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stewyfizzstewyfizz West BromwichPosts: 161
Would these two Geraniums benefit from a chop now? If so how much?


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  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553
    I'm not sure about yours (which seem to be in shade), but my wallichianum gets a tough chop whenever they are overgrown and they return nonchalantly.
  • stewyfizzstewyfizz West BromwichPosts: 161
    Yes they are in dappled shade. Looks darker on the photo than it actually is.
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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,638
    Even in semi shade, if you cut them right back, they will rejuvenate in 2-3 weeks' time. Fresh leaves even without flowers lifts the borders and creates a nice foil for other neighbouring plants. 
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,214
    I chop mine back but I have waited at the moment because it is so hot and dry.
  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,052
    When they stop flowering and flop all over the place, cut them right back. They will look nice and neat in a few weeks and hopefully, flower again.
    SW Scotland
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    Should I do the same with mine, they are the low growing ground cover variety?  It's my first year growing them.
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,214
    I don't think so. Just tidy them up if they need it. The tall ones get very big and floppy and look a mess.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,589
    I chop mine back too then give a scattering of pelleted manure and a good drink.   They soon bounce back and look much better.
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  • stewyfizzstewyfizz West BromwichPosts: 161
    Something for the weekend then. 👍
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