Rozanne in containers
The last 2 years I've had geranium Rozanne in stone urns with tulips underneath. Last year, neither Rozanne did too well-- they seemed to dry out too quickly. I wonder if there isn't enough room with the tulip bulbs. I also suspect they would benefit from another division. I was thinking that if I took them out to divide and plant new tulips, I could put the newly divided Rozannes in a temporary pot (3 litres or bigger) until after the tulips go in May/June and then move them into the stone urns after removing the tulip bulbs. That way they'd get fresh compost during growing season too (instead of over winter).
Questions: 1, Would they sulk being transplanted in late May? Rozannes usually don't get going until June/July? and 2. Can they stay outside in a smaller container or would freezing kill them? They are "hardy" but that's in the ground. The urns are about 25-30 cm but thick. Probably have to move them into something thinner and plastic. We didn't have much of a freeze last winter. (I'm near Bath).
I was thinking it would disturb them less than if I dug them up to remove the tulips from underneath them.
Problem is that both the tulips and the Rozannes look nice in the stone urns.