Geranium doubts

I have 2 trailing geraniums and an upright one which are still I full bloom. They are in mangers on a sheltered wall and the upright one in a container. As frost is imminent should I remove the flowers and take them indoors or cover them outside.     Advice appreciated please
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,695
    I always bring mine in, as you say, cut them back a bit and put them in pots for now. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thank you Lyn, I were getting a bit torn with them still  been in flower
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,695
    They’ll probably flower indoors through the winter. I put mine on the sunroom windowsill. Shame to get rid of them if they’re still flowering,
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I could bring the planter one indoors but the manger is a bit large. I might bring it into the greenhouse until the  flowers fade. Thank you
  • Hazel-1Hazel-1 Posts: 2,375
    We still have some geraniums flowering, some outside and some in a large cloche. The outside ones will be going in cloche shortly as the temperatures drop but it’s nice to still see some colour about. 
    North East
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,695
    My daughter lives in Cornwall and just leaves hers out all year. I couldn’t do that here though as it’s wet and cold. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Lyn and Hazel-1
     I live in North Wales so couldn't take a chance. Quite a bit cooler up  hear:D  
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,401
    Lyn and Hazel-1
     I live in North Wales so couldn't take a chance. Quite a bit cooler up  hear:D  
    I live in Llandudno and mine stay in the ground all year.  But we are blessed with a balmy microclimate, probably something to do with having the sea on both sides.  You could always send your tender plants here on holiday!
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,695
    No way could I leave my Pelagoniums out through the winter, they’d would be dead in no time. Some don’t even survive in the greenhouse. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 26,958
    Same here @Lyn. We've already had about 8 frosts or thereabouts, and that, coupled with the wet cold would mean bringing them inside in late September or so. 
    I don't usually have them, but I got some Lord Bute a couple of years ago, and forgot it was to be frosty. I don't really do half hardy plants. ;)
    They had a couple of nights of a light frost no problem, but after minus 6 the next night, they'd had too much, and just died off. They were fine for about a week after coming inside but it had clearly knackered them! 
    I might get a few plugs next year again though - and mark a date in the calendar....
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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