Flower Friends

Plant companions: roses, clematis, stachys byzantina and lychnis coronaria
A tangle of roses, clematis, stachys, lychnis

If you have a little time on your hands, you might enjoy my earlier posts on two of my favourite companion plants, Astrantia and Hardy Geranium.

As a bonus, I’m adding a picture that didn’t quite make the latter post:

Purple geranium with Anthriscus (cow parsley)
Geraniums with Anthriscus (cow parsley)


22 Replies to “Flower Friends”

  1. “Cow parsley”! What a great name! And what a fabulous purple! I have never seen a hardy geranium with color so vivid. Thanks for those links. It’s lovely to wander in those places.

    1. You can just imagine the cows garnishing their meals with a sprig or two of that. It’s airily decorating our hedgerows at the moment – in fact if you don’t look closely, you might think that’s all there is along some of the roadsides. There are plenty of young nettles too. 🙂

  2. Lovely photos. I only recently discovered your blog and have just read your article about geraniums. I use geraniums a lot in my garden. I live in the Champagne area of France and my soil is chalk so several geraniums struggle to thrive. As well as the macchorizum and the endressi cultivars one sort that does well in my dry chalky soil is the sanguinem group which I don’t think you mentioned in your article. I found the article extremely interesting and detailed and am looking forward to reading other posts about companion plants.

    1. I’m glad you found it interesting and that you’ve found some geraniums that suit your conditions. There is just one G. sanguineum in the post – the bright pink ‘Ankum’s Pride’.

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