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1204, 2022

Introducing Starter Pots

By | April 12th, 2022|

What is a Starter Pot? A starter pot is a bare root plant that has recently been potted up into an appropriately sized pot, in this case a 1.5L container. The plants aren’t quite fully rooted and need a bit longer to grow before being planted out into their final [...]

804, 2022

Top Ten Hardy Geraniums 2021

By | April 8th, 2022|

It comes as no surprise that Geranium macrorrhizum Spessart took the top spot again in 2021, it really is a great all rounder, as are all the macrorrhizum cultivars; easy to establish, not fussy, excellent for dry shady spots, semi-evergreen, good long flowering season and easy to control if they [...]

608, 2019

Low growing geraniums

By | August 6th, 2019|

Low growing geraniums come in many different forms, creeping, trailing, mat forming, clump forming, but the one thing they have in common is that they are shorter in stature than some of their counterparts. Low growing is, in my opinion, anything that can reach to approximately 30cms tall at maturity. [...]

1105, 2022

How to look after your cinereum’s

By | May 11th, 2022|

Potting up cinereum and subcaulescens geraniums  Cinereums, along with the subcaulescens species of geraniums should really be treated as alpine plants. In the longer term they should be planted up into clay pots, sand beds or rock gardens where they will be in a free draining [...]

102, 2021

Geranium phaeum ‘Joseph Green’

By | February 1st, 2021|

Geranium phaeum ‘Joseph Green’ is the first ever and only double flowered phaeum. In 2019 I was honoured to be given a piece of this plant, from the original mother plant, by Robin Moss, a renowned geranium breeder here in the UK. ‘Joseph Green’ is a sterile variety so can only [...]

2407, 2020

How do we know what bees can see?

By | July 24th, 2020|

Credit for this blog goes to my sister, Sherralyn Clarke, who teaches science to GCSE and A-Level students. It was prompted by my nephew, last winter when he wanted to know how Bee's can find flowers and so she explained to us about Karl von Frisch and the experiments he [...]

2407, 2020

Aphids – AKA Green Fly – Black Fly

By | July 24th, 2020|

For the most part aphids, more commonly known as green fly or black fly, don’t really affect Geraniums. However, never say never. Last year, conditions seemed to be perfect for the nursery to experience a siege from these mini monsters. Luckily, this glut of aphids came with its perfect partner, [...]

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