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Cutting back hardy geraniums help please

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Karen2226, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. Karen2226

    Karen2226 Apprentice Gardener

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    Hello
    I am having a bit of a tidy up in the garden today, cutting back perennials etc. I have some hardy geraniums that have stayed pretty much evergreen over winter having not died back much at all. I'm not sure whether to cut them back to the ground or leave them as they are. What do people think?
    Thanks!
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I'd cut them back as I think the new foliage will come before the flowers.
     
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      I cut them back hard, then wash my hands. Crushed geranium leaves have a scent which gets right up my nose
       
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      • Karen2226

        Karen2226 Apprentice Gardener

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        ok, i'll cut back. Good to know thanks guys.
        ps i love that smell!
         
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        • flounder

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          It smells like cat urine:huh::dunno:
           
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          Now is a good time to dig up a trowell sized piece of those geraniums and make new plants if you need them... we usually have to dig up and bin lots as some become too speading.
           
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