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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…

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…

Growing Hardy Geraniums from Seed

Growing Hardy Geraniums from Seed Hardy Geraniums are rapidly increasing in popularity as trouble-free garden plants. David and Frances Hibberd describe a range of forms and how to raise them from seed. Geranium & Pelargonium The first point that must be made in this article is to distinguish…

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…

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

…from cornflowers and sweet peas to Rudbeckia and zinnias. Some, such as petunias and geraniums (Pelargoniums) are frost-tender perennials, which are treated as annuals and require frost protection; others are hardy annuals which can be sown directly outside. Nearly all summer bedding plants can be…

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).…

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,…

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…

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. * •…

How to grow fuchsias

…trials ground. Fuchsia Best features Hardiness Habit Ideal for Fuchsia 'Genii' Golden foliage that contrasts with the bright pink/ purple flowers Hardy Bush Borders/ Containers Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' Simple and elegant. White blooms on rounded, bushy plants Hardy Bush Borders/ Containers Fuchsia 'Pink…

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…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…

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

…have 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.…

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…

Top 10 Autumn and Winter Flowering Bulbs

…and Nerine bowdenii is perfectly hardy in the UK, despite its South African origins. 4. Sternbergia Closely resembling Crocus, Sternbergia make excellent bulbs for autumn colour at the end of the year. Sprinkle them throughout rockeries or plant these hardy bulbs in large naturalised groups…

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 30th May 2014

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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…

What to do in the garden in May

…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) * •…

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…