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Plant id - pink ground cover

a1154a1154 Posts: 1,046

very common in the gardens round here, but no one has a name. Pink bell hangs down.

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,038

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    Click on the Green goblet type icon and follow the instructions.

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,046

    image

     Oh thought it was there because i could see it.  Doh! 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985

    Do the leaves have a strong pungent scent?

    could be Geranium macrorrhizum if so

     



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 980

    Nutcutlet is right. Great for ground cover but easily pulled up.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985

    I've got 3 colours, all lovelyimage



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,046

    Yes does smell.  Looks like Cranesbill bevans variety is the common name. Semi evergreen and mat forming, so sounds like a useful plant.  

  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,046

    Sorry - another question.  Now i have come to take a whole lot of these from a neighbours garden, they have a massive root that kind of goes along the ground rather than into it.  

    They pull up easily with this attached.  Do i need to plant with this whole root underground, or shorten it? 

    Thanks.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985

    I usually shorten it.  I have lots and can afford to pick the best so I look for pieces that have a bit of fine root, however small, and cut off beyond that. Sounds like you've got plenty to do that as well. They are very successful at growing from that.



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 1,046

    Brilliant.  Thanks for speedy response.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,985

    This wet year is very good for getting plants established. No danger of drying outimage



    In the sticks near Peterborough
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