Day 185 – 4th July – Cutting things out

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While the weather is remaining very dry and warm, I have chosen to try to protect the garden a bit from the extreme weather we had earlier in the year when the temperatures dropped lower than I can remember and I lost a number of plants, even though they had been overwintered in the greenhouse. First on my list is the training geraniums that I have in small wall pots. While it was easy enough to buy some replacements, it would be good if I had some growing ready as replacements if the cold weather comes again. The trailing geraniums aren’t the largest so it’s some quite small cuttings I’ve had to take, but I’m hoping that won’t make too big a difference and that maybe half of them at least will root and be viable replacements if needed next year.

 

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Day 115 – 25th April – Replacement Parts

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We had a particularly cold winter this year, at least for the UK and as a result, even in the greenhouse, not all the pot plants survived. The major hit was to the geraniums that I had. (These would be the Pelargonium geraniums as opposed to the hardy ones planted out). Due to them not being in season until now I have had to wait to replace them, but being able to plant them out today was nice and has helped to fill some of the gaps on the patio.