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Geraniums | Geranium Varieties

Geraniums Ever since the first geranium introduction, many gardeners have still found them difficult to grow. This article outlines their history, surveys the modern varieties and most importantly, how to grow them with success. Until the mid 1960s geraniums (zonal pelargoniums) were all grown from…

Top 10 Summer Bedding Plants

…with colour up to the first frosts. 4. Geranium A common bedding plant and for good reason! These sturdy, sun-loving plants are well suited to hot, dry conditions and flower all summer through to the first frosts. Pelargoniums, commonly known as Geraniums, are versatile bedding plants for summer…

Growing Hardy Geraniums from Seed

…them from seed. Geranium & Pelargonium The first point that must be made in this article is to distinguish between Geranium, species of which are commonly known as 'Hardy Geraniums' or 'Cranesbills', and Pelargonium, whose species are known in horticulture as 'Geraniums'. A confusion exists…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 2nd November 2012

…stuffed with Fuchsias. My options are garage, shed or conservatory. Answer: Hi Anna. When you refer to geraniums I am assuming that we are talking about Pelargoniums rather than hardy geraniums. These can be overwintered, but they will need a bright location with a minimum temperature of 5C (41F).…

Top 10 Perennial Plants

…Rudbeckia flowers last well as a cut flower too. 4. Geranium Hardy Geraniums, also known as Cranesbill, are a diverse group of plants and are some of the most tolerant and long-lived perennials you could grow. Happy in any position, Geranium plants are great for filling tricky areas of the garden…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 27th May 2011

…as they root very well! Best of luck Brian. Name: Sarah Hacker Question: Can you divide hardy geraniums now? They've got a bit out of hand. Answer: Hi Sarah, it is a bit late to be dividing Geraniums as they won’t establish well in hot and dry conditions. If you can provide a constantly moist…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer session 21st March 2014

…and fresh green colours, although take care if you have children or pets as it is poisonous. Hardy Geraniums are good groundcover in the shade producing flowers in early summer though to autumn - Geranium phaeum is particularly tolerant of heavy shade. Vinca (periwinkle), Epimedium, Brunnera, Hosta,…

Top 10 easy to grow flower plants and seeds for beginners | Top 10 flower, fruit and vegetable guides

…flowers. From tall varieties for the border to small types for beds and containers, there is a marigold to suit every sunny spot in the garden. 8. Hardy Geranium (Cranesbill) Reliable, low maintenance, ground cover that will wander through your borders year after year. Hardy geraniums are not…

Award-Winning Seeds and Plants

…launched at the Chelsea Flower Show since 1913 and Geranium 'Rozanne' came out on top. 'Rozanne' produces large, sky-blue flowers, with an attractive eye and will flower from late May until late in the autumn, quite unique for a Hardy Geranium. Repeat flowering throughout the summer, 'Rozanne' makes…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 25th November

…right – this is a Pelargonium. One of the main reasons for Pelargoniums not flowering is a lack of light, which can cause them to make tall, spindly growth. Next summer try placing your plant in a sunny spot in the garden. It can stay there throughout the summer, but you will need to…

What to do in the garden in June

…new foliage. * • Towards the end of June, if your hardy Geraniums have finished flowering cut them back to encourage new foliage and flowers. * • Cut back bulb foliage as soon as it has died down naturally. * • Stake tall or floppy perennial plants to prevent wind damage. * • As…

How to grow tomatoes

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Top 10 Greenhouses

…10ft) - A large Victorian tall wall greenhouse When space is at a premium but gardening is your passion, the Growhouse Classic Lean To is perfect for you. Ideally suited to a south facing wall or large courtyard garden this well designed, and highly functional Victorian tall wall greenhouse is ideal…

How to grow Runner Beans

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Encouraging Bees in your garden

…of logs, stems and branches and leave it be - the more untidy, the better! Other species will enjoy a grassy bank to nest it - let the grass grow tall and plant pollen rich plants along the edge of the bank. Planting flowers for bees. It's best to aim for a good variety of pollen rich flowers that…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 1st November 2013

…pond. It's about 12ft x 8ft with a border of about 2ft all around it. Could you advise on what I could plant for colour year round? Nothing too tall as don't want to take away the view of the fish. There's water lilies in the pond so want to be able to see these when in flower too. Thank you any…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session February 10th 2012

…Petunias make good, long flowering ground cover too - how about Petunia 'Mirage Red'? Or could opt for a bright red bedding pelargonium such as Geranium 'Best Red' which will certainly give you a bright display this summer. If you would prefer a longer lasting planting scheme that will return each…

How To Grow Sweet Peas

…Plants * Special Offers * Annual Plants * Perennial & Biennial Plants * Begonia Plants * Busy Lizzie Plants * Dianthus Plants * Fuchsia Plants * Geranium & Pelargonium Plants * Pansy Plants * Petunia Plants * Sweet Pea Plants * Flower Bulbs * Special Offers * Allium Bulbs * Anemones * Begonia Tubers…

