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30/03/2013 at 08:43

Hi all, I tried to find a previous post about this but couldn't.

I have recently bought a couple of small Geraniums 'white splash'

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/20760.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 I haven't taken cutting from geraniums since I was young so need to re-learn. I understand this plant isn't perennial and would like to increase my stock. 

1: Can I take cuttings? if so what time of the year? (bearing in mind they are only about 12cm plants now).

2: I would like to keep them for next year aswell and keep growing my stock, Whats the best way?

I know there are some real experts at this on this forum so any advice would be appreciated.

DD 

30/03/2013 at 08:54

Can't open that link Brumbull

30/03/2013 at 08:55

Hi, I know we used to call these geraniums, but nowadays they're pelargoniums - that might help you in your searches 

They are frost tender so need to be overwintered indoors in frost-free place, or my granny used to dry them off and put them in their pots in cardboard boxes under the bedi n the spare room.

Here's a delightful video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58vEb75lzuc .  It's not the most detailed, but I'm sure it shows you all you need to take your cuttings, and it is charming - I love his shed 

30/03/2013 at 08:55
30/03/2013 at 08:58


I've always taken them at any time of the growing season, spring through to late summer.

30/03/2013 at 08:59

Lol Dove, Peter is a sweetheart.. Thanks for the link.

& can I just say, They are geranuims, just like carnations are carnations, Jif is jif and Pluto is a planet. 

30/03/2013 at 09:03

That's fine Dave, yours are geraniums - you'll just have to remember that when you want to look them up you spell geranium PELARGONIUM  

30/03/2013 at 09:06

LOL, yes Dove

I'm one of those terrible stick in the mud northerners..

 

30/03/2013 at 11:27
discodave wrote (see)

LOL, yes Dove

I'm one of those terrible stick in the mud northerners..

 

Aye,it's grim oop north....

30/03/2013 at 11:29

And ddave- 'marathons' most definitely aren't 'snickers'....

30/03/2013 at 15:05

Dove ,, how do you get the ww upload thing onto the site ,when i put mouse on it ,it becomes underlined ,How  is it done please and  where from

Alan4711

30/03/2013 at 16:20

Alan, have a look at this video which shows you how to do it.  Ignore/skip the advert at the start:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9xPErTg95c

 

30/03/2013 at 16:23

Cheers Bob!  I missed that - hope Alan is an expert now 

30/03/2013 at 16:33

Alan -when you have pasted the link-

 http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/advice-on-taking-geranium-cuttings/77427.html#198669

just press enter on the keyboard

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/advice-on-taking-geranium-cuttings/77427.html

that should do it

 

30/03/2013 at 19:21

HA,ha iv done it thankyou ALL VERY MUCH,  sunny here in Tenby for a change

by all Alan

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