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Hi all im trying to upload a photo of a geranium i bought from a car boot that was 3 leaves only and drowning, bit of tlc and its now a gooden,now if the pictures work can i take 2 or 3 inch cuttings of the new storks intact and root hormonme them or do i have to do leaf cuttings which is the best way please now trying to upem
the second pic shows the storks that im asking about
Many thanks Alan4711
Your "geranium" is a begonia Alan
It is a Begonia and you can take cuttings in water.
Begonia- Book says leaf cuttings root easily, so rooting powder probably not nec. They can also be divided at repotting time. J.
With mine, I cut the stalk about 3inches long, strip of some of the leaves from the bottom them put in sandy, dry seed compost, keeing it quite dry or the stalks will rot. You could put 3 in a 3inch flower pot, but make sure you dont overwater.
I love this heart leaf variety, if you get them going, maybe we could do a swap if there are any that I have you would like.
Many thanks for all that info on my Geranium come Begonia cuttings here i come and yes these are smashing plants and like i said geoff sometimes your just wicked good luck for all that info,going up to Norfolk in the morning looking for a new house with a BIG big garden save me driving to our allotment every day wish us luck
Bye for now Alan4711
Well done Alan and good luck with the house hunting, i have friends in Kings Lyn