Ken Dymond

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of the Pelargonium breeder Ken Dymond. Ken was mostly famed for his breeding of Angel pelargoniums, the majority of which (but not all) he prefixed with ‘Quantock’, after the Quantock hills in the area in which he lived in Somerset. Ken also bred a number of ‘Mendip’ series Regals and a few ‘Blackdown’ series Zonals.

The PAGS would like to pass on our sincere condolences to all of his family.

Funeral Details. Tuesday 12th July 2016 at 11.30 at the Sedgemoor Crematorium and afterwards at the Battleborough Grange Hotel. All friends are welcome but the family have requested that all wear an appropriate floral tribute in honour of Ken.

The picture shows Ken (left) receiving the RHS Reginald Cory Memorial Cup from the RHS Chairman Sir Nicholas Bacon OBE. Ken received this award, as a grower of important hybrids of any Genus, at a ceremony at the RHS Halls in Central London on February 27th 2015.



Ken Lea – Golden Tricolour Zonal Pelargonium (6/1/2016) - Raised by Andrew Simmons in the UK and introduced in 2001. Semi-double rose pink flowers. Foliage is golden with grey/green and burgundy markings and shield type zone.
The PAGS Eighth Open National Show 2016 (5/10/2016) - Sunday June 19th 2016 – 12 Noon – 4.45pm  Capel Manor Gardens, Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 4RQ Saturday 18th 4.00pm – 6.00pm – Plant Dressing and Staging of Exhibits, Displays and Trade Stands Sunday 19th 7.30am – 10.00am Staging of Exhibits, Displays and Trade Stands FIBREX Nursery will be selling plants from their trade stand. Judging […]
Mimi – Dwarf gold leaf zonal pelargonium (5/3/2016) - Fully double deep powder pink petals with white reverse. Dwarf plant with pale gold leaves.  Introduced by Peat before 1984.
PAGS AGM – A Week to Go ! (3/6/2016) - Yes, just a week to go to our AGM which, this year, will combine the usual business with a talk by Peter Seabrook. In addition there is an opportunity to bring and buy plants to boost society funds. Committee Members have agreed to check their collections for surplus plants and bring these for sale on […]
PAGS News Winter Edition (12/7/2015) - Members who have received the latest edition of PAGS News will realise that the magazine should have had a number of enclosures sent with it including the Show Schedule and papers regarding the AGM. Unfortunately the printers that we use have missed the additional items and are now working hard to get them printed urgently. […]


Old german pelargoniums - Hallo, i am a new member and I am looking for old German Varities of Pelargoniums of the last centeries. I have only 150 pelargoniums so far. Maybe you have same of it. Nowadays it is no easy to get samething Special. If you have any further Information. Please be so Kind and give me […]
Dwarf Zonal Bold Blossom - Can anyone help me to get plants or cuttings of Bold Blossom. I saw this cultivar on the show bench at Shrewsbury recently and would like to grow it for 2017.
Damaged Leaves - I wonder if a fellow member can help me with a query. My Pelargonium ‘ Ivory Snow ‘ has for the past couple of weeks , had patches on the leaves where they are very thin , almost transparent. Alongside these patches are small holes which are towards the centre of the leaf , not […]
Show classes - can dwarf pelargoniums be shown in miniature pelargonium class at shows and vice versa. also where do Deacon pelargoniums fit in a show

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