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Re: ID help

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

That's a hardy blue cranesbill geranium - I'm guessing ordinary Geranium pratense, but I'm better at group than species!

  • Posted: Tue. 12th June 2012 16:55

Re: Wildflowers

Message from Barry Tabor

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hello, Candy,
I am very surprised that your question has attracted no replies. I do not know if you still need info., after so long a wait, but if so, I would want to suggest that the plants that do best in that situation are the 'woodland edge' species and woodland plants. Probably the hedge is deciduous and you would do well to have early spring plants like primroses and bulbs like bluebells, depending on the aspect. Early plants are going dormant by the time the hedge is casting deep shade and the soil is dried out (as are most woodland floor plants in natural surroundings). If there is sun at the base of your hedge later in the year, Geranium pratense is a handsome, long flowering plant. Some native plants are thugs and will crowd out the smaller more delicate natives, unless they start into growth after your native flowers have begun to die back. Take a look at the listed contents of some commercially available wildflower seed mixtures recommended for woods and woodland edges, pick some you like, check flowering times and sort out which will suit the aspect you have. If you are still in doubt or need more info., please do not hesitate to ask me again, perhaps giving more details of soil, aspect and driness . Good luck - I think not much looks better than a nice display of primroses and English bluebells in early spring, and grasses and geraniums later, but there are native plants to suit all tastes and most situations...... I was once told that Primula vulgaris seed is more valuable, weight for weight than platinum, so do not go ordering an ounce of the seed, which would quite literally contain millions of seeds. If it is a Leylandia hedge, you are banging your head against a brick wall.

  • Posted: Tue. 9th August 2011 10:21

Re: geranium pratense 'splish splash'

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Geranium pratense var striatum 'Splish Splash'

Hi, Bar,
If you visit the page for this plant on this site Geranium pratense 'Splish Splash' , there is a link that gives a list of vendors who sell it. Also, with a Shoot account, you can add it to your 'Plants I Want' list and found out if is compatible with your garden, how to best care for it and where you should plant it - a great tool to use!
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 23rd June 2010 16:16

geranium pratense 'splish splash'

Comment from Bar lawson

In forum: Geranium pratense var striatum 'Splish Splash'

Where can I buy one of these? Ilive in Somerset thankyou,

  • Posted: Fri. 18th June 2010 11:49

Geranium pratense Plenum Violaceum

Question from JILL MANSFIELD

In forum: Container gardening

Can you please help me?
I was given this plant 2 weeks ago by a friend
and 2 days later the flowers had died and the plant looks to me as if it was dead. I have tried giving it a thorough soaking but it has not
Can you help please as I am sure she is going to ask about it soon. (I have brought it home from my allotment so that she cannot see
what has happened!!)

many thanks

  • Posted: Fri. 14th August 2009 21:57

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Geranium pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark'

Geranium pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark' (Meadow cranesbill 'Mrs Kendall Clark') has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Fri. 15th May 2009 10:10

Bit late - a few more

Message from Fi

In forum: Gardening for wildlife

A few that I have put in (also new wildlife pond) which will establish quickly:

Geranium pratense (the perennial one, not pelargonium!) - these form lovely clumps and drape into the water so the frogs/insects can get in and out.
Grasses - any you like.
Ajuga reptans
Ground Ivy
I also have several iris in one place, which I've found the dragonflies use to perch on
oh yes - kniphofia also for airborne insects.
Depending how much room you have, you can grow the coloured stemmed dogwoods - I have two red and yellow (cornus) which I coppice, great for birds etc.
Put some large pebbles for a beach effect in the shallowest bit, the butterflies use this as well as the birds.
Happy ponding

  • Posted: Fri. 27th March 2009 11:16