Top 10 cut flowers to grow at home

…Plants * Special Offers * Annual Plants * Perennial & Biennial Plants * Begonia Plants * Busy Lizzie Plants * Dianthus Plants * Fuchsia Plants * Geranium & Pelargonium Plants * Pansy Plants * Petunia Plants * Sweet Pea Plants * Flower Bulbs * Special Offers * Allium Bulbs * Anemones * Begonia Tubers…

Top 10 Evergreen Shrubs

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Top 10 Summer Flowering Bulbs

…Plants * Special Offers * Annual Plants * Perennial & Biennial Plants * Begonia Plants * Busy Lizzie Plants * Dianthus Plants * Fuchsia Plants * Geranium & Pelargonium Plants * Pansy Plants * Petunia Plants * Sweet Pea Plants * Flower Bulbs * Special Offers * Allium Bulbs * Anemones * Begonia Tubers…

Thompson & Morgan | Facebook Question and Answer Session 23rd March 2012

…flat so don't want to spend too much. I've got lavender in the garden but want something tall in a pot that can take gusty winds? Answer: Hi Eunice. That's quite a tricky one as there are not many tall Mediterranean plants that will tolerate the cold, gusty winds we get in the UK. Have you…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 24th August 2012

…been perfect for them and populations have simply exploded. Have you tried growing hardy geraniums? They will cope on most soils and provide good ground cover. Try a fairly vigorous variety such as Geranium 'Rozanne'. You will also find that Astilbe and Japanese anemones are fairly slug free. Look…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 30th May 2014

…Plants * Special Offers * Annual Plants * Perennial & Biennial Plants * Begonia Plants * Busy Lizzie Plants * Dianthus Plants * Fuchsia Plants * Geranium & Pelargonium Plants * Pansy Plants * Petunia Plants * Sweet Pea Plants * Flower Bulbs * Special Offers * Allium Bulbs * Anemones * Begonia Tubers…

Plant Breeding at Home

…much room or space. Some gardeners have vied with each other to produce the ideal new plant in only the tiniest of back gardens. Plants like geraniums, dianthus, nasturtium, fuchsias, petunia and many others can be grown in pots and will take up little space. STEP A - The 'Selection' Method Many…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook horticultural question and answer session

…part of the Chelsea celebration pack I received Geranium skyrocket - do they not get to climb in their first year - everyone is driving me mad asking what's going to be on the obelisk which these are planted around. Answer: By next year, your Geranium Skyrocket should have settled in nicely and it…

How To Grow Asparagus

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How to grow Broad Beans

…Plants * Special Offers * Annual Plants * Perennial & Biennial Plants * Begonia Plants * Busy Lizzie Plants * Dianthus Plants * Fuchsia Plants * Geranium & Pelargonium Plants * Pansy Plants * Petunia Plants * Sweet Pea Plants * Flower Bulbs * Special Offers * Allium Bulbs * Anemones * Begonia Tubers…

How to grow fuchsias

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How To Grow Herbs

…Plants * Special Offers * Annual Plants * Perennial & Biennial Plants * Begonia Plants * Busy Lizzie Plants * Dianthus Plants * Fuchsia Plants * Geranium & Pelargonium Plants * Pansy Plants * Petunia Plants * Sweet Pea Plants * Flower Bulbs * Special Offers * Allium Bulbs * Anemones * Begonia Tubers…

How To Grow Raspberries

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Petunias

…situations which suit it so well. Like most popular bedding plants a great deal of hybridisation has been undertaken over the years. Like the geranium it has been transformed from a perennial plant raised from cuttings and used mainly as a pot plant into a seed raised bedding plant which although…

Top 10 Autumn and Winter Flowering Bulbs

…Plants * Special Offers * Annual Plants * Perennial & Biennial Plants * Begonia Plants * Busy Lizzie Plants * Dianthus Plants * Fuchsia Plants * Geranium & Pelargonium Plants * Pansy Plants * Petunia Plants * Sweet Pea Plants * Flower Bulbs * Special Offers * Allium Bulbs * Anemones * Begonia Tubers…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 3rd May 2013

…during the day, but by the first week of June they will be huge. Does that mean they will fizzle out earlier than normal? All the usual things: geraniums, petunias, etc. and I am feeding them once a week. Answer: Hi Sue, your plants should perform as per normal provided you keep feeding and watering…

What to do in the garden in May

…base, cut just above the lowest set of leaves. * • Take cuttings of tender perennials such as Fuchsia, Argyranthemum and Pelargoniums (geraniums). The new shoots of hardy perennials can also be used for cuttings. * • Take softwood cuttings of shrubby herbs (such as sage and lemon verbena)…