How to Grow - Geraniums 

Step 1

Check your plants against your order confirmation (sent previously). All items are posted separately so if you have ordered more than one item this will represent part of your order and the balance will be sent separately. If you want to check the status of the balance of your order please check your account on our website.

 

Step 2 - On Arrival

Carefully unpack your plants as soon as they arrive removing the tray from the box (the box can be torn up and added to your compost heap).

Place the tray in a frost free, light, draught free area (if you do not have any indoor space, cover tray with horticultural fleece and leave in a sheltered spot in the garden) and water gently either by misting or by standing in a shallow tray of water.

Allow the plants to rest for 24 hours. Don’t worry if the leaves appear slightly yellow or if a small amount of compost has come away from the root blocks.

 

Step 3 – Planting

Medium sized Geraniums should be grown on for 2 - 4 weeks before planting out, large sized Geraniums can be planted straight out as long as risk of frost has passed.

N.B. As these geraniums are not frost hardy please wait until risk of frost has passed before planting out.

For growing on:

  • a) Ensure plants have been well watered.

  • b) Use your finger or a pencil to push the individual cells up from below and out of the tray. Pull gently up by gripping one of the leaves. Do not try and grab the stem as this will significantly damage the plant.

  • c) Fill 9cm pots with compost and create a small hole in each to plant the cell in (one plant per pot). Ensure the point at which the leaves and stem are joined is above the top of the soil, firm the plant in gently.

  • d) Water gently immediately after transplanting and place in a warm light position out of direct sunlight.

  • e) Feed using a liquid feed after one week and keep well watered.

  • f) After 2 – 4 weeks they should be ready for planting out into beds, borders hanging baskets or planters keeping the full stem exposed and the plug submerged so the top of the plug is level with the soil surface. Once planted water in generously.

  • g) If there is still a slight risk of frost once planted out, protect with fleece overnight to prevent discolouration of the leaves.

 

General Care

It’s easy to create a fantastic show with our Geraniums, for best results follow these general care guidelines:

  • a) Grow on indoors for 2 – 4 weeks before planting out.

  • b) Plant out after risk of frost has passed – if you do not have an indoor space to store your plants the tray can be covered with horticultural fleece and stored in a sheltered spot in the garden.

  • c) Water regularly throughout the summer.

  • d) Feed weekly – Geranium fertiliser is ideal.


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