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Is This A Type of Geranium?

paulday75paulday75 Posts: 5
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


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,829
    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.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,078
    I think it probably is a geranium and you can do what Obelixx says.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,350
    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....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,238
    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.
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
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