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Gwen Ward
Love my family, pelargoniums, photography and gardening.
Love my family, pelargoniums, photography and gardening.

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Warrenorth Emerald - tri-coloured leaf zonal & Crawley Pelargonium Show
"Warrenorth Emerald" This one of my favourite tri-coloured leaf zonal pelargonium.  I usually grow it in a pot by my front door each summer.  The front door is in shade for most of the day, apart from very early morning (before I am up!) and the situation s...

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A weekend visit to North Devon
Many of you may know that I am an active committee member and Membership Secretary of The Pelargonium & Geranium Society.  This year our National Show was held at RHS Rosemoor Gardens in North Devon.   The venue could not have been more perfect.  The RHS ha...

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Some views of the National Pelargonium Show 2017
Our Show this year was held in the new hall at RHS Rosemoor.    It is a splendid facility and showed the plants off to their very best.   We had record entries and the standard was extremely high.   Angel Pelargonium "Quantock Monty" - won Best New Seedling...

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Early June walkabout in Shere
In early June the U3A Camera Group went on a visit to the charming village of Shere with our cameras.

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"Chelsea Star" Silver bi-colour zonal pelargonium and pelargoniums at RHS Wisley
"Chelsea Star" The delicate pale pink and white double flowers on "Chelsea Star" contrast well with the silver bi-coloured leaves.   This zonal pelargonium was raised by the late Brian West of the UK and released through Warrenorth's Nursery (no longer in b...

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An Afternoon in the gardens at Great Tangley Manor
Great Tangley Manor is a moated Manor House, a 1000 years old Grade 1 Listed Manor House just on the outskirts of Wonersh, the next village to us.   Our U3A Photography Group leader arranged for us to visit one afternoon to photograph the gardens.   We coul...

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Overnight stay in the New Forest.
Matthew had given Brian the gift of a B&B stay for two.  We decided on a B&B in the New Forest.  Originally we planned two or three nights away, but Brian has not been too well and he did not want to chance being away from home for more than one night.  The...

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Angel Pelargonium "Simple Sister"
"Simple Sister" - Angel Pelargonium One of the earliest pelargoniums to flower in my greenhouse "Simple Sister" has, as her name suggests, simple flowers of white with a large pink blotch on each petal.  It is most charming as it is covered in these simple ...

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Sculpture Garden at Birtley -April 2017
The Sculpture Garden has been an annual feature at Birtley House for the past nine years and seems to get bigger and better each year.  It is always such a pleasure to walk around the pleasant gardens in the early evening looking at some amazing work by tal...

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Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle
Marie said "Lets go to see the Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle" - so last Tuesday morning we set off for Arundel in West Sussex.  It was a gloriously warm sunny day and we enjoyed seeing the tulips at their best. Arundel Castle  The tree is a Paulownia tom...
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