Posted: 07/06/2016 at 01:20
Guernsey Donkey 2 - after the above discussions, I weakened and bought a couple of fairly mature Mrs Bradshaw's and found one Cooky which is great.
I had 2 what were labelled Lady Stratheden - but I'm wondering if the labels were mixed up where I bought them because one bud has flowered today and it looks the same red as the separately bought Mrs Bradshaws. Some geums I've had in the past had a bud colour only during the budding time and the colour was different when they flowered fully. I haven't been able to find any description of Lady Stratheden blooming red first and then turning yellow - so I'm thinking whoever put the labels on the pots has made a mistake.
The Lady Stratheden's were bought some time ago and are in a different part of the garden from the Mrs Bradshaws I planted a few days ago - so I didn't muddle them. I'm really disappointed, much as I love Bradshaws, that I now have two Strathedens which were planted with a mix of yellow flowers but which now look as if they are bright Bradshaws red!
This was labelled 'Lady Stratheden' - but it doesn't look as if it's going to turn yellow!!!! Or is it meant to be red first and then turns yellow? The 2nd bud on the same stem which you see here looks as if it is going to be yellow.
This was a too long explanation of my confusion - sorry about that. I'm having a day full of senior moments!
Last edited: 07 June 2016 01:23:16