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Question from Karen Mann

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, sorry if this is in the wrong place but I couldn't find how to post!
I've moved to a new house and this plant is popping up all over the place. It's roots are similar to hardy geraniums and always appears in the middle of another plant! Is it a plant or weed?
Thanks for your help

Karen !

  • Posted: Mon. 15th June 2020 16:29

What is this?

General post from David Goldson

In forum: Identify a plant

This plant was one of a collection supposedly geraniums. It ha seven dull dark green parts to a leaf and a bright yellow flower very like a buttercup.

  • Posted: Wed. 20th May 2020 13:41

Sawfly infestations

Question from serena keane

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

Hi everyone, new to Shoot and relatively new to gardening. I started my garden last year. My roses and potted geraniums and a few other species have are plagues with what look like sawfly larvae. I want to avoid using strong pesticides and have been trying to manage them by picking them off but it is very labour intensive. Any tips would be welcome. Should I remove damaged leaves etc, is there anything I could plant that might deter them etc. Thanks a mil Serena, wicklow, ireland

  • Posted: Tue. 28th August 2018 21:13

What are these bugs?

Question from Ann Di Marco

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

I live in SW France. I have a long line of upright geraniums in window boxes, 3 to a box. One by one, they are keeling over and shrivelling up. I dug into the compost and found these bugs/maggots. They are so ugly! I don't really want to know what they are so much as how to prevent them and keep my lovely display.

  • Posted: Thu. 2nd August 2018 08:30

Re: unknown hanging basket plant

Message from Arlynn Muckey

In forum: Identify a plant

They look like pink geraniums (pelargonium). There are several kinds of geraniums, some of which have rounder petals than the flowers on your plant.

  • Posted: Wed. 1st August 2018 22:05

Re: Plants for very shallow soil

Message from Carol

In forum: General

Many of the alpines will cope - ordinary things like stonecrops can be quite interesting colours all the time and will flower. I would think that things like Arenaria, and Erigeron and the sorts of things that grow in cracks will also cope. Campanula muralis doesn't need a lot of soil and maybe some of the smaller hardy geraniums ("macedonica"?). What would you really like it to look like?

  • Posted: Mon. 16th October 2017 17:36

Re: Can you help?

Message from Ann Di Marco

In forum: Identify a plant

Definitely pelargoniums! Do the leaves smell when you crush them? Related to geraniums.

  • Posted: Thu. 8th June 2017 09:54

Epsom salts and geraniums

Question from Geoff Bird

In forum: Container gardening

I hear Geraniums like feeding with magnesium sulphate. But would like advice on dilution rates please, and frequency of feeding.

  • Posted: Mon. 22nd August 2016 09:36

Re: I planted this geranium a few years ago hoping for a moderate ground cover.

Message from Carol

In forum: Geranium macrorrhizum 'Doppeldecker'

I don't know this particular macrorrhizum - but have found that some are quite easy to remove. The worst thug in the geraniums I have found is phaeum which makes really deep roots. Its probably worth a try, clearing from some of the flowerbed and taking it back to covering just some of the ground. And you can always pot up the bits you pull out to give them to your friends (or enemies - depending how much ground cover they need!).

  • Posted: Mon. 16th May 2016 07:21

Re Anyone know this plant

Message from Donna

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks, these leaves are quite shiny compared to what I am use to with geraniums. Saying that, where as from the stem on monkshood, you get separate leaves, on mine the fingers come off what appears to be a disk of leave... If you get what I mean

  • Posted: Wed. 4th May 2016 14:01

Fushia - Fushia Rust or Over watering

Photo from Eleanor Davis

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks


This has been going on about 6 weeks.

I am not sure if it's Fushia rust as there is nothing underneath the leaf, they look the same as they do on top..

I had read fushias don't like to be dry so a while back I put black material on the earth around them and began watering them more. when the leaf situation began to get worse I watered slightly less although the earth under the black material never dried out.

These are planted in a wheelbarrow with some Geraniums

I bought these this year so if I need to just throw them away (if they're a lost cause) I'm okay with doing that.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

  • Posted: Sun. 21st September 2014 15:52

Re: Re: Re: This is the continuation of the previous post showing the primula vulagaris error

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

I am in Oregon, don't remember the conversion from centigrade to Fahrenheit, I have plants that survive 10 degrees Fahrenheit and geraniums are one of those plants that are tough, it maybe G. macrorrhizum, crush the leaf and see if it smells.

  • Posted: Fri. 8th August 2014 18:06

Re: Re: This is the continuation of the previous post showing the primula vulagaris error

Message from Identify a plant

In forum: Identify a plant

That is what I thought but without flowers its hard to be certain. I live in Vermont where winter temps can go as low as minus 36 C. Some geraniums survive here but without blooms I hesitate to put it in the ground, the curiosity is driving me nuts on all of my submissions to you.

  • Posted: Fri. 8th August 2014 16:48

Rabbit resistant plants

General post from Diane

In forum: General

Could anyone give me some names of rabbit resistant perennials? I recently bought some geraniums (as various sites indicated that rabbits wouldn't eat them). In a couple of days, they were gone!! I basically live on the outskirts of a field and want to design my front garden with some flowers - other than roses. HELP!!!

  • Posted: Mon. 4th August 2014 09:14

Re: Mytery Plant in Pot

Message from Matilda

In forum: Identify a plant

The plant suddenly shot up from the geraniums in this deep pot. Can anyone identify it?

  • Posted: Mon. 4th August 2014 05:39

Re: Ground cover suggestions please

Message from Clockhouse Nursery

In forum: General

How about....
Vinca Minor or Major (perriwinkle), Pachysandra terminalis, Epimediums, Euphorbia Robbiae, Alchemilla Mollis, Brunnera and some perennial geraniums such as macrorrhizum.

  • Posted: Mon. 14th July 2014 08:35

Re: Snail/ Slug Eggs

Message from Carol

In forum: General

I wouldn't throw it all away. You could leave it open to dry out - and pick 'em out when there are birds around who might eat them for you. The soil is full of them and most plants grow pretty well. Perhaps I wouldn't use the compost to plant very snail-friendly plants like hostas, but you would be fine if it is geraniums.

  • Posted: Sat. 14th June 2014 21:19

Re: Container Fruit trees

Message from Carol

In forum: New member

How much and how often do you water them? It's very difficult to keep the water level right with anything in pots - even geraniums. So much depends on the size of the container and the water holding capacity of the soil/ growing medium you have used.

  • Posted: Wed. 11th June 2014 17:03

Re: Question on a plant from Kansas

Message from keaton

In forum: Identify a plant

Thank you for that information, you're exactly right. It's definitely pokeweed. Probably not the best thing to have alongside the geraniums!

  • Posted: Tue. 10th June 2014 02:08

Help with planting ideas

Comment from Amy mole

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi , can anyone recommend some planting ideas for my rather empty rock / plant border . Heavy clay soil which gets the sun for most of the day . Gets very dry in the sun and very wet in the rain . Currently there are a few hebe,s some lady's mantle and creeping geraniums but not much else . When we brought the house it was just weeds , now they have been removed I'm excited to get planting , but I'm struggling for ideas . Any suggestions appreciated .

  • Posted: Wed. 21st May 2014 07:47