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Overwintering Hanging Baskets

Nigel103Nigel103 Posts: 36
Put these hanging baskets of Geranium Summer Rain in the greenhouse a few weeks ago to avoid the frost. Any advice on how to keep them healthy over the winter ready to go back out in spring.

Thanks.


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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,873
    It's not something I've done deliberately, but in years gone by I'd often find a few pelargoniums (which is what you have) that survived the winter.
    In the spring, start giving a little water, and when new growth appears cut it all back to a few inches and with a little luck, they'll start growing away again.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • thevictorianthevictorian Posts: 727
    I'm very cheap and others in my household love pelargoniums, so I overwinter them every year and have done for years now. I agree with the advice above and just keep them frost free and dry until spring when they get cut back. If you dont cut them back they can get a bit leggy.
    The thing you need to decided is whether you need new compost, they will do better with new stuff but to tell you the truth they do just fine in the old with some additional feeding.   
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