Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Autumnal Chores

The days are definitely chilly and damp. The nights even more so - very autumnal. Today I pulled in the pots of pelargoniums (bedding geraniums) in readiness to remove them from their pots - dry them off and place in store in the garage over winter. It's not been a very good year for them - far too wet. But they are so beautiful. Such vivid colours. Such perfection when you look at each individual flower. I have one huge terracotta pot which is in a sheltered position near the house - all the pelargoniums in that may well continue to flower well into November. Unless we have a very severe winter I expect to cut them back hard in March, then start watering and feeding copiously in readiness for another fine show to start again in May next year.


teeni said...

These are beautiful - I haven't seen this color around here at all, or at least not lately. Nice to know that you can weather them in the garage like that. I know nothing about flowers/plants except that I think they are pretty and I like to look at them. Sad, huh? ;)

Glamourpuss said...

Beautiful blooms!


lady thinker said...

Thank you ladies. I love my plants. I got them down from the exposed positions just in time as we had a bit of frost last night!