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mark smyth

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Geranium 'Nora Bremner' - open pollinated
« on: August 03, 2007, 07:37:21 PM »
This plant doesnt set seeds very often but I collected a few today. The plant is suitable for a large rockery in full sun but doesnt grow very big. I'll go and measture mine now 55x60cmx20cm high 21x24x 8inches high
« Last Edit: August 25, 2007, 03:30:54 PM by mark smyth »
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Re: Geranium 'Nora Bremner'
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007, 07:53:37 PM »
We saw a really dark geranium when out with Lily the other day. I pinched a flower to photograph for you here... put it in water when we got back and then totally forgot about it until I saw it yesterday all shrivelled up! Now I'm off to your website to see if I can find it. It was average "border" geranium size with VERY dark rich purple flowers, the kind of purple that has a lot of dark red in it..... any guesses?
It had the colour of the pelargonium  G. sidoides but the shape of G. 'Ivan'
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Re: Geranium 'Nora Bremner'
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007, 08:17:00 PM »
double or single?
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Re: Geranium 'Nora Bremner'
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007, 08:27:57 PM »
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Re: Geranium 'Nora Bremner'
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007, 09:01:52 PM »
x oxonianum 'Thurstonianum'. I must get a better photo than this+
« Last Edit: August 03, 2007, 09:09:13 PM by mark smyth »
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Re: Geranium 'Nora Bremner'
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2007, 12:23:23 PM »
Mark,

Nice colour on the 'Nora Bremner', sort of like a spiderier form of 'Rozanne'?  At least in flower appearance anyway.  Nice pic!!

Isn't 'Thurstonianum' a pain to photograph?  I don't know whether it is the shape or colour, but I have found it hard to photograph myself.
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Re: Geranium 'Nora Bremner'
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007, 01:01:49 AM »
Mark, is the pic of `Nora Bremner showing two flowers or if she a "hose-in-hose" type?
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Re: Geranium 'Nora Bremner'
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007, 08:06:28 AM »
Two flowers. Is she in NZ yet? Mine is just about to finish flowering. It started in early June
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Re: Geranium 'Nora Bremner'
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2007, 08:31:46 PM »
Paul I think it's the shape of the flower.

What's the verdict Maggi?
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Re: Geranium 'Nora Bremner'
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2007, 09:04:22 PM »
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What's the verdict Maggi?

If you mean on Thurstonianum... then it's Yuck!
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Re: Geranium 'Nora Bremner'
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2007, 09:10:42 PM »
noooo, is it the same as the flower you saw while walking the dog?
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Re: Geranium 'Nora Bremner'
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2007, 09:21:25 PM »
AAH, is Nora Bremner the same as I saw with Lily?
Noooooo... that one was MUCH darker, and with more red in the coloour than blue. A really dark plummy amethyst purple. I haven't seen anything like it in your web pix or in other searching... now, of course, i can't remember where the ruddy thing was, to go pick another flower! lily gets LOTS of walks!
the flower was Nora Bremner like in shape, though.
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Re: Geranium 'Nora Bremner'
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2007, 10:21:16 PM »
so it's not 'Thurstonianum' as shown up above?
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