Hardy geraniums

B3B3 Posts: 9,715
I've been trying to find some hardy geraniums for my  newly-cleared shady end of the garden.
I've tried a few garden centres, but the sections have been empty apart from one or two of the usual suspects - wargrave pink and the like.
Is it the wrong time of year or is it the b****t thing starting to bite?
In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 487
    edited 29 April
    Never found many in garden centres either.
    Cranesbill nursery website is helpful for sorting out which ones you like and then you can shop around for best prices.
    Secret Gardening club do a few.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,405
    @B3, as K67 says, have a look on here. You will be spoilt for choice....
    https://www.cranesbillnursery.com
  • B3B3 Posts: 9,715
    Thanks A &K will have a look😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 670
    I use this website, they have some beauties.  https://www.plantpref.co.uk/
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • B3B3 Posts: 9,715
    Thanks BS. I'm spoilt for choice now!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • tessagardenbarmytessagardenbarmy York,North YorkshirePosts: 328
    I always have loads because I divide my clumps and basically  have to give them away. Any gardening  groups local to you that do swops or sales?
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 4,700
    I can recommend the Plantsman's Preference. They're about 30 miles from me & the owners are lovely, knowledgable people. They often have more unusual plants and their prices are reasonable too.

    I can't comment on their mail order service as I always visit - but I should think it would be fine. 
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • B3B3 Posts: 9,715
    No gardening groups. Had a long hard look but there's no gardening groups anyway near me.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 1,624
    GCs are probably keeping the hardy geraniums back in favour of the spring flowering stuff they are trying to sell. When the geraniums are flowering and spring is over I'm sure you'll find better stocks in the regular garden centres. It's worth tracking down smaller more specialist perennial nurseries though.
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 495
    Plantsmans Preference mail order service is great, agree their prices are good, and they have a great range.  Geranium nodosum varieties are good if you want them for shade.  I bought a lovely one, called Svelte Lilac, from Plant Pref.
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