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Hardy Geranium - Propogation

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 18:33

(quote from above link)

"Geranium Rozanne has the most beautiful dark blue flowers with a white centre. Also known as Jolly Bee because this plant is such a rich source of nectar for bees."

Hardy Geranium - Propogation

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 17:19

Even if a plant has 'Plant Breeder's Rights', this means that you can't sell any plants you propagate, but can propagate as many as you like for your own use. Most hardy geraniums can be propagated by division. 


Allergic reaction to garden plant - help ID that plant!

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 16:30

I think it's most likely to be one of the euphorbias. Was the sap milky? It does have a reputation for causing nasty skin reactions. 

Crop Rotations in raised beds

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 16:02
I like the acronym People Love Bunches Of Roses as an aide memoir for crop rotation. Potatoes, Legumes, Brassicas Onions/Roots.


Posted: 06/08/2012 at 16:25
It does sound as if they've done their bit. You might want to leave them a bit longer to let the seeds ripen, so you can sow them for next year, but the plants will look a bit scruffy.

Plants for garden wall needed

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 09:26
Erigeron's very pretty indeed, sedums might also be worth a look. And it might sound silly, but wallflowers are another option. If it's in a sunny site, then aubretia can look stunning. But I wonder why the initial plants died out? Maybe you need to replenish the soil pockets.

Plants for garden wall needed

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 19:56

Is it a dry stone wall?

Are sterile plants any good for wildlife?

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 13:44
Just about to cut down a Pam's choice which appeared from nowhere. I think wanging's in order!

Can anybody tell us what these flowers are

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 13:39
I'm an Erigeron fan as well. In my neck of the woods, they're called 'Dartmoor Daisies' even though I'm pretty sure they're from Mexico originally. I tend to cut mine back in the spring to keep them a bit more compact. Sometimes they look as though they've been killed by freezing winter temperatures, but most often they revive. There are couple of walls in my town which are covered with them. I wish they'd seed themselves in the cobbles in the front of my house- maybe I'll have a hunt for some seed heads and see if I can give them a helping hand.

How to grow Agapanthus with zero effort-do nothing !

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 12:18
My agapanthus are doing better than ever this year. I dug them up in late winter, stuffed them in a ferty bag, forgot about them, planted them in pots in April...

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 16:57

Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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