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Species Pelargoniums

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I have been getting quite worried about my precious species Pelargoniums as they just arent growing. So I went on Google and found this site. Its really helpful. It hadn’t occurred to me that it could be my geraniums’ dormant period right now! So now I shall stop all watering and give them a bit of shade and a rest. And hopefully in the autumn I can bring them indoors and they should flower all winter! The things you never think of eh?

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Just goes to prove we all learn something new every day. As for the Pelargoniums, well we all need a rest don't we? Hopefully they will appreciate it and do you proud.

26 May, 2018

 

Are they perennial Karen?

26 May, 2018

 

Oh! I didn't know geraniums did that, either! And I have been missing mine this year that I have had for donkeys years. So maybe that's what is going on with those too. Thank you for posting about them :)

26 May, 2018

 

Thanks Honeysuckle...we'll see.

Yes Dawn, they are perennial.

Could be Pamela. :)

26 May, 2018

 

Well i never Karen, didn't know they existed as perennial, I'm off to Google :-)

26 May, 2018

 

Well Dawn, you would love the scented leaved ones....Attar of Roses and Torento are two absolute Crackers and so is Lady Plymouth. I have a lovely red scented-leaved one too, but the name escapes me just now....might be 'Mystery'.

26 May, 2018

 

Sound nice Karen, so do you put them in the greenhouse over winter.

27 May, 2018

 

Yes, and some in the house, but be careful as they can get leggy.

28 May, 2018

 

My Mom was good with pelargoniums...but I've never been. I love them but I've never been able to keep them overwinter like my Mom could. I was wondering if the cold stretch in April, was it?...could have caused them to extend their dormancy?

28 May, 2018

 

Could be Lori. I hadn’t thought of that. Could well be.

28 May, 2018

 

Our scented Lady Plymouth is flowering now....I have ditched a couple as they were too weedy....and bought another more sturdy.

29 May, 2018

 

I’ve ditched Lady Plymouth because she got too woody! But I still have ‘Attar of Roses’ and ’Torento’. They are both lovely pink scentted leaved pelas.

29 May, 2018

 

I love them, and Quantock Candy is a favourite. You probably know it is easy to take cuttings: just keep them fairly dry and they will root in a few weeks. Mona Lisa is a gorgeous one too!

4 Jun, 2018

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