WINGING IT Bees love Geranium pratense, or cranesbill
Roseanne, which is one of the most versatile of all cranesbills
and deserves a round of applause on every level.
Buxton's Blue' is a famous cranesbill
named after a great plantsman, E.
The effect is created by the flowers of geranium pratense, the meadow cranesbill
Hyachinth bulbs, right | A native meadow cranesbill
, Geranium pratense
Meadow buttercup, the globe flower and the woodland cranesbill
are all native to Scotland and should enjoy the situation.
Cut off a few of the lower large branches to enable you to underplant with ground cover plants which will withstand dry shade such as vinca and cranesbill
The bloody cranesbill
, Geranium sanguineum has produced a compact form called striatum, is ideal for raised beds and gravel gardens.
geraniums a haircut when they have finished flowering to keep them compact and encourage a second flush of flowers.
We're talking hardy geraniums here and specifically the Meadow Cranesbill
Housemartins are still feeding young in Prescot, while, at Rainford, Jim found plenty of meadow cranesbill
, greater bellflower and common fleabane at its flowering best.
Guidelines include: | Grow more flowers, shrubs and trees that provide nectar and pollen as food for bees and other pollinators throughout the year - pussy willow, primroses and crocuses in spring, lavenders, meadow cranesbill
and ox-eye daisies in summer, ivy and hebes in autumn, and mahonia shrubs and cyclamen in winter.