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Good afternoon all, I have just had a delivery of hardy geraniums delivered. I have prepared the soil, do I plant out now or pot on? Some are bare roots others are plugs. Many thanks for any comments.


  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    I'd pot them on first, they might need hardening off too

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,570

    I always pot up small plants or bare roots, and for hardy geraniums put in a sheltered position or coldframe. When they are actively growing and the pot is full of new roots, then I would plant in final position.  That way, if you have any failures, they are easy to spot (and complain about)

  • I agree - pot them on and plant out when roots are

    well established.
  • SFordSFord Posts: 224

    I potted my recently delivered bare root hardy geraniums a week or so ago and popped them onto my conservatory windowsill.  They are sent up shoots and are  about 3-4 inches high already!  As its predicted to be mild and dry over the next few days I will put them out in a sheltered spot until I find a space to put them

  • Many thanks everyone, much appreciated.image

  • SFordSFord Posts: 224

    An update since I last posted on 10 March - plants are now romping away in the sunshine and I will plant them out in the next couple of weeks!

  • Be careful everyone, it's forecasted colder again this weekend!

  • SFordSFord Posts: 224

    Thanks 'LL'  - they are in a sheltered spot and living in Cornwall we are fairly lucky with hard frosts (or lack of) - famous last words!

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