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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:54 pm    Post subject: Geraniums Reply with quote

Hi,

Has anybody any advice on how best to bring Geraniums back from a pretty poor state?? I am looking after my late Fathers Geraniums he was a keen gardener and was particularly proud of his geranium collection, unfortunately they fell into very poor state while he was ill and I now want to bring them back to their healthy state but lack the know how! any help would be great? the leaves have gone yellow on most while some are still holding onto some green. There are about 30 that went very bad so my work is cut out.

Also he had a Conservatory for these, I don't, so what are my options for storage??

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What we used to call geraniums are now called pelargoniums.....and I presume that is what you are referring to. I'm sure you will get more knowledgeable people to answer your query, but in the meantime, remove any dead/dying leaves and cut back any dead sections to lessen the chance of rotting and mould. I'm sure you can take cuttings to start off fresh plants if you're worried about losing them.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agree with sieve, take cuttings in March, June and September, pot 3 to 6 cuttings in a four inch pot with a mixture of grit and peat, water and leave alone until they dry out then water again, I assume you know how to take cuttings and i am not trying to be smart here, good luck.
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