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carolecuttingitfine

Mother of 4 and enthusiastic novice gardener trying to tame an inherited wilderness in rural Devon - all advice/help gratefully received😀

Pelargonium

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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carolecuttingitfine

The #pelargoniums have been amazing this year dotted in the borders - let’s hope i can over winter them ok?! Have a fab Friday everyone 🌺🌸

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lcgardens

@carolecuttingitfine you have yourself a peaceful day too 💞

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @lcgardens never peaceful but that's the joys of a 3 year old 😉

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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carolecuttingitfine

First of the #pelargonium that survived over winter in the greenhouse to show her colours - that’s one for the wedding containers! #white theme. Have a fabby Friday everyone 😊

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pelly

Morning Carole, have a great one too 👋👋

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carolecuttingitfine

Morning @pelly 😊

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nessas

Morning Hun I’m doing some sweet peas and lace flowers for a friends daughter 21 bit nervous 😬 keep thinking will they be ready in time but I have got till August 🙄 have a lovely day 😚

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juliesgarden

Morning Carole, have a great day 🙌

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh it’s a bit of a responsibility isn’t it @nessas I’m growing loads but luckily my talented floristry friend is doing the flowers with whatever is available from what we’ve grown!

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carolecuttingitfine

Morning @juliesgarden thank you 😊 heading to the lakes for a few days so bit of a road trip!

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nessas

Fortunately it’s nothing to elaborate just little jars with them in 😅 oh lucky you will make a fabulous display 💟

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carolecuttingitfine

Still a responsibility thought isn’t it @nessas

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juliesgarden

Oh lovely , hope you have a great time , love it up there 👍😍

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @juliesgarden - haven’t been for years so looking forward to it!

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brightcolours

#whitepelargonium #whiteflowers

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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carolecuttingitfine

The #pink #pelargoniums have been amazing this year and still adding colour in pots hidden in the borders #stillsummer happy Tuesday everyone

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pelly

💕💕💕

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flof1952

Super photo Carole ......happy Tuesday to you too :))

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Keely

Morning Carole pretty ones 💞💞💞 caterpillars have devoured mine 😫

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carolecuttingitfine

Thank you @flof1952 😊oh no @Keely I've never had caterpillars on them?!

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jacaranda

That sounds like a great idea, Carole, hiding pots in the borders. Could you post a photo showing a border with hidden pots so I could get a rough idea of how you do it? @carolecuttingitfine 😘😘

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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carolecuttingitfine

#pink #pelargonium grown from plugs last year and over wintered in a cold greenhouse, and not cut back in the autumn contrary to advice and it worked! Happy Tuesday everyone, looks like it might be a lovely day out there... 😊

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janric

Morning Carol they are looking super well done! You never know til you try 😄👍 Enjoy the sunshine 😎☀️

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carolecuttingitfine

Morning @janric thank you 😊and hope you've having some sunshine too!

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janric

Its been a lovely sunny day Carol hoping for the same tomorrow 😄

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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carolecuttingitfine

#winterblooms #wintercolour the #pelargonium are starting to wake up in the greenhouse!!

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susanhumphrey333

Wow. Nice and early. I think mine have pegged it 😂

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carolecuttingitfine

Oh no @susanhumphrey333 - don't give up on them yet if you can afford the space, mine played dead last year for a long time, but I had them in the garage, as I thought the greenhouse was too cold but they have been much better this year in the greenhouse!

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susanhumphrey333

Will hang on to them just in case as they were so lovely last year Carole 👍

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columbiariver

Very exciting!

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susieg

Beautiful colour 💕

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christineb

Pretty picture 💕

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rachelbrooks

Gorgeous colour and lovely pic Carole 👌🏼💕

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ankur1406

Nice Click 📷📷👌

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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carolecuttingitfine

#pelagonium potted up and safely in the greenhouse - can't bear to cut them back just yet..

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rachelbrooks

I can't either when they look that pretty! 🌸🌸🌸

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pelly

I have taken some cuttings, but wasn't aware they could be over wintered in the greenhouse. I still have two in the garden so might try this. (If we ever get the greenhouses up. One was supposed to go up yesterday but rain stopped play lol.) @carolecuttingitfine 😊😊

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carolecuttingitfine

As we are in the south @pelly and it's relatively mild, I usually can get away with it, I have better success with this than cuttings!? But I do cut them right back when I can bear it and before the frosts come!

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pelly

Thank you @carolecuttingitfine . I might as well have a go, I have nothi g to loose. As for the cuttings, I've never done it before so fingers crossed. 😊 😊

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susieg

Still looking lovely so I don't blame you!

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nessas

Some very pretty ones their I wouldn't want to cut them back with all those lovely flowers 🌺

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brightcolours

#pelargonium #pelargonium-overwinter #pelargonium-advice

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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carolecuttingitfine

My only survivor from last year.. Who says cuttings are easy!?

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russellcooper

@carolecuttingitfine When you take cuttings try watering the compost first with some copper sulphate solution . This will sterilise the compost and stop the cuttings from damping off and getting neck rot . Do this when I take my trailing Germanium cuttings . Got 98 out of a 100 . Not bad ha .

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carolecuttingitfine

@russellcooper thank you so much for your advice, neck rot did appear to be a problem and I never knew how much and when to water over winter.. I kept them in the integral garage near the window hoping it wouldn't be too cold.. In comparison to the greenhouse... I shall aim for 98% success rate too!

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clickchick

Wow a beautiful survivor to :)

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brightcolours

#pelargonium-propagation #pelargonium #cuttings #CopperSulphate #sterilise #DampingOff #NeckRot

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angipangi

@carolecuttingitfine Practise makes perfect. I should know as I've been practising for a long time and still sometimes get it wrong. Your survivor is a lovely soft delicate combination of colour. Well worth the effort 👍🏻

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