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I need some advise on how to improve the condition of my geranium plants (I think its a Mavis Simpson). They have gone straggly as they have been trying to get to the light as the escallonia shrub growing behind them had got too bushy.
Should I cut the geraniums back to get them make more growth from the centre?
I have already cut off the dead flowerhead.
There are about four seperate clumps and a couple have some baby shoots.
I'd cut them right back to base, if it's dry give them a drink and there'll be new leaves very soon.
Thanks for the advice.
I've increased my one Mavis Simpson to 3 plants. They seemed to take divisions well. They have flowed well this year. I cut them right back when I see more leaves than flower..feed, water and they come back to life again.
Those 2 you sent me Bekkie, are proper little plants now, come on lovely thank you
I want to make a front border of geraniums along the edge to spill over onto the grass. If anyone has any spare little plantlets, I would love them, please.
Will buy or swap.
I would be grateful for any you have Bekkie, but I will need to pay you for the postage, you have already sent me tow foc.
Thanks Nutcutlet, Bekkie and Fluffy Cloud
I have taken your advice and cut back the geraniums on Friday, broken up the dry compacted soil around them and watered them each evening. They are bucking up already. I also potted up a baby geranium (only had two leaves) that had seeded its self on the lawn and that looking good too.
If I divide the ones in the flower bed would it be better to plant them up in pots until I decide where to plant them in the garden?
At the moment I can't decide whether to put in a raised bed in the garden. I like the idea of plants trailing over the walls
They are going to a good home Bekkie, the first 2 you sent are lovely little plants, you would think they had been in for ages.
Dont worry about not marking them, I dont mind and I can always shuffle around next year.