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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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Beautiful, one of my favourite flowers.
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 😀
I love geraniums. Are all these beauties growing in your new garden, Jude?
They are indeed, though some of them are almost over now.
How lovely for you.
Even lovelier, the snails and slugs don’t appear to like them, unlike my lilies which have been thoroughly munched 😦
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?
Lovely! We had little tiny geraniums in the garden where I used to live….
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.
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?
I would aim to keep most of the fresh leaves and just remove any old or battered looking ones.
OK. Thanks for that advice 🙂
Love those detailed vein patterns.
They are gorgeous aren’t they? And easily missed on a small flower unless you get close.
I see you’ve already featured Ann Folkard, my favourite, i love it’s lime green leaves and sprawling habit 🙂
I don’t seem to have one of that type. Wonder if there is space for a few more?
Magnificent, Jude, and such a lovely colour. 🙂
love the colour and the detail of the petals!
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!
Well who knows what this is really called! There are so many varieties, but they are all so lovely.
A sweet old fashioned name, Jude, and a pretty lady 🙂