This forum has led me astray - I was easily led My memory isn't brilliant these days, so I thought a plant specific thread might be useful for identification purposes in future Please add your photos of these pretty plants.
Geum Cocktail Cosmopolitan
Geum Cocktail Alabama Slammer
Geum Cocktail Gimlet
Geum Totally Tangerine (or in my case more peachy!)
Twixt optimist and pessimist the difference is droll, the optimist sees the doughnut whilst the pessimist sees the hole
They really are very pretty Tig,. I only have Mrs J Bradshaw at home. I have another at the allotment which is a pinky coloured one, the name of which escapes me. It was one which Mum gave me and she said it was prone to being a bit of a thug! Will have to post a pic when it flowers to see if anyone can ID it. Looking at yours I think I might be led astray too!!!
They're difficult for me to grow too Ladygardener, I think it may be that both our gardens are what you might call a little over stuffed . I think they might not like crowds, they do wonderfully for my Mum & she leaves big gaps between her plants.
Think I may have hit on a solution though, as Jasmine, sent me a Mrs Bradshaw last year & I'm growing it in a pot & it's looking marvelous.
Not quite so marvelous after yesterday's winds though tbh, it was getting a right battering & I had to go out a tie it up quick, so it currently looks trussed up like a chicken, so sorting that out is one of my jobs for today.
It does look good Jilly and I think you're right about overcrowding. Your Mum's Geum are smashing of course. Jenny has a great Geum growing in one of her borders out back not sure which one it is, it's red. I'm sure I've a hundred stakes through the garden, if I did'nt they everything would be in a heap. Where I live is like a wind tunnel so even on a day that there's just a breeze, here it's much more! I will however grow tall wafty flowers because I love them.