Friday, 15 June 2018


The Geranium, hereafter known as Gloria, went out onto the balcony and made it her own. She took over a little table, grew dozens of leaves and buds, and even attracted a compliment. ( Here geraniums are seen as old ladies plants and not really considered favourably so the compliment was rather along the lines of, "Gosh, she's a big one, isn't she!"  Still.)

She loved our early hot summer spell and flourished.
But on Thursday morning, while I was in the kitchen trying to  set a world record for eating a bowl of porridge at the same time as tying my shoelaces  I opened the curtains and …. I saw half of Gloria blowing next door. Fierce wind rushing down to the river had snapped a big chunk off!

All my fault, I know. I've so enjoyed seeing her run riot that I've been overwatering her. Oh well, I'll have to replant the broken bit and hope that she settles down again. You never know, I might end up with two Glorias.

***And if I can ever work out how to load photos onto this laptop, I might even show them to you.


Joanne Noragon said...

I do believe geraniums root easily. I recall that from my childhood. I did not like them. My father did, and also overwintered his in the east window seat. My job was to water them. Geranium leaves stink. End of story.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Gloria just wants to run free, FREE!

love those cupcakes said...

She'll be fine. The Glorias of this world are resilient. There are three rose scented pelargoniums here awaiting planting. Not much in the way of flowers but the scented leaves are pure Turkish delight.

gz said...

I stick to the hardy perennial geraniums!
I do like the scented pelargoniums, but no way would they survive outdoors here!

A Cuban In London said...

Sorry to hear. May Gloria be making other hearts as glad as she did yours. :-)

Greetings from London.

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