Hardy Geraniums, or Cranesbills as they are commonly known, are one of the easiest and best garden performers for low maintenance, flowering displays and versatility to growing conditions. Everyone should find space for them! Not to be confused with bedding Geraniums, more correctly called Pelargoniums, these really are one of the most versatile plants - sun or shade, wet or dry, pots or garden, they just keep doing their thing year after year. From their dormant state over winter, in spring they produce neat and tidy small domes of leaves, which are smothered in flowers in summer. A mecca for bees, they will be buzzing with activity on sunny days. In autumn, the leaves often turn red orange too. A simple trim off of old growth in autumn is all they need - what could be easier.
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