#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... 😊
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!
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 😊😊
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!
@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 .
@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!
@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 👍🏻