Growing Advice Please
Today I took my elderly neighbour to a well known DIY store. Today being Wednesday is Diamond Geezer day so 10% off all purchases. Once he had found all the things he wanted I found myself strangely drawn towards the garden section. Then I spotted the Clearance trolley! Fatal! Some of the plants were clearly quite dead but I spotted two sorry looking plants in 3L pots who desperately needed water and TLC. Whats a gardener to do, I had to rescue them of course. So I am now the owner of a Shasta Daisy - Broadway Lights and a Geum - Totally Tangerine. I just need some advice about growing conditions etc. or can I just stick them in the garden and let them get on with it? They have been well watered and all the dead bits have been removed so they are looking a little better now. Thanks folks.
I have the geum growing very happy here - in clay soil, moderately sunny sites. It flowers really early - March some years - and looks lovely all spring. Then it goes over a bit so I cut the old flower stems off in July-ish and it gets going again and keeps going until October or November. I started with one, think I've at least a dozen from divisions now. It's big for a geum - 2 feet tall and wide.
Thanks raisingirl. I have a garden over clay so thats good news. The Geum is huge in the pot so I may see some flowers before the end of the season.
Thats a great tip Verdun as I would like to have lots of them and it is a huge plant. I will divide it now and put the divisions into pots to overwinter. Thank you Just realised I can probably get 4 new plants so for £2.50 its not three bad!
Btw, did we decide if it was pronounced Geum (like George) or Geum (like gum)?
By George, I think I agree.
George for me too.