Oriental regal ORIENTAL DELIGHT all ready for the show bench.



 Begs National Show in Port Talbot.This is where it all started in 1999, with me winning Best in Show as a novice, plus five other trophies.





A 2 year old plant of angel Catford Belle grown as standard for the show bench. These are more of a challenge to grow as a standard than zonals, but as you can see from the one in this photo that it is well worth the effort. 


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This is a link to the prize-pelargoniums facebook page, why not check it out.       www.facebook.com/prizepelargoniums65


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Angel seedling Carlton Carnival grown as a miniature in a 3.5" pot.



 Talks given to local Horticultural Societies and Gardening Clubs on Hostas and Pelargoniums. contact me on    


 Next Talk is on January27th at Brandon and District Garden Club. Venue: The Church Institute Hall, London Road Brandon. Subject Pelargoniums, "from cuttings to show bench"  

12th February at Framlingham Horticultural Society. Venue: United Free Church Hall, Riverside, Framlingham,IP139AG. Subject Pelargoniums Explained.

 14th February  at Barrow & District Garden Club, venue Barrow Village Hall, Suffolk, IP29 5AP. Subject Hostas.







Hi, my name is Ken Abel and I live in Carlton Colville,
Suffolk in the UK. I have been growing and showing Pelargoniums nationally since 1999.





All the ideas and tips on my website, relate to how I grow and exhibit show plants. (they work for me) 
Most of the plants you see on this site were grown by me unless stated otherwise.

If you like Hostas check out the new album with photos of plants from my collection. 

I hope 2020 will see us have a better growing season for our Pelargoniums and for those like me who exhibit their plants good luck on the show bench. 


From January 2014, I started writing the  Pelargonium column in the "Garden News".

Issue dates for 2020,  28th January,  17th March,  5th May

28th July  and  29th September.   



 Show report and pictures are now on the Yorkshire Society pages.

" Thank you Ken for great talk you gave us in Scarborough"




Some angels standing in the coolness of our study before being loaded into the van for the show bench at the Yorkshire show 2017. Back row from left to right. Berkswell Fiesta in 6" pot, Berkswell Fiesta in 4.5" pot, Berkswell Rosetta in a 6" pot. In the middle is a young plant of Carlton Tinker in a 5.5" pot. Front row Rockwell Sophie in a 6" pot, Oldbury Duet in a 6" pot and Sarah Don in a 6" pot.

I have created this Website so you can share how I grow my prize winning Pelargoniums, see my pictures and leave a message in my guest book.Have fun. If you like a page please feel free to give it a thumbs up.



Website last updated   25-01-2020


Thanks for all the likes and comments left on the website over the past year.


Send me the details if you have a society show you would like me to advertise for 2018. Feel free to include a picture to help highlight the show. 



BEGS 2008 National Show.

                   Oldbury Duet

I won 'BEST IN SHOW' With Oldbury Duet, at the BEGS National 2008. This was held in Scarborough, and hosted by the Yorkshire Pelargonium & Geranium Society.

PAGS 2009 National Show report in the "Garden News".