It is with great sadness that the PAGS has to report the passing of Derek Lee on Monday morning the 6th June 2022.
Derek was one of the founder members of the Society and was heavily involved with the previous two Pelargonium Societies before their amalgamation in 2009.
His love of the plant goes back decades and he got to know personally many of the specialist breeders of the plant group as well as the majority of British Pelargonium Nursery owners. He also worked alongside Fibrex Nursery to help catalogue the National Pelargonium Collection with the Key family.
With his armoury of pelargonium knowledge including a collection of British Pelargonium Nursery catalogues going back many decades Derek was also instrumental in providing information for the setting up of the International Pelargonium Register.
This knowledge was also very helpful in Derek producing a number of supremely detailed articles for the PAGS News.
Derek can only be classed a great in the world of Pelargoniums and PAGS has lost a great friend and and very helpful colleague.
The PAGS would also like to pass on our sincere condolences to his daughter and her family.