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Geranium psilostemon

July 20, 2011


Four weeks ago I lifted a large clump of G.psilostemon that had out-grown its space in the garden. It was also in the last throws of flowering so I felt less guilty about forking it out of the ground. I shook off as much soil as possible and gently teased the roots apart at the base and these I cut back to about 20cm. I reduced the top growth to about the same and placed each root on fresh compost in 9cm pots. I topped up each pot with more compost to cover the roots, watered them and placed the pots in a shady spot outside. I made 18 new plants from the original clump and five weeks later I have a tray of healthy plants in full leaf.

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