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I had lovely flowering pots over the summer. They look great, but cost quite a lot! Question is are any of the plants like geranium, begonia, impatience and fuschia able to be kept until next year somehow? Always feels horrible to throw them all away! There also some I don't know the name of, so pics attached! 


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    edited September 2021
    If they're annuals, then no - that's how it is. Clue's in the title  ;)
    What you can do is grow some yourself from seed. Thousands of plants are easy depending on your likes and dislikes. 
    We also have a seed swap thread on the forum where you can get seed for the cost of a stamp. 
    There are hardy geraniums, which aren't the same as pelargoniums. Those aren't frost hardy. You can bring those indoors though, and also take cuttings of them which will give you plants for next year. 
    Some fuchsias are hardy [they're woody shrubs] and some are semi hardy, so again - you'd need to know what you have. Most of the ones sold as plugs or in trays are the annual kind.  :)

    Sorry - meant to add this for you   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    In your second photo you have a Diascia (orange colour) which is a tender perennial. If you lift it out and cut it down or even divide it up and keep in the greenhouse over winter, it should come back again next year.

    The pale blue/purple flower is Brachyscome Multifida, Cut-leaf Daisy. Again another tender perennial. You can cut it back a bit and bring into a greenhouse to over-winter, and it should grow back next year. They don't do well after 2 years, so best buy a new plant or grow from seed.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,080
    You could leave the Verbena until the seeds are ripe and sow some next March. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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