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By Kathdav

United Kingdom Gb

first year gerniums in a pot.

Will they last for years, and if so how
does one look after them ?

Also having a hydrangea in a large pot
and its growing well, (into 3rd year)any suggestions
if it can be moved into the garden and when
is the best time ?



Plant the hydrangea into the garden in autumn. As for the geranium, depends what you mean by geranium - true Geraniums are native British plants and are herbaceous perennials - what most people call geraniums, however, are pelargoniums, sold during summer, as bedding plants. These need to be brought indoors or somewhere frost free for winter.

6 Jun, 2012


I agree with Bamboo on the geranium part of the question. However if the hydrangea is in a pot then as long as the hole you are putting it into is well dug and there is plenty of loose soil around it then I see no reason why you cant plant it out when ever you want. It is just like buying a potted specimen from the gc. The only draw back and I suspect this is why Bamboo suggested autumn, is you will have to watch the watering. Especially in a dry spell, it will need a lot.

6 Jun, 2012


Yep, that's exactly why, Seaburngirl - I don't know where Kathday is in the UK, she hasn't said, so for all I know she's in an area with a drought order in place. Not that it matters at this precise moment, she'd be lucky to get out there long enough to plant anything in between the downpours currently.

7 Jun, 2012

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