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LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,797

Dear all,

Two completely different IDs.

The first is a hardy geranium in my garden - any ideas which one it might be? It's fairly low growing and spreads readily. I've split it and have several to go on a plant stall at the school summer fete, so I'd like to be able to label them.

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The other was spotted growing along shady verges in Devon recently. 

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Thanks in advance image.

Last edited: 23 June 2017 12:57:23

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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,452

    G. macrorrhizum and navelwort, Umbilicus rupestris.

  • The geranium has a rather unpleasant smell but is almost unkillable and will take over any space available.  It has beautiful red colouring to the leaves in autumn.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,372

    Flowering now, low growing,  I'd say Geranium x cantabrigiense, the hybrid of G. macrorrhizum with G dalmaticum. Probably the cultivar 'Cambridge'

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,980

    If the geranium leaves are soft and felty I would say the geranium is macrorrhizum (as above). If they are slightly more leathery and a bit glossier I would opt for cantabrigiense - again, as aboveimage.

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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,797

    I should have said - it is not flowering now, though it's not long finished. I took the photo a while ago and then forgot to ask about it.

    The leaves are soft and felty, I think (dashes out to cop a feel) - yes, very soft.

    So do you think I'd be safe labelling them as macrorrhizum? (no one is going to care, but I do).

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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,797

    Oh and thank you re: the navelwort. Gorgeous and quite strange.

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