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.

3 comments:

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!

Puss

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!