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Our native cranesbill, Geranium pratense, starts to flower now, accompanying the vivid magenta blooms of Geranium psilostemon.
Uses Combine with ground-hugging blue-flowered perennials like campanula and cranesbill (Geranium).
Now on the lane leading to my home, we have cow parsley, the last of the blue bells, dog violets, creeping buttercup, foxgloves, stitchwort, cranesbill, ransom and red campion - it's beautiful and covered in butterflies and insects.
Buxton's Blue is another famous cranesbill named after a great plantsman, E C Buxton, who specialised in wonderful woodland gardening.
Chuck in some claret hedge woundwort, white bladder campion and a little hoary bedstraw, greater knapweed and delightful pink bloody cranesbill.
Plant species that they don't like, such as hardy cranesbill geraniums, hydrangea, potentilla, lavatera and plants with hairy or narrow leaves.
Now is a good time to take basal cuttings from perennial border flowers such as delphiniums, lupins and cranesbill geraniums, putting five around the edge of a 10cm (4in) pot filled with seed compost, water lightly and place in a heated propagator at 16C (60F), or slip inside a plastic bag and keep on a shady windowsill indoors.
The other self-seeder is native meadow cranesbill, Geranium pratense, which decorates grassy embankments with a soft blue haze.
Geranium Midnight Clouds, a hardy perennial cranesbill and not to be confused with a pelargonium, is one of very few plants to have purple foliage and white flowers, making it a real head-turner.
Many perennials, like foxgloves, euphorbia, cranesbill and some hellebores (check that label) will be happy in a shady, dry spot.
Five large dahlias and several clusters of roses, ageratum, and cranesbill geraniums are usually enough for one bouquet.
Perrenial Geraniums, commonly called Cranesbill, are very easy to grow and will thrive happily in shade, half shade, full sunshine and in all types of soil.
The grasslands support a wide range of plant species including bloody cranesbill, rockrose, salad burnet, restharrow, marjoram and sea plantain.
The grasslands support a wide range of plant species characteristic of this national rare vegetation community type including bloody cranesbill, rockrose, salad burnet, restharrow, marjoram and sea plantain.