Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Album’
This is flowering for the third time this year, its leaves having been chopped twice, each time providing useful barrowloads of compostable material. Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Album’ is out most reliable shade groundcover of all, and not even ground elder can force its way through it. It is virtually evergreen with us, and propagation is not much more than a matter of breaking off a piece and dropping it on the ground. The flowers are not particularly significant, (and the plant has no business to be called ‘Album’, obviously), but the smell which is often described as “strongly aromatic”, is disliked by some people whom it reminds of damp flannels. Right here it is growing around our bird feeding places, and it also has an advantage not noted anywhere else as far as I know, of shedding the bird droppings that fall on it, of its own accord.