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** Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Bank Holiday - Mail Order Deliveries **

Due to the first week in June being a 3 day working week we are planning to suspend dispatching plants during that week. We will do our best to get any existing orders sent this coming week (commencing 23rd MAY).  Orders received after 20th May could be subject to delay as our courier is expecting the following week (commencing 6th June) to be very busy.

If your order is urgent please let us know and we will see what we can do.

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20% off Hardy Shrubs until 30th June

Pelargonium 'Plum Rambler'

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Plant Family: Geraniaceae
Plant Type: Tender Shrub

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Upright zonal type with deep, plum-coloured rosebud flowers in summer. Tall but sturdy stems to around 60cm. May need a plant support in windier locations.

Double-flowered Pelargoniums sometimes benefit from being grown somewhere sheltered from rain as the flowers can spoil. It is not a problem in long dry summers but just consider this during wetter weather. 

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Pelargonium 'Plum Rambler'
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POT SIZE/QUANTITY:  9 cm
Season of Interest:  Spring to autumn
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Minimum temperature:  Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Position/Situation:  Summer Patio
Planting Style:  sub tropical bed out
Scent:  No Scent
Suggested Use:  Growing in Pots
Flower Colour:  Purple
Leaf Colour:  Green
Habit/Shape:  Climbing

Availability:  

1 in stock  

1 in stock

Price:  £5.85
List Price:  £6.50
Saving Of:  £0.65 (10%)
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Pelargoniums are fantastic plants for providing colour and in some cases scent from June to the first frosts. Most people are familiar with the upright Zonal types (erroneously called Geraniums) but there are so many more from trailing, double flowered, bi-coloured, scented-leaved to climbing or scrambling varieties.  Many cultivated varieties have been bred but 90% of wild species originate from South Africa so with this in mind they need protection from frost and the worst of the wet weather. They make excellent container plants for outdoors in summer. You just need a conservatory, greenhouse or bright porch to keep them protected over winter.

Grow in a good loam based compost with plenty of added grit. They like lots of sun but may scorch in a very hot conservatory. Most do best if put out for the summer. Feed bi-weekly with tomato food when in flower. Don't over water Pelargoniums they hate it! You may find you only need to water them once a week even in summer but check the compost regularly and water when they feel they are dry.

By the end of September (UK) you will need to think about bringing them under cover before they get frost. Trim them back by about third and remove half of the leaves to maximise air circulation through the plant. Pelargoniums hate poor air circulation and can fall victim to grey mould (botrytis) if kept in close, damp conditions. Never cover them with plastic and don't pack them together try to give them space. 

Pot up in spring or re-pot with fresh compost if you want to retain the same pot size. Add some slow release fertiliser to the surface of the compost. This will gently feed them as they slowly grow away. Keep above 2°C.

Mainland UK  £8.50 -£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1 through to IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value £25) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  

 

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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.