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2407, 2020

When is a geranium not a geranium?

By | July 24th, 2020|

When is a geranium not a geranium?  I quite often find myself having confused conversations with my mum about “Geraniums” both of us talking about completely different plants that need quite different care and wondering what on earth the other is going on about, until I twig and say, “Do [...]

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, [...]

2407, 2020

Books and Reading

By | July 24th, 2020|

There aren’t all that many books specifically about Hardy Geraniums but the handful or so that are available to buy are useful and some can be bought second hand at little expense. It’s hard to pick a favourite because they all cover geraniums in different ways. Some are more technical, [...]

2407, 2020

Native vs non-native Geraniums

By | July 24th, 2020|

I’m sure you all know that not all plants that we grow here in the UK originated here. People known as Plant Hunters have been bringing plants back to the UK for hundreds of years, reaching a peak in Victorian times. Those plants that do not originate here, plants that [...]

2407, 2020

Top Ten Best Sellers

By | July 24th, 2020|

At the end of each season I like to review which Geraniums have been the biggest sellers or the most popular that year. Of course, these statistics can be skewed by bulk buys of individual cultivars and how many I have in stock of any variety (I can’t always carry [...]

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