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Geranium or weed?

LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,455
I have this starting to grow though my borders, I definitely didn't plant it but could have been in my garden from the previous owners, without me noticing.

Similar leaves to geranium, but I'm not convinced..


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,577
    looks like a geranium to me. 
  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 1,455
    Well it looks nice, and it's spreading, but I can't recall noticing it until the other year, and I've been in this house for 13 years!!
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,884
    If you cut it back to the ground in about a week or so, it will probably flower again, I have one very similar. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • HotwaxHotwax Posts: 51
    I have it too, but it’s a bit of a thug. Good ground cover, but it’ll self seed like mad if you let it.
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,884
    Thats why you need to cut it back to the ground, no seeds and another lot of flowers later.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,659
    I have it too, at first I let it seed as I liked it but now I don't as it started to take over. Could be Geranium x oxonianum but there are varieties in that group.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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