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Overwintering pelargoniums (geraniums) (1 reply)

3 years ago
incendia 3 years ago

I have only recently started taking gardening seriously (I'm a Lockdowm gardener!) and recently took some cuttings from my geraniums. I was happy that one of the eight survived! But on reading more about them I found that there are several different ways of "overwintering" them. This took me by surprise as a couple of years ago I bought some pelargoniums and put them in my front garden bed (facing south-east) in Cambridgeshire. I have never done anything to "overwinter" them, and yet they are still going strong, have spread, and are still in flower now. Have I just been lucky, and do I bother doing anything this year now that I "know better"?

3 years ago
Rachel57 3 years ago

Hi Incendea, I'm exactly in the same situation as you... Lockdown gardener and experimenting with Geraniums. I bought loads in lockdown and promised myself I'd try to save as many by experimenting. I've just today cut back the rest of mine and...

Shook off the soil tidied them up and put them in a brown paper bag in the shed. 

Took cuttings and placed them in the cold frame. 

Took cuttings and left them outside in pots. 

Sent 1 cutting across to my in-laws green house.

Shook off the soil and cut back the stems and stored them outside in a wicker basket. 

All purely experiments going by what I've read in books etc. 

I know from experience last year I'd left them in the containers that they stood in from the summer and by the spring they had rotted although I held out hope because there was new growth in the leaves. They didn't make it to summer though. 

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