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Washerwoman Mon 01-Jul-19 19:07:45

I can't remember what I did with my Geums last year but I'm sure I got a second flowering.Do I cut them right down to the leaves or just dead head by pulling spent flowers off ?Also how brutal should I be with the hardy geraniums that have flopped over.I am tempted to take the shears to them.Thanks if anyone can remind me.

kittylester Mon 01-Jul-19 19:08:50

That's what I do with both of them!

cornergran Mon 01-Jul-19 19:12:20

I cut geum (flipping iPad wants to change the name to germ!). stems down as far as a little leaf and as if by magic more flowers appear. Hardy geraniums thrive on hair cuts, or they have so far. If I can’t kill them they are truly indestructible. grin.

Washerwoman Mon 01-Jul-19 19:31:50

Great thanks.Will head on out now as it's a lovely evening.The sooner I give them the chop the quicker I will get some more lovely flowers!

MiniMoon Mon 01-Jul-19 20:51:48

We bought some new geums at a local plant fair in April. Cumbria Cartwheels and Cumbria Cherrytart. They are beautiful.