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Geranium-Maderense

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Geranium-Maderense

This is my matured Maderense, so hopefully, my seedlings will look like this one day....:-)



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That's beautiful - I love the leaves and 'stalks' at the bottom - it has a really nice shape to it. Is this one of your 'hard to grow' plants?!

22 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you Skillen. One has to be careful not to over water them, as it will rot very quickly. This one is dieing already, as it has flowered and shed it's seeds, but managed to find three seeds and they came up...well, so far :-)

22 Nov, 2009

 

I love that, was it bought around around here?

22 Nov, 2009

 

Thats a beauty Louis, how old is that plant ? and is it hardy ? :-)))))))))

22 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you Annella and Stripes.

Annella, I bought this plant at Hinwick, and if you can get it now, it will be cheaper. This is the time to buy some plants if you can keep them over winter in a warm place. That is why, I might be going tomorrow, see what they have.

Stripes, this plant is three years old, so this is the first flowers, but it will die now, as it's done it's purpose, and shed the seeds. To keep this plant throughout winter, one must not over water them, just enough water using a fine hand spray to moisten the soil only, and don't wet the plant itself.

Good luck ladies :))

22 Nov, 2009

 

Its a lovely specimen Louis

22 Nov, 2009

 

It really is lovely!

22 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you Bernieh

23 Nov, 2009

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Uma
 

Wow! Very interesting plant! And so beautiful!

23 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you Uma

23 Nov, 2009

 

Have you tried putting one in the garden & protecting with fleece Louis?

25 Nov, 2009

 

Used to grow in the midlands, died first winter, they have them on ebay if any one wants one. it is one of my favourite geraniums.

25 Nov, 2009

 

No Pam, I haven't tried wrapping them up with fleece through the winter. Because I have them in pots, I bring them in the greenhouse or the place I call La Taverna, as it's got a lot of protection, but no heating though.Thanks for the advice Pam.
Thanks for the info DD2, but I can get them at my local nursery. Oh by the way, I do live in the midlands.....

25 Nov, 2009

 

Yes forgotten Northants is Midlands, we lived in West midlands, Staffordshire worcestershire..

26 Nov, 2009

 

East Midlands here............

27 Nov, 2009

 

WOW Louis - what a stunner ! Congratulations. This is one of my favourite photos on GOY. Thanks for sharing it.

28 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you Muddywalters. I think this plant is so interesting, and different...

29 Nov, 2009

 

Only just seen this Louis: one of my favourite Geraniums,I see it a lot growing outside at the far tip of Cornwall along the coast. You get some fantastic specimens there. I have not had much luck with it in London and even at Kew only grows it under glass.

5 Dec, 2009

 

Thank you Rbtkew. I grow them outsdie, but get them in the greenhouse for the winter...... Don't give up, keep trying, it's worth it ...:-)

5 Dec, 2009

 

A beauty, Louis..:>)

5 Dec, 2009

 

Thank you Motinot.....Ho Ho Ho :-)

5 Dec, 2009

 

stunning louis

6 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Sandra. I have sowed a couple of seeds that I found in the pot. They are in the greenhouse, and they are coming up fine....Keeping my fingers crossed. Also hopefull my other parent plant might flower this coming Summer, as it will be 3 years old...:-)

6 Jan, 2010

 

thats great louis, look forward to seeing them when i come for my singsong and wine ;o)) hahah

6 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you Sandra. I found a couple of seeds laying on the soil and sowed it in pots, and it's seems to be doing well in the greenhouse. I will take a picture for you to see....I'm keeping my fingers crossed, that they will do well :-)

6 Jan, 2010

 

Never a dull moment around here Sandra hahaha...!!!

6 Jan, 2010

 

cant wait for sun and warm evening louis, im getting brain rot being in all the time. cabin fever lol

6 Jan, 2010

 

I know what you mean Sandra :-)

6 Jan, 2010

 

Lovely plant Louis tried growing some myself with seed bought off e-bay, never germinated, should have known better, never know how old seed is unless from a reputable supplier, must try again looking at your plant its a beauty :-)

7 Jan, 2010

 

Thank you Simbad, found a couple of seeds in the pot, so sowed them in little pots and they have taken. Posted a picture yesterday....I'm hoping it will survive till the Summer :-)

7 Jan, 2010



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