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Verdun, do you label your plants or do you just have a retentive memory? I always resolve to label mine and then don't and forget their names. I did keep all the plant labels until OH 'tidied up' and threw them all away.
Often handy to blame OH.
That's my dream -to create something in the garden that looks like a beautiful Impressionist painting.
My favourite is Geranium 'Nimbus' - not only because of the fabulous blue/mauve flowers but because it has the same name as Harry Potter's broomstick! - easy to remember!
I'm with Bunny - Johnson's blue Mainly because they are a bee magnet. I've got some pink ones on the go at the mo but they aren't named - £ Land specials . Will post picks when they flower . Maybe an expert will identify them for me.
Every time I read these comments I can't stop myself from Googeling the various plants you all suggest and it nearly drives me nuts to see all the lovely varieties. I can feel myself twitching to go out and buy the lot! I've just discovered the following website: http://www.geraniumsuk.com/hardy-geraniums/hardy-collections. I'm going to trawl the local nurseries asap to see if I can find some of these, such a shame they don't deliver outside the UK.
Verdun, I just did, but just got a lot of ladies called Elke?
When I was in Cornwall in June 2011 there were lots of geranium "Rozanne" and they had pure blue flowers with white middles. I bought some here in France and the flowers were purple without white middles. Then I went to Devon last year and there they were, blue. So I bought more in France from a different supplier and they were pale purple. I would have bought them in England but all the GCs we tried said they were out of stock.