Such Geraniums!

Maree Clarkson

Ballito, South Africa

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Such Geraniums!

Memory sketch – W & N watercolours on Bockingford 300gsm – 8″ × 12″
Such geraniums! It does not become us poor mortals to be vain—but, really, my geraniums!*
- Mary Mitford, ‘Our Village’
Geraniums in a tall Everite pot that I used to have in my previous garden (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa), from the days before Asbestos was banned in South Africa in 2008. These pots were extremely popular in South Africa and had a perfect surface for painting, either with PVA or enamel paints. Painted with PVA, they would weather into a lovely vintage look, getting more beautiful as time passed. I’m just wondering what the company Everite produces now….?
Asbestos once accounted for three percent of the value of South Africa’s minerals. South Africa was previously the fifth largest supplier of chrysotile, produced 97% of the world’s crocidolite and 100% of all amosite.

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