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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 Hardy Geraniums 2019

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 [...]

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

Alpine or Rock Geraniums

By | July 24th, 2020|

In this blog we’re going to investigate what is meant by Alpine or Rock plants, which Geraniums this applies to and how to grow and care for them successfully. Okay so let’s start at the beginning, the term Alpine refers to the region where these sorts of plants have originated [...]

2407, 2020

Red Flowered Geraniums

By | July 24th, 2020|

Seeing Red!  In truth there are no red geraniums, certainly not in the red I imagine when someone says red, like a traffic light or fire engine, not even the red of a bedding geranium or pelargonium. There are however some that are probably classed as a purple or dark [...]

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