GardenSpurs Posts: 70
I have a few geraniums which I would like to make sure survive into next year.
can anyone tell me what I should do with them now. should I cut them back and put them inside in a warm and light spot or can they be left outside?
That's a nice pelargonium! They arent't frost hardy, so won't survive outside, unless you live somewhere very mild.
If you don't have a greenhouse you could bring them into the house and and put them on a sunny window sill,where they may well carry on flowering.
Or put them in a cool place, spare room or shed, where they won't get frozen, and keep them just ticking over, very little water , just enough to prevent complete dessication. Then in spring wake them up, repot if need be, take some cuttings, keep them warm, light and fed and away they'll go!
Last edited: 16 October 2017 13:50:27
Thank you Buttercupdays
would you suggest trimming them down a bit or simply live it in tact as it is and just bringing it in doors.
You can cut it back a bit if you are short of space, and use the tips for cuttings for insurance. It will be fine if you prefer to leave it though, I have a couple in my back porch (a sort of lean-to affair on the end of the dining room) all year round, and they flower on and off through winter too.