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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'
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 have a look at this ............
Can't open that link Brumbull
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
but it doesnt say what time of year to take them
DD try this one
I've always taken them at any time of the growing season, spring through to late summer.
Geranium cuttings are best taken at the end of the season and overwintered but must be kept frost free, you can also take them now, remember these plants will still grow indoors if given the right conditions
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.
You can take them and pop them in some water on a window ledge, they will root quite happily
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
LOL, yes Dove
I'm one of those terrible stick in the mud northerners..
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LOL, yes Dove I'm one of those terrible stick in the mud northerners..
Aye,it's grim oop north....
And ddave- 'marathons' most definitely aren't 'snickers'....
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
Alan, have a look at this video which shows you how to do it. Ignore/skip the advert at the start:
Cheers Bob! I missed that - hope Alan is an expert now
Alan -when you have pasted the link-
just press enter on the keyboard
that should do it
HA,ha iv done it thankyou ALL VERY MUCH, sunny here in Tenby for a change
by all Alan