Words by Jessica Peace
So, you know how to plant them and propagate them, here’s how to hang onto them...
WAIT TIL THE FROST HAS GONE
If you want to get your pelargoniums outside wait til the frosts have (really) gone; there were a few accidental deaths as we all raised an eager glass to the spring in March, before the snow came and f’ckd it all up.
KEEP IT DRY
Pelargoniums are not big boozers, if your leaves are going yellow you’ve drowned it mate.
BUT NOT TOO DRY
Think of your pelargonium as that one at the party saying, ‘Ooh, go on then...just a nip’. If you leave them without a neighbour to chuck the watering can over, you might come back from your fortnight in Spain to floral devastation.
Attempting not to kill any other plants? Have a nosey at Nik’s book, HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR PLANTS.