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03/09/2014 at 22:02

Anyone have any experience of growing this plant? I have a new boggy area beside my pond and wondered if its easy to grow 

04/09/2014 at 08:51

Geum rivale is Water avens.

There are various forms of it, G.r. snowflake is obviously white and G.r. Leonard's Var. is a double red. G.r. Lemon Drop is a nice pale yellow. Dead easy in damp soil. Need to assiduously dead head or the can seed around and the seed heads do cling to clothes rather badly.

04/09/2014 at 15:08

Many thanks Berghill - the one I've seen online is a reddish flower,must be the wild variety? I thought it looked nice but was concerned it might be thuggish since its close relative Wood Avens is invasive. I hear they hybridise readily too.

04/09/2014 at 16:37

If you keep it dead headed then they are not root invasive like some things. They will seed around and yes they are promiscuous, so there are lots of new named things around. Many of them not much different from each other.

04/09/2014 at 17:11

Did I send you some of those seeds Fishy, ?they are here.

They are called Geum rivale.

I have seeds for Miscanthus sinensis,  (silvef grass)has anyone grown these for around the pond any info please?

04/09/2014 at 20:53

I was going to buy some Geum Rivale seeds Lyn yes  Or at least was thinking about it.

05/09/2014 at 00:40

We can share mine if you like fishy, always too many seeds in a packet.

05/09/2014 at 14:05

You really are too kind Lyn - but only if you insist 

05/09/2014 at 14:20

Pity you don't live near me, you could have plants of various forms of G. rivale for the asking.

05/09/2014 at 15:07

Do I live near you B

05/09/2014 at 16:44

No-one live near us, we are very isolated here.

05/09/2014 at 21:29

Same here, nearest house is more than a mile away and I havent a clue who they are!

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