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Aftercare of geums

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 20:51

It could be Pennine, I've just had a look around the internet but there doesn't seem to be much information about them online.

You could ask here http://www.geumcollection.co.uk/index.html by using this query form http://www.geumcollection.co.uk/feedback.html

I'm a big fan of geums too and think they are a much over looked little plant.

My sister in law keeps pulling them up as weeds, when she has done nothing about the dreaded himalyan balsam creeping in to the bottom of her garden.

Aftercare of geums

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 20:13

Which Geums are we talking about? My Mrs J Bradshaw and Totally Tangerine (I don't know the grown up name I'm afraid ) flowered for ages this year, Mrs Bradshaw is still going now although I'm hoping she'll set seeds.

I have two un-named much smaller Geums with little orange flowers on that haven't done at all well this year though.

What plant is this please

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 23:23
Hollie- Hock wrote (see)

Thanks for the interesting thread  I've been thinking of getting this plant for a while now.

Some of the seed suppliers have said that they need a peroid of cold in a fridge to get them going. Gary- Was this your experience? I'm all for growing from seed, I can wait to see a result, but can't be doing with the faff of having to put them in the fridge before they germinate. 

I want to grow them as they attract bees & butterflies.


I started mine in gritty compost in early spring (from seeds ollected the previous autumn) and did little else than watch them grow after leaving the seed trays in a shady corner of the garden. They pop up everywhere once you have them (which I like) and the bees, butterflies and moths absolutely adore them.

Once you have them you can either grow them from the seeds they produce or wait to replant their offspring (or both).

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 21:23

Beautiful day here today as well, spent the afternoon strolling through an apple orchard at a nearby farm. I thought apples were supposed to be having a bad season but this orchard doesn't seem to have listened. The trees were packed with fruit.

Gardeners' Question Time

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 21:06

I've only recently started to listen to it, I find it informative, occasionally funny and over-all very enjoyable.

You really do have to seek out gardening shows though.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 22:20

Frost in August? That would put me in a right old mood.

evergreen perenial border

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 21:31

I think a repeat planted row of lavenders would look good in one of the long planters, like a mini lavender hedge, it would also smell great if you're sat outside. I'm sure others here will have suggestions too.

Dreaded Tomato Blight

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 20:21

Green tomato chutney sounds delicious 

The rest of my tommies have so far been unaffected, they seem to particularly like growing by the side of my front garden, I think the light must be better there. We haven't had a large crop and most are like yours, still green, but we have picked more than some other years.

It's good to hear your plants have survived and are growing well.

Dreaded Tomato Blight

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 16:00

Any updates on your tommies Dove?

Fingers still crossed here.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 14:20

Rainy here with a menacing looking sky, tomorrow is supposed to be nice though so having a relaxing day doing not very much at all.

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