Is This A Type of Geranium?
Hi, we have several clumps of these pink flowers that are now looking a bit tatty! Are they a type of geranium and should I cut them back to the ground? TIA
Vendée, Western France
Can't tell without a close-up or clear picture of the leaves but if it is a geranium then yes, you can cut it all back to just above ground level and then give it a good drink and maybe a feed to encourage new growth. Within 3 weeks you should have fresh new foliage and maybe some new flowers later on.
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I think it probably is a geranium and you can do what Obelixx says.
Dordogne and Norfolk
west central Scotland
I'd agree- plenty of water after chopping back will refresh it, and you'll get new, green growth
It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....
Looks like geranium x oxonianum. If you cut it back to 2" above the ground right now and give it water as suggested, you'll have a tidy clump of fresh green growth within a couple of weeks and probably a 2nd (lesser) flush of flowers within 6 weeks.
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