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Sun loving geranium

Sun loving geranium

If you’ve got a sun drenched spot in your garden calling out for some colour then you need a sun loving plant like geranium.

This hot coloured plant loves hot conditions, which makes it perfect for planting in pots that tend to dry out or places that are a bit too windy for other flowers. It’s also a great plant to grow in hanging baskets, other containers like wine barrels, and pretty much anywhere that is well drained and gets good sun.

Once you’ve decided on where you’re going to grow these colourful flowers apply a general fertiliser like nitrophoska blue or use a good quality potting mix if you’re planting in pots.

Then simply dig a little hole and plant. In a small pot you’ll probably only need one seedling as they spread out a bit.

The bullseye variety of geraniums available from our online store at www.awapuni.co.nz include a mix of seedlings in red, white, orange and pinks accompanied by dark green leaves with light green edging.

Livingstone daisies, lobelia and alyssum are a few more bright plants that are fans of the sun and look good grown next to geraniums.

The trick to getting the most out of your geraniums is ensuring they receive a bit of water while they get established. Once they’ve got going you can pretty much leave them to their own devices.

In around four to six weeks expect to see some great colour contrasting with those dark leaves. Once they stop flowering, I recommend cutting them back. If you cut them back, as long as a frost doesn’t get them (move any pots under the eaves of the house if you’re concerned), they should grow back next season.

Tod Palenski
Awapuni Nurseries
www.awapuni.co.nz

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