Geranium Johnson’s Blue

Geranium Johnson's Blue

Geranium × johnsonii ‘Johnson’s Blue’, the Meadow Cranesbill Johnson’s Blue, or more simply Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’ is a clump forming hardy geranium with lavender, 5 petalled flowers, approximately 5 com (2 inches) across which held above attractive foliage. The plant hold’s the RHS Award of Garden Merit. The hardy geraniums are great ground cover plants, given their spreading …

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Currant obsession: Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum

Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum Last year I moved back to the UK after spending over ten years in Australia, in the sub-tropical climate of Sydney. So, I’m currently enjoying my first Northern Hemisphere spring in all that time and my first spring ever living in Scotland. I’ve been delighting in the wonderful the variety of …

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Acanthus mollis: For foliage and flowers, sun and shade

Acanthus mollis foliage

Acanthus mollis is also known as the Oyster Plant or Bear’s Breeches. It is a plant I very often incorporate into my gardens. Acanthus mollis is a striking perennial with large, deeply lobed leaves and tall flower spikes. The flowers bloom in late spring to early summer. They are white or pinkish with purple bracts …

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