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Pelargoniums on the radio

hi all

Great to hear you liked it.

Over the hour we discussed what to plant them in ie clay or plastic,
planting medium. We discussed the tiny pinnatum and the huge panduriforme,
the night scented plants all of which wasnt used which is a pity. I had
asked them to include the bit about these being species and the parents of
some of the best known 'Geraniums'. We discussed why the name Geranium ended
up being used. It's a pity the person who edited the program didnt include
more usefull information.

The pineapple secented plant was P mollicomum.

I was on a few weeks back talking about Hardy Geraniums and in March I was
on talking about my collection of c200 varieties of snowdrop. They are
coming back in late spring to talk about late spring bulbs and germinating
seeds the Deno method.


----- Original Message -----
From: "maria guzman" <mirror@3RIVERS.NET>
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003 1:46 AM
Subject: Re: Pelargoniums on the radio

> I enjoyed hearing you and envy your ability to grow pelargoniums outdoors
> year round.  Two bad it was so severely edited.  I have two species which
> aren't usually included in the standard lists of scenteds:  P. mollicomum
> which has a gentle odor of pineapple, and P. glutinosum, delightfully
> reminiscent of a pine forest, especially when the sun has been shining on
> it.
> I have to grow everything in pots because of our frigid northern winters,
> and strategically placed indoors because of our intense summer sun.  I've
> tried growing such monsters as P. cordifolium which I like very much, but
> today I sacrificed it to the compost since it was
> outgrowing the largest pot I own: a woody shrub already up to my shoulder.
> Maria
> >hi all
> >
> >I was on the radio today taking about species Pelargoniums. The 1 hour =
> >interview was cut to about 5 minutes which I suppose is the norm.=20
> >
> >It can be heard here  =
> >http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/gardenerscorner/  Click on LISTEN =
> >(not listen live) at the top of the white area where it says "if you =
> >missed the programme then listen to it here on demand" . If you dont
> >want to listen to the whole gardening program I come just after 6 =
> >minutes.
> >
> >Mark
> >N Ireland

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