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Denise16

A morning in a garden centre buying 🌼🌺followed by an afternoon in my garden planting 🌼🌺 then to sit back🍷& take it all in... bliss ☀️😀

Pelargonium 'Grandeur Odorata Cola' (Grandeur Odorata Series)

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Denise16

Another from a cutting I took, I feel like a gardener 😍 #cutting

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Denise16

Thanks Elaine 🤗 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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Denise16

I've put all of mine out now, I hope it's not too early🤞 #overwinter

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hayleyaj

Overnight forecast for the weekend is very low. Hope it changes!

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rachelbrooks

I’ve had a few of mine out for a while Denise! 😬 so far, so good!

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haleicmeli

Mine are out through out the year, never in. They can resist as low as -3 degrees for 3 nights if they are happy with their soil. I am sure yours will be ok too.

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Denise16

These have been over wintered, now I'm bringing them out during the day and can hopefully plant them in a couple of weeks depending on the weather ☀️🤞 #overwinter

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Denise16

These opened up since snipping them off a couple of days ago 🤗 #pelargonium-overwinter

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johninbrighton

Beautiful.

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rachelbrooks

Aww see Lainey! You could pop yours in a little vase too! @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom Sweet Denise 💕

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

@rachelbrooks I ‘is t’moz 👍🏼😢

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rachelbrooks

It’ll be alright Lainey! Just think how many you’ll have in the summer! 🌸😘 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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Denise16

Raring to go! But I'll snip them off to save their energy #pelargonium-overwinter

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itstillhelen

Really?? Is that what I’m supposed to do? Ours have been out a while, oh geez, wrong again! 😫

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Denise16

I don't think it's a rule set in stone but it's still very early for them to be flowering so snipping them of can't hurt. Should hopefully help them produce more later on🤞 Are your flowers small? @itstillhelen

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Denise16

Still not ready for the chop 💪 #pelargonium

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Beautiful and pure...

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anges

Looking good 👍💟

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Denise16

#tuesdaytenacity #pelagonium 😍

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Denise16

These have been inside for a week and seem to have grown bigger 🤔😀 #pelagonium

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matewe

Beautiful blooms 💛✨

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Denise16

Thanks Cori, such a reliable plant🤗 @matewe

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Denise16

#foliage #beautifuldecay

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Denise16

Potting up to overwinter 🤞 never know whether to call them #geranium or #pelargonium 🤔

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Denise16

Angie I remember you did very well overwintering yours, did you trim them down first? @angiecrazycatlady

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pelly

I've been sorting mine out too. I didn't cut mine back until a bit later than this last year, it was nice to have a bit of colour in the greenhouse 👍👍

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Denise16

Thanks Jane, I'll leave them out for longer too as its so mild🤗 When I do trim, how low should I go🤔 @pelly

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pelly

I trimmed when flowering was about over I pruned them to about 4”. They need very little water over winter. They are Pelargoniums by the way, Geraniums are the hardy ones. I need to alter the ones in my directory as I have them wrong!! Hope this helps Denise 😍😍

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Denise16

Perfect thanks Jane, I need to get amending too! @pelly

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pelly

You’re welcome 😍👍

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angiecrazycatlady

It's a difficult one Denise as sometimes I find cutting them back encourages botrytus (Have no idea how to spell that) so i cut back my large ones and pot up the cuttings and put them in the cuttings on the kitchen window and the small ones I leave alone. Make sure you regularly go into the greenhouse and take off any brown leaves 😊

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angiecrazycatlady

If your worried just leave them without cutting back, in the past I've overwintered all mine successfully big and small without doing a thing to them 😊

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Denise16

Fab thanks Angie, I have quite a few so will try both methods 🤗 @angiecrazycatlady

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ublaszko

Pelargoniums 😊

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Denise16

I had challenged myself to relax in the garden for at least half an hour and not take any photos 🙃 mwah hahahaha #fail

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bluefox23

Lovely photo though! 😉

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Denise16

Thanks Alison 🤗 @bluefox23

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juliesgarden

🤣🤣 I do the same !, fail miserably!

