Macro Monday #28

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hardy geranium

Another hardy geranium in the garden. This one could be ‘Mavis Simpson‘ a low and spreading, almost evergreen plant has lobed silvery foliage which makes a lovely background for the pink flowers which themselves have a silver overlay as well as dark veins.


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  1. Beautiful, one of my favourite flowers.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Mine too! And they look after themselves which is a bonus. I was going to ask you to recommend a cheap, but good place to stay in in New York as I know you have been loads of times. My daughter wants to visit for her 40th birthday in mid October. I have your NY pages bookmarked already 😀

  2. I love geraniums. Are all these beauties growing in your new garden, Jude?

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are indeed, though some of them are almost over now.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Even lovelier, the snails and slugs don’t appear to like them, unlike my lilies which have been thoroughly munched 😦

        2. We don’t have snails, it’s possums doing the damage here. How do they eat a mandarin out of its skin and leave the skin hanging on the tree?

  3. Sue says:

    Lovely! We had little tiny geraniums in the garden where I used to live….

  4. susurrus says:

    It’s very beautiful with the purple veining. I don’t think it’s ‘Mavis Simpson’, though I could be wrong. At first glance I thought it was some form of oxanianum, perhaps ‘Lace Time’ or similar, but they cross so readily that it’s hard to be sure.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I doubt I shall ever know the names of the ones in the garden, as you say they self-seed and cross so easily, but they are lovely plants. I have read that it is good to crop them after flowering, does this include chopping down the leaves as well as the flower heads?

      1. susurrus says:

        I would aim to keep most of the fresh leaves and just remove any old or battered looking ones.

        1. Heyjude says:

          OK. Thanks for that advice 🙂

  5. Beautywhizz says:

    Love those detailed vein patterns.

    1. Heyjude says:

      They are gorgeous aren’t they? And easily missed on a small flower unless you get close.

  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I see you’ve already featured Ann Folkard, my favourite, i love it’s lime green leaves and sprawling habit 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I don’t seem to have one of that type. Wonder if there is space for a few more?

  7. Magnificent, Jude, and such a lovely colour. 🙂

  8. nowathome says:

    love the colour and the detail of the petals!

  9. How lovely. It reminds me of the geranium I have in my garden called Claridge Druce. Mine was getting overgrown so I dug out quite a bit of it and cut back what was left and now it is flowering again – great value!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well who knows what this is really called! There are so many varieties, but they are all so lovely.

  10. restlessjo says:

    A sweet old fashioned name, Jude, and a pretty lady 🙂

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