Neville

What soil and feed do I need to get the largest heads on geraniums.

Would welcome advice.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,664

    Do I take it you mean the sort of geraniums that are now called pelargiums?  Frost-tender bedding plants?  

    Are you growing these in beds or pots?

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,664

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    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Why doesn't everyone call the bedding geraniums pelargoniums? GC always refer to them as geraniums. There wouldn't then be confusion image

  • Thankyou for info.  What soil mix would you recommend. For high nitrogen, would miricle grow be the right one and should I add a third grit.  If I wish to take cuttings what is the best method.

  • Hi Verdun

    Thankyou for suggestions.  Seeing that you recommend John Innis number 3 loam based soil implies to me that I should start off with a high food content plus a third grit, then move over to a high potash feed when buds are developing.  When successful, what method do you use for taking cuttings.   Do I need bottom heat this time of year with a lid to hold in moisture and then put in shade plus rooting hormone powder.  Hope I have not bent your ear too much!!

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