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newly arrived Geranium Bill Wallis very leggy - suggestions?

BlueBirderBlueBirder Posts: 212
Hi everyone, looking to pick your more experienced brains again. 

I ordered Geranium Bill Wallis and it has just arrived looking pretty leggy. I know it is a pretty lax, loose geranium so I'm not sure if this is to be expected or not... 

There is plenty of growth around the end of the stems but not much from the base. 

Is there anything I can do to encourage it to fill out a bit, or is this pretty much normal? 

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,817
    Very leggy. I'd chop that back if it was mine. Most geraniums don't mind that at all, so I can't see that it would be any different   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 7,080
    I'd either plant it out or pot it on and chop it back
    Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon

    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • BlueBirderBlueBirder Posts: 212
    thanks @raisingirl and @Fairygirl - how much would you chop off? 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,817
    I'd take it back to those shorter stems with leaves on, at the leaf joints. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,623
    @BlueBirder Bill Wallis is very easy to grow so I am sure it will soon bounce back. I had to give up on it as it liked my garden so much it came up everywhere.
     Retired Gardener, new build garden, clay soil, South Notts.


    The more I garden the less I know but the more pleasure I get from it. Monty Don 
  • BlueBirderBlueBirder Posts: 212
    Thanks all! Much appreciated.
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