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Gardening- Hardy Geranium phaeum

Geranium phaeum and its cultivars (along with Geranium macrorrhizum) are usually one of the first hardy geraniums flowering in my garden.  These two extremely hardy individuals, apart from having lovely flowers (the latter also has strongly scented leaves) can cope in extremely dry and shady conditions so were ideal choices around two fully grown cherry trees in my front garden.

This year though has been nice as I've spotted a few really promising seedlings coming in to flower that I'll be digging up and planting them in the back garden so they can get as big as possible before dividing them in Autumn.  Without competition from the other plants they should grow pretty big before dividing, then I can re-plant them 'en masse' back in the phaeum border!

Anyways, to give you an idea of what this border looks like, here's a photo of them from last year;

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March blooms

Tag: blooms, bokeh, flowers, garden, macro

The past few weeks has seen some lovely weather around here, although it is set to get a lot cooler over the weekend

Last Sunday I saw my first Butterflies of the season and my parents' garden was full with Ladybirds everywhere. Some orgies, others just huddling together in the beautiful sun. There were hundreds, perhaps even thousands and we had to be careful where we stepped.

March so far has looked something like this:

Helleborus Harvington Double Purple.

Acer 'Katsura's' fresh leaves emerging look to be on fire:

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Spring is in the air!

Tag: blooms, crocus, flowers, spring

After having woken with a debilitating migraine on Tuesday and calling in sick; it eventually passed and I decided to pop out into the garden to get a few photos in the mild February weather as well as doing a spot of planting as my decking is slowly beginning to overflow with plants.

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