Angel Berkswell Harmony grown in a 3.5" pot.





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.


Welcome to my website.  All photos belong to me (unless credit is given to someone else) and copyright infringement is strongly prohibited.  They are for viewing purposes only, not for taking without permission.

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


If you are impressed please feel free to like the facebook page or my website.



 I have found a use for my Bah Humbug hat


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

 Next Talk is on 

4th June 2018, Pelargoniums at Gt&Lt Plumstead Horticultural Society. Venue St.Davids church hall Thorpe End, Norwich NR13 5BS.





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 2018 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 monthly Pelargonium column in the "Garden News".

Issue dates for 2018, 6th February, 12th March, 8th May and 31st July.   



 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   27-05-2018


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".