callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

Misty mauves

This beauty is Geranium phaeum var. lividum 'Joan Baker'. When you grow geraniums in the mass they can have a rather weedy, fuzzy look (see below) but individually the flowers are lovely.

These plants are so useful when you have a lot of shade.

Today I have been planting sweet peas. They were sown in February and haven't much of a root system, so I would always prefer an autumn sowing. I don't grow them properly, just up what is called an obelisk and of course isn't an obelisk at all. I wanted them placed for ease of tying in and cutting so they haven't got the best soil. Good luck, little plants, hope the slugs don't get you!
Tags: hardy geraniums, shady gardens

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