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Does anyone know which Hardy Geranium this is?

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 22:35

my x magnificum didn't flower for a few weeks, much less than that.

I think you're right about maculatum.

Things that are being given away in clumps are usually something you might regret later 

and rarely a named variety. Except x magnificum 

Iris's growing already

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 22:13

bulbs often appear early but they usually sort themselves out by flowering time. As you say, not much you can do about it

Does anyone know which Hardy Geranium this is?

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 22:10

the second one could just possibly be a G. maculatum or cultivar but I'm not putting any money on that.

re the first one

there's an old hybrid called Geranium x magnificum that might be the one. Flowers once, not for long,

There was some of that here when we came, great mounds of it, few flowers but, again brief, late summer leaf colour. Sterile I think, there were never any babies.

Does anyone know which Hardy Geranium this is?

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 20:44

not a sanguineum, the leaves are wrong

It may not be anything definite, they're so promiscuous

A photo of it flowering without the hand would be good to show how it looks in the garden.  

Is it evergreen or does it die back in winter?

Does it colour up in autumn?

When did it flower? early or late spring.

Was it just the one crop of flowers or were there some through the season?


Posted: 21/11/2016 at 18:43

I think too deep. The potential leaves don't want to be buried. Have a look at your mum's and see where they are, that's where they want to be

Crocus and Daffodils

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 11:39

we live on the dry side of the country.

though looking out of the window today I'm not so sure

Crocus and Daffodils

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 23:10
Buttercupdays says:

C. Tommasinianus is brilliant in grass.  Bear in mind though that you can't mow the grass for at least 6 weeks after flowering.


See original post

 do you think you could convince my OH re that Buttercup?

They do surprisingly well in spite of the early haircut 

Identify Please

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 17:15

It's one of the Mahonia x media cultivars, I can't tell them apart..Might be 'Charity'


groundcover plants as replacement for lawn

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 15:54

When I've let thyme get shaded out by other plants it's gone all leggy, bald and hardly flowered.

Check where thyme grows naturally Watery, don't listen to us or Monty.

Crocus and Daffodils

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 15:50

They don't all go well in the long term. Some narcissi need splitting up every few years or they stop flowering. I have February Gold and Tresamble in grass. Both sold as suitable for naturalising but, while February Gold gets better every year, Tresamble is wasting away.

I think the smaller species crocus look better in grass, C. tommasinianus does well

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