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Geranium, keep over winter or grow new ones next season?

I planted some Geranium seedlings this year in pots about 18 inches across and they thrived and I would like to keep them.  My next door neighbour keeps hers in her conservatory which is of course heated but all I have is an unheated greenhouse.

Is there any point in putting mine in my green house and maybe covering them in bubble wrap and if so do I cut them back?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,425
    Are they pelargoniums rather than geraniums? If so, you can certainly overwinter them, but it may not be warm enough in your greenhouse. It will depend on your local climate.
    You can cut them back and keep them as small plants in the house, on a windowsill or a porch etc. The bits you cut off can be used as cuttings for more plants too.  :)
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  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,248
    It is a bit hit and miss putting them in a cold greenhouse, but I did manage to keep most of mine that way. It will depend on how cold the winter is.  I wouldn't wrap them as that might encourage mould. Hope this helps.😁
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,626
    I used to keep pelargonums I liked in pots or a small window box on a north facing window upstairs in our last house - no radiator below.   It worked well.   The trick is to let them have light and air and be protected from frost so if you can't bubbe wrap your greenhouse to give it extra insulation, try keeping yours on a cool windowsill indoors.
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  • BMLBML Posts: 148
    Many thanks for those answers but I should have asked; Should one cut them back or just leave the foliage as it is?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483
    Fairygirl said:
    Are they pelargoniums rather than geraniums? If so, you can certainly overwinter them, but it may not be warm enough in your greenhouse. It will depend on your local climate.
    You can cut them back and keep them as small plants in the house, on a windowsill or a porch etc. The bits you cut off can be used as cuttings for more plants too.  :)
    I do as @Fairygirl does ... cutting back a bit, keeping them on a cool windowsill in the house and use the ‘ ‘offcuts’ as cuttings. 
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