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Denise16

😂 Maybe I'll just try it another time...and fail @juliesgarden

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juliesgarden

🤣🤣🤣

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Denise16

Have a nice evening GT 🍷🌌🌛

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Keely

Cheers Denise 🍸🍹

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Davidward

That’s lovely Denise

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Denise16

Thanks David🤗 @Davidward

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Denise16

@ublaszko I've just noticed your #pelargonium tags on my pics 🤣🤣🤣

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ublaszko

What do you mean? ☺

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Denise16

Good ol' geraniums 🌸🌼

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Denise16

Some of my garden has suffered in the heat but can always rely on these 💪 #geranium

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Denise16

I think this is my first peach colour ever, I likee 😍

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gauravsh6

Lovely Colours & Excellent Shot

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Denise16

Thanks Gaurav 😃 @gauravsh6

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Denise16

Afternoon GT! What a rainy day here ☔️☔️☔️ This is a geranium I brought indoors to over winter. It hasn’t actually stopped shooting new leaves, which I have been cutting off to preserve its strength. I think from now on I shall let them grow seeing as spring is just around the corner 🌿🌿🌿🤗 #overwinter #newgrowth

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moore.794

only cut old dying leaves or flower stems. new leaves are feeding plant increasing strength

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Denise16

The new leaves have been growing constantly. I thought it needed to die back during winter? @moore.794

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moore.794

only if its dormant. incool dark place like a unheated cellar. you need to put in brightest, warmest window and give a weak dose of fertilizer. if kept dormant bring out in feb. and place in warm bright spot to start growing for summer. most modern homes do not have a place to keep them dormant so need to keep growing.

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Denise16

Almost the last of the geraniums💓 #pink

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gauravsh6

Very Pretty

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Denise16

#fadedbeauty can’t bare to chop it🙈💞

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Denise16

Still blooming ❤️ #autumnblooms

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broughgardens

Lovely, mine too 😄

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Denise16

Morning GTs😀 Lovely to see the geranium leaves putting on an autumn show 🍂🍂😍I read that they can survive winter if they are potted indoors. Can anyone vouch for that? #geraniums #advice #autumnal

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pelly

Hi Denise. They can be overwintered and you can take cuttings too. I did cuttings last year which I shall do again, but I'm also going to try overwintering the plants too. 😊😊😊

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Denise16

Thanks Jane that's good to know. I'll give it a go🤗Some of them are so big it would be a shame to not try & keep them alive @pelly

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pelly

Google "overwintering geraniums rhs" it will give all the info you need Denise. It's my go to website. 😊😊😊

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Denise16

I notice the leaves on the potted geraniums have turned red, whereas those in the ground are still green. Do you think that's because they're too waterlogged in the pots after all the rain? Or do they indeed go red in autumn? @pelly

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Denise16

Cheers Jane, I think I'll bring the potted ones into the conservatory today before they drown ☔️🙈 @pelly

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pelly

Oh, I haven't got a clue. That sent me dashing in to the garden to have a look at mine 😂 but mine are still green although they do darken eventually. I'm sorry, I really don't know. If you find out will you tag me in the answer please? 😊😊😊

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Denise16

Will do 😂 @pelly

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Denise16

This link mentions the leaves turning red when waterlogged. But they do look quite nice. I think I'll stick with 'cos it's Autumn' 🤗 http://homeguides.sfgate.com/geranium-leaves-turning-red-96380.html @pelly

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pelly

Thanks Denise, interesting reading, I'll have a proper read in the morning. Night night 😴😴😴

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Denise16

Seriously hot pink 💗#pink

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Denise16

#geranium

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Denise16

#pink

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Denise16

Love this popping red 😍 These have taken so long to bloom but well worth it.

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