The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

You can visit our Geranium pratense page or browse the pictures using the next and previous links. If you've been inspired take a look at the Geranium plants in our garden centre.

Hardy Geranium Black Beauty.


Hardy Geranium Black Beauty. (Geranium pratense (Meadow cranesbill))

Has lovely dark foliage with clear blue flowers.



Comments on this photo

 

I have this one too Dd...Its my fav at the moment...:>)

24 Jul, 2011

 

Mine too Mot got it from B & Q not seen HGs there before.

24 Jul, 2011

 

No me neither...I sent away for mine....

25 Jul, 2011

 

It's like my 'dark reiter'...lovely!

25 Jul, 2011

 

Lovely combination of flowers and foliage.

26 Jul, 2011

 

My 'Midnight Reiter' is full of flower but seems to be losing a lot of the bottom leaves.

26 Jul, 2011

 

My Dark Reiters have hardly grown at all Annie, and the other lovely dark one that Spritz kindly sent me, has not grown much either and doesn't look like flowering at all...hocus pocus. :( I will give them another year and see what happens...may have to move them, but they are in sunny dry places, so can't think what the problem is.

26 Jul, 2011

 

Mine is too Karen, in the front garden gravel.

26 Jul, 2011

 

Perhaps they are just slow to establish Annie....I hope so.

26 Jul, 2011

 

Why is my bottom dying off? I have watered it in well.

26 Jul, 2011

 

Not enough lunch Annie!! lol....I don't know, I usually see 'bottom rot' on plants that like it dry and are getting too much water....could be insects or slugs?

26 Jul, 2011

 

Crusty leaves Karen.....Lol to lunch though!!

26 Jul, 2011

 

Maybe it's a bit on the dry side there then annie.

26 Jul, 2011

 

Just can't win here can I....find them a sunny spot and they are still not happy! Silly clay ;O((

26 Jul, 2011

 

yeah! but tbh I don't really know Annie! :))

26 Jul, 2011

 

Take the plants out and inspect them for grubs, or roots not growing out (use of root inhibitor) then pot them on with new compost leave in pots until growing really well then plant out usually works for us........hope it works for you.

26 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Dotty ;o))

27 Jul, 2011

 

Your welcome, I hate loosing plants.

27 Jul, 2011

 

Me too ;o))

27 Jul, 2011

 

I took your advice and dug mine up yesterday, hardley any rootball but some fine roots appearing. The soil was very damp under the gravel which surprised me. Plant is now in a pot in the recovery bay ;O))

30 Jul, 2011

 

Annella there is usually a reason why a certain plant fails to grow, we have a very pretty low growing pink HG which started to look very sad and half the size it was a few months ago, so I dug it up to find a red ants nest, so most of the roots had been eaten!! so now that has been hospitalised, we had used to leave the plant alone and hope it would recover in time, not any more, have saved several plants this year, so hope yours will make a full recovery....

2 Aug, 2011



Comment on this photo


   Photo 5 of 77

  • previous slideshow photo
  • next slideshow photo

What else?

See who else is growing Geranium pratense (Meadow cranesbill).

See who else has plants in genus Geranium.

This photo is of "Geranium Black Beauty." in Dottydaisy2's garden

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    5 Jun, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Aug, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Nov, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Jul, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    26 Sep, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    29 Mar, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    14 Oct, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    5 Jul, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Nov, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    18 Sep, 2008

  • Gardening with friends since
    9 Sep, 2008

  • uma
    Uma

    Gardening with friends since
    28 Oct, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    31 Mar, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    17 Aug, 2010