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    Default Anyone overwintering pelargoniums?

    Just thought I'd share a picture of my overwintering pelargoniums. They are in a plastic greenhouse up against a south facing house wall so reasonably protected. As we seem to be in a warm spell I took them all out today checked them over and watered them before putting back. The majority now seem to be picking up well and regrowing leaves with only a few casualties to rot/cold and a few more yet to start back into growth, hopefully. Anyone else overwinter them?


    The greenhouse is vertical, the picture is not. I don't know how to rotate it?.
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    Did you take that photo with an iPhone/iPad? That's normal for it to come in landscape. Before uploading, use the edit tool and slightly crop photo top and bottom and it will upload the correct way.

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    I've tried to overwinter mine in my greenhouse, but even though I'm in the south west my garden gets hit by frost and I can loose loads.
    I've had better luck taking cuttings and keeping indoors during the winter before moving out to the GH early Spring
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    Mine are in the GH, still flowering. I can't bring myself to cut back anything in flower - seems so ungrateful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Before uploading, use the edit tool and slightly crop photo top and bottom and it will upload the correct way.
    Thanks Scarlet, minor cropping worked a treat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Mine are in the GH, still flowering. I can't bring myself to cut back anything in flower - seems so ungrateful!
    I don't have anywhere warm enough to overwinter them as real plants so I have to be ruthless and cut them right back and strip all the leaves. Leaves them looking very sad but helps them survive for me.

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    I still have some outside in hanging baskets. They were there last winter as well (I forgot them!)
    They wouldn't win any prizes for most attractive basket but it amazes me that they've survived so long.
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    I used to take cuttings and overwinter them and the cut back roots of plants in greenhouse covered with fleece. Unheated, don't water- approx half survive.

    But it's hassle : now i buy 20-40 very small plants as now and pot them on in the house. Cheaper, less hassle, better results..

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