to your pots to add another dimension to your planting scheme. There are a wonderful selection of scents to choose from. How about a zesty orange scent of “Orange Fizz”, or a fresh citrus scent of “Citronella”. The traditional rose Geraniums scent of “Attar of Roses” is always very popular. Then there is “Big Apple”, “Creamy Nutmeg” and “Ardwick Cinnamon” for those foodies amongst you, although you can not eat them they will make your taste buds water from their scents alone.
This combination will look beautiful and smell divine. Place you scented mixed pots outside your front door so as you come in after work each day & brush past them they welcome you home with their delicious aroma.
Pretty Flowers of Orange Fizz, love this zesty orange scent.
Great to see Pelargoniums on TV last night, on BBC2s “The Great British Garden Revival”, Tom Hark Dyke did them proud. He looked as the miss naming of them as ‘Geraniums’, and the differences between them and true Hardy Geraniums ( aka Cranesbills). He planted a beautiful Victorian planter up with trailing Ivy leaf Pelargoniums, delicious scented leaf Pelargoniums and its centre piece was a showy Regal Pelargonium. The planter looked great, mixing the different types of Pelargoniums perfectly to create an attractive planter that smells good and will flower all summer long. He visited Calk Abbey in Derbyshire, where they have a beautiful walled garden and a green houses dedicated to the more unusual Pelargoniums. Defiantly. Calk Abbey is defiantly on my list of places to visit, I just love old wall gardens and their green houses.
If you missed the show then follow this link to enjoy the colour and history of the Pelargoniums. They are on in the 2nd half of the show after the Conifers.