This macrorrhizum Geranium grows on you after a while. The flowers may not be knock out but nevertheless on closer inspection they are indeed very pretty.
An absolute knock out for ground cover and after a few years weeds will be pretty well smothered out. The leaves are extremely aromatic and can be dried and used for pot-pourri.
It just borders on being evergreen, even here in Aberdeen. In late Autumn the leaves turn red and in severe Winters when most of the leaves may be lost some of the rhizomes will be visible on the surface of the ground. Just leave well be, don’t be tempted to start pulling at the rhizomes, come early Spring all will be covered beautifully with fresh green leaves and looking very lush, the pale pink flowers will be abundant in late Spring and early Summer. Received the RHS award of garden merit.
Plant in moderately fertile soil that is free draining, grows well in alkaline or acidic soil. Performance is best in a semi shaded position but will grow in full sun or full shade.
Another very similar variety which we have in our woodland area is macrorrhizum ‘Bevan’s Variety’ this one is planted along side Ingwersens and the only difference is, the flowers are a deeper lilac shade.
Height – 30cm
Width – Will spread up to 1mtr in a couple of years
Hardiness – Fully hardy
A few areas of the garden which I think were looking not too bad in late July.
We planted up this Heather bed last Autumn, requires a little time to mature.
Beside the wee garden pond
Picture from our living room window, Begonia Helen Harmes in the containers.
Box Topiary at the patio doors adds a finishing touch.
Love it or hate it, there is no denying the Royal Renaissance Begonia Flamboyant grabs the attention of most people.
We visited The Mains of Drum Garden Centre which opened a couple of years ago, situated on Royal Deeside about fourteen miles from our place. It was one of those warm sunny days in late July which have been few and far between this Summer. A very pleasant day out and very nice lunch in their restaurant. Very much worthy of a visit if you are in the area. I would say that they are targeting the well heeled, be prepared to dig deep.
No Myra this isn’t your new house.
Japanese ornamental features, beautiful, blingy and expensive.
This Yew topiary cloud is magnificent, Myra hangs her head in disappointment. The price tag £2500, something like 4000 Us Dollars. Must have taken many years to create this specimen.
The grounds and beyond on leaving this very special place.
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