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    • Frank99
    • By Frank99 16th Apr 19, 5:27 PM
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    Are Geraniums Slug Proof?
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    • 16th Apr 19, 5:27 PM
    Are Geraniums Slug Proof? 16th Apr 19 at 5:27 PM
    Heard Geraniums are resistant to slug attacks so considering getting bedding plants in the form of geraniums this year as a result.
    Can you get blue Geranium bedding plants?
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    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 16th Apr 19, 7:21 PM
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    Yes, Isn't there one call Johnson's Blue? Don't think you'll have a problem with slugs.
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    • By Loanranger 16th Apr 19, 7:23 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 7:23 PM
    Johnson's Blue is not a bedding plant.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 16th Apr 19, 7:26 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 7:26 PM
    Just as an example:

    https://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers-plants-shrubs/popular-plants/geranium-pelargonium
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 16th Apr 19, 7:26 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 7:26 PM
    It isn't what I'd call a bedding plant either, OP asked for a blue geranium, Johnson's blue is a geranium.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 16th Apr 19, 8:10 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 8:10 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 8:10 PM
    People ask about 'geraniums' when they really mean 'pelargoniums


    In one sense it may not matter , since both types of plant are pretty slug proof, but regrettably there are no blue pelargoniums for bedding/container use.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
    • Farway
    • By Farway 17th Apr 19, 9:36 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 9:36 AM
    People ask about 'geraniums' when they really mean 'pelargoniums


    In one sense it may not matter , since both types of plant are pretty slug proof, but regrettably there are no blue pelargoniums for bedding/container use.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Sense as usual from Dave.

    Thinking about it a bed of geraniums, not pelargoniums, would look lovely, both for humans and bees, plus once in never need to bother again

    Of course if you like rows of soldiers as bedding this may not suit
    • couriervanman
    • By couriervanman 17th Apr 19, 9:45 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 9:45 AM
    Well in previous years the slugs have a picnic on my geraniums
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 17th Apr 19, 1:22 PM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 1:22 PM
    Thinking about it a bed of geraniums, not pelargoniums, would look lovely, both for humans and bees, plus once in never need to bother again
    Originally posted by Farway
    Not quite. I have a bed of geranium macrorrhizums that have gone very leggy and allowed a few weeds in, but they have been there almost 10 years. I shall have to re-plant them....sometime.


    The ultimate no-work geraniums are phaeums in the grass outside our kitchen window. They come out around now, keep the bees busy, then the greenfinches come along and eat the seeds in high summer . After that, I take the brushcutter to them and they spring up and do it all again.

    Problem is, with the decline in greenfinches caused by a disease, there haven't been so many takers for the seeds in recent years.
    'I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.' Neil Innes, introducing 'Protest Song.'
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