WINGING IT Bees love Geranium pratense, or cranesbill
The effect is created by the flowers of geranium pratense, the meadow cranesbill
Buxton's Blue' is a famous cranesbill
named after a great plantsman, E.
Meadow buttercup, the globe flower and the woodland cranesbill
are all native to Scotland and should enjoy the situation.
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.
Fortunately the menacing molusc did not like the seedlings of some of the desirable wildflowers such as wood cranesbill
, rough hawkbit and greater burnet.
Geranium Max Frei A COMPACT perennial form of the cranesbill
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.
The huge thistly purple Greater Knapweed and stunning pink Bloody Cranesbill
can sway in the breeze alongside violet Loosestrife and green Sweet Woodruff, yellow Creeping Jenny and blue Meadow Clary.