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Help with identifying plants in school wildlife garden

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 21:39

Just read up on bracken...won't be introducing it into other areas of the school garden...but didn't realise it can be used for mulch/ not all bad then.

Help with identifying plants in school wildlife garden

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 21:14

Ah Nutcutlet you are coming to my rescue again!  

Hazel! Well I was totally wrong...thanks for the correction.

Bracken - that makes sense...shame though as it doesn't sound exciting enough for such a gorgeous plant...

It's my hand holding the leaf (hand span is around 15cm) ...

Thanks again!  I'm typing up notes for the school as we speak....




Geranium - but what type?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 21:04

thanks everyone...the tip about cutting back is a great idea - it is looking pretty wild and wacky and extra flowering would be worth it.

Thanks too for the variety tips - I've looked up Claridge Druce and it looks like this could be the one...with two options that is closer than I got after researching and I'll add the details to the plant list and guide for the school.

You are all very kind and I really appreciate your expertise.



Help with identifying plants in school wildlife garden

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 20:40

Good evening fellow gardeners!

I'm (still) working through identifying the plants in the school wildlife garden, and after hours of looking on websites and going through all my books...I admit defeat...Could you help?  I'm putting together a concept board with plant idents and a plan of the garden and these plants are the missing pieces....

thanks again for your help.  It makes a huge difference!






Geranium - but what type?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:33

Thank you nutcutlet!  having a "second name" for the plant is close enough for plant identification purposes for the school i think..I appreciate your feedback!  Thanks so much for your help.

Geranium - but what type?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 16:45

 Hello fellow gardeners. I'm creating a map of the plants in my son's primary school's wildlife garden but cannot figure out what kind of geranium this is.  I've ruled out macrorrhizum and himalaynese - the leaf shape is quite distinctive but my plant encyclopedia and google search has so far turned up nothing.

Are there any geranium enthusiasts who could help me find out the variety?

Thank you so much for your help.


Junior Gardeners World

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 19:21

Hello, I'm helping out at my local primary school trying to encourage 6 to 10 year olds to get into gardening.  Unfortunately this is not the best time to start it off.  I've checked out the RHS and Gardeners World site, but also looking for any advice/ideas for indoor activities for when the weather is "challenging".  

I would welcome any nuggets of wisdom from gardeners for ideas/plant choices (that fit in with school terms so the harvest/flowering is before summer hols!).  

thanks for your help!

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