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No Gardeners World and

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:53

BBC Humbug!!

Hardy geranium

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 17:43

It will bulk up quite quickly and seed all over the place if you let it, unless it is a named cultivar which tend to be better behaved.

Hardy geranium

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:32

Or Geranium Endresii.

My neighbour too, although he has now erected a 6 foot fence all along our boundary and it has gained me a foot of extra width, more planting opportunities i suppose!

Hardy geranium

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 21:39

Hi B3, could be Oxonianum or Macrorizum, both make great ground cover, seed freely and bulk up quickly. Geranium Macrorizum is particularly good in dry shade where virtually nothing else will grow, I use the white variety a lot for this reason.

I suggest you put some kind of barrier down to stop it reinvading when you've got it out / finished cursing it!

What is Best Deep Lawn Edging

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 19:21

I recommend rite-edge, it's not the cheapest but very sturdy and flexible. I use it for almost every new lawn installation. You still have to edge though. 

Fuchsias! to prune or not to prune?

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 19:11

Well the unpruned Fuchsia's suffered terribly from rust last year, don't know if it was a particularly bad year for it but said customer has agreed that they be cut down to ground level this year

I always do Fuchsia's in April here in the East Midlands, we still get the odd frost right into May but the new shoots are rarely affected.

Flowers under a hedge

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 18:06

Wild violets, Geranium Macrorrhizum is brilliant for dry shade, also sweet woodruff (Galium Odorata) and maybe some Perywinkle.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 07:45

I had the same issue with a new lawn i seeded over fresh "enriched" top soil, the reason being that there was still undigested organic matter in the soil which the worms were loving. i did knock the casts down before mowing and once the mowing season really got underway it became less of a problem and was fine in the second year at spring time. You could put a feed on it with added iron which will raise the PH and deter the worms from coming up into the rootzone.

Talkback: Plants for dry shade

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 20:29
Geranium Macrorizum, Galium odorata and Pulmonaria all excel in dry shade

Worst year for rust

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:45

Worst I've seen, have a real problem with one particular variety "Heron" in borders, completely defoliated in August but in good growth now and flowering, others very little and some no trouble at all. Didn't prune hard this year because of the mild winter so thought that may be a factor.

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