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Zaf

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Geraniums?
« on: June 16, 2012, 11:12:14 AM »
I've got some that are really straggly now, will they grow back if I cut them back hard, after the failure of the clematis cuttings I'm a bit nervous of trying that again!
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Re: Geraniums?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 11:37:43 AM »
Geraniums are quite hardy, and if it was me I would give it a go.  Also giving them a good feed may help them sprout again.

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Re: Geraniums?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 12:32:00 PM »
Thanks shaz, I might repot them first then once they are happy in their new pots I'll give it a try

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Re: Geraniums?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 08:48:56 AM »
I have geranuims that keep coming back so I would say they are pretty hardy :) xx
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Re: Geraniums?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2012, 08:51:40 AM »
Thanks Munchroom,  I'm going to do a test prune as each one stops flowering

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Re: Geraniums?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2012, 07:23:59 PM »
I'd be tempted to take cuttings as well (really easy to do - but you need the hormone powder to dip them in) that way you get new plants too  :)

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Re: Geraniums?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2012, 07:27:34 PM »
Thanks desperado, Ive got some of that hormone powder so will have a go :)

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Re: Geraniums?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012, 07:59:11 PM »
Its best to cut stragley bits down, the geranium is very hardy.  I find the best geraniums are of cuttings from  mature plants. I just did some.  Plonk em in water for a few weeks and watch the roots grow.  No growth powder needed, they are soooo easy

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Re: Geraniums?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2012, 08:14:41 PM »
Thanks, I'll try that too, I've got some lovely varieties with scented leaves but they are definitely in need of some attention

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