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24/09/2012 at 18:16

Could someone tell me please if when you take geranium cuttings you have to put a plastic bag over the cuttings to stop from drying out? Is sharp sand/compost okay for them to root in.   I've never taken them before.

24/09/2012 at 18:20

Hello Veronica - I don't cover my Geranium cuttings and a mix of sharp sand or vermiculite and compost is great

Pam LL x

24/09/2012 at 18:21

Compost is fine-I would not cover them-it causes too high a humidity and leads to rotting.

A bit of bottom heat helps if you can do that

24/09/2012 at 18:22

Hi Lilylouise

Ooh your a star thank you very much.  Do you just leave them in the greenhouse then?

24/09/2012 at 18:24

Hi sotongeoff

Thank you so much.  My husband made me a sand box with heating cables under the sand would you put them in the box then on a low heat?

 

24/09/2012 at 18:25

You can but if a frost is threatened bring them in-the cold and damp see of more plants than actual cold but when the bad weather arrives they will need protection

24/09/2012 at 18:26
Veronica3 wrote (see)

Hi sotongeoff

Thank you so much.  My husband made me a sand box with heating cables under the sand would you put them in the box then on a low heat?

 

That will be perfect-sorry crossed posting

24/09/2012 at 18:27

Hi sotongeoff

Thank you very much.

24/09/2012 at 19:09

My cuttings stay in my frostfree greenhouse for the winter Veronica

Pam LL x

19/08/2013 at 10:24

when do you take cuttings

19/08/2013 at 10:54

now is a good time Barrie

19/08/2013 at 11:09

Root cuttings are very easy for hardy Geranium and more dependable than stem cuttings.

Pelagoniums / also called Geraniums (the non-hardy smelly ones) - you can root cuttings in water and they root within weeks.

21/08/2013 at 15:38

I use a compost, sand and vermiculite mix.

I will be starting my cuttings at the end of August and they are kept in a frost free greenhouse over winter, along with the parent plants.

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