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Geranium "Mayflower" - help please!

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 11:28

Hello Sarah,

It depends really on the temperatures you've had - when you cut them back did the wood look green (alive) or was it brown?

I would give the another couple of weeks - this warm weather we're having should provide a kick start I would think!

Geranium "Mayflower" - help please!

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:31

Hi Verdun,

Like yours, my original was in a spot where it got no sun after about 2pm.The work should (hopefully- depends on husband's enthusiasm) be finished by the end of May. Trouble with me is I hate seeing plants in pots waiting for a space, when there are places in the ground!

Geranium "Mayflower" - help please!

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 12:27

Thanks landgirl, I hate putting plants in places where I then watch them suffer but as you say I don't really have lot of choice!

Geranium "Mayflower" - help please!

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 11:28

I had a large plant of geranium "Mayflower" in a shadyish part of the garden that I had to lift for some work to be carried out. I took the opportunity to divide it, and now have 3 healthy looking plants. Trouble is the the spaces I have for them are all in full sun, and the internet seems to give conflicting advice.

Has anyone grown this in full sun, and had it grow happily?

Many thanks for any advice 

Viola seeds

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:07

Thanks soulboy - I went ahead and sowed them around mid July & had a very successful germination rate.

They are flowering away, not just in the window box but in a couple of tubs as well. When I look at the price of plants in the garden centres, they have proved to be great value for money, and I'll definitely grow them from seed again .

Getting the perfect lawn [pictures]

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 15:51

It's looking good C.J. , my husband would be jealous!


Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 17:52

That's a good idea boatingbelle!

Generally speaking, gardeners are a pleasant bunch and are pretty easy going, but I could imagine "trolleyrage" breaking out at any minute!!.

Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 10:45

We also went to the show yesterday - it was very warm & pretty crowded, so the discount ticket offers must be working. (Ours were discount tickets).

My "complaint" involves the number of people with plant trollies, that they pulled around behind them. You need your wits about you! I spent a lot of time looking at the floor in front of me, to make sure there isn't one of the pesky things ready to send me flying.The other thing is that when people stop to look at the exhibits, the trollies are taking up so much room that no-one else can get anywhere near. I know they are more convenient than having a load of carrier bags, but I can see an accident one of these days (if one hasn't happened already!). and then

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 09:40

Very interesting comments on the coverage. The repetition drives me insane !!

What put the tin lid on it for me was the historian ( I think) Tom Dyckhoff, who when asked if he was a gardener, replied "No". So what was the point? Why not ask members of the public (like us!), their opinions after a day at the show ?

Nicky Chapman going round in the morning when the medals are given out asking insightful questions  such as "How do you feel ?" when a gold medal has just been awarded.

Sorry for the rant, but I feel better now

Getting the perfect lawn [pictures]

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 12:21

Well, it keeps him out of mischief !

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