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    I've have some that have survived the last 2 winters, in the cold greenhouse, so hopefully they'll make it through this one as well. Just left in their pots with some fleece over the top when it looks to turn freezing. When the weather warms up a bit, they get cut down to stumps - but regrow fairly quickly
    The only 1 that comes inside each year is a lemon-scented one that I brought back from Greece, that one can curl up it's toes at the first hint of cold
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    Mine rarely survive in the cold greenhouse, so I bring them in the house and put them on windowsills. Those without direct light get a bit leggy but they all survive.
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    Dunno about pelargoniums but I overwinter geraniums in a "VC stylee" - they get left out front of house - so somewhat sheltered from the prevailing winds - essentially forgotten about despite being next to the front door. About 80% survival so far - some have drowned due to poor pot selection on my part, but for the most they are doing ok - actually think some have flowered in the last week or so...
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    Mine are in the cold greenhouse.
    They stay in there every year and all survive.
    One or two of them are in blossom at the moment.
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    Mine are scented pelargoniums, so may be more tender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocelot View Post
    Mine are scented pelargoniums, so may be more tender.
    It may be where your GH is sited? I'm in the south west so you'd think mine would stand a chance in my GH but I've never had much success. I do better with cuttings that overwinter on my window ledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocelot View Post
    Mine are scented pelargoniums, so may be more tender.
    AS I said before my lemon scented one lives on the kitchen windowledge for the cold months
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