Tomorrow, we will be giving away bare-root divisions of two of the Phoenix Garden's feature plants; Geranium x oxonianum 'Claridge Druce' and Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue'. Both are tough hardy perennials - both are bomb-proof. Both are available as beautifully wrapped bare-roots, ready to grow away if you simply stick them in the ground.
Geranium 'Claridge Druce' makes big weed-proof mounds of foliage 70cm across and produces soft-lilac/pink flowers from May until September. It is drought tolerant and trouble free, the only attention it needs is for the whole clump to be cut right down after mid-summer to refresh it - it grows back quickly with fresh foliage and even more flowers.
Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue', a comfrey, low-growing it makes good groundcover for sun or shade, with weed-suppressing mats of bristly foliage - it is great in dry shade under shrubs or trees. From March to May it produces soft blue/white flowers unfurling from red buds. Early bees find it irresistible.
Bare-root Planting Instructions:
Dig a hole big enough for the roots.
Plant them - remember... 'green up/brown down'
Firm soil gently around the roots - a gentle tug on the leaves shouldn't pull it up.
Chuck a bucket of water over them, once or twice till established.
(it really is this easy)
Please help yourself from the crates. Limited numbers, so when they're gone, they're gone. Of course - feel free to make a donation via the donation button on our website, here.