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Overwintering pelargoniums-how often to water?

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 13:01

Last winter was exceptionally mild though Topbird.  Chances are it will be colder this time.   I think you are right to keep them as you do.  Pelargoniums are tougher than many people think anyway.  


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 12:57

Nothing has really come close to peat Frank.  Not convinced about the conservation argument.  

The very best mulching material is seaweed.  Used to get loads of it from the beach.  My car boot full of seaweed and jumping flies.  Put down in autumn it would prevent weeds, not supply weeds either, deter slugs and snails from breeding and provide an excellent soil conditioner.   Although mild here seaweed protects against frost .....the air pockets create good drainage and the salt content seems to provide extra heat.  Ideal too for hellebores


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:44

Busy,  Black Beauty seems to like it sunny and on dry side.  Easy to divide though.  Different and worthwhile. 

Got several varieties from Cramesbill Nursery few years ago but owner sold up.  think it's still trading so prob worth checking out 


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:42

Busy,  Black Beauty seems to like it sunny and on dry side.  Easy to divide though.  Different and worthwhile. 

its here

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:37

Oh! Got it. I'm in my right spot but  someone's thrown me overboard too 

its here

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:34

Hey!  I'm not up there!  Im far tip of Cornwall.  


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:30

Got some old underpants Mike 


Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:26

Morning forkers

chilly, breezy but sunny and dry After overnight rain.  Cold week at times but nothing like rest of the country I think 

expecting hydrangea Kyushu today.....poss Tom.  Will check tracking.

have good day everyone 

Strictly 2014

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 21:02

You sayin I'm lyin?  I resemble that remark 


Posted: 07/12/2014 at 20:22

Amazing lady Marion 

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