you want to add splashes of bright Mediterranean colour
to your garden, while keeping it low maintenance, then
you cant go past Geraniums.
Geraniums, also known as Pelargoniums, flourish in our
warm tropical climate. These plants grow very quickly
and produce masses of dazzling flowers all through the
year. Some of the colours available include whites, pinks
and oranges to brilliant reds. As well as this, Geraniums
have many varied and delightful coloured markings on their
leaves, which can add to the overall display in the garden.
POSITION & SOIL
When planting Geraniums, they happily grow both in sunny
positions and partly shaded positions. They are very tolerant
plants that grow well in both conditions, however, they
will not grow to their best in fully shaded positions.
One thing is for sure, they like rich soil and will grow
beautifully when planted in a good rich mix, so for best
results plant into Searles® Garden Soil Mix.
If potting Geraniums, plant into Searles® Premium Potting
Geraniums are fast growing plants and will quickly fill
any spaces in the garden. They can be easily kept in shape
by clipping off shoots that might look leggy.
Geraniums are very hardy plants and are one of the great
lush plants that do well in semi dry conditions. Having
said this, they do the best when watered regularly, but
they will also grow very well and maintain their brilliant
colour in dry conditions, making them a great low maintenance
On average, geraniums respond very well to a deep watering
about twice a week.
To produce their brilliant deep green foliage and magnificent
flowers, regularly fertilise with Searles Flourish® Soluble
Plant Food. Apply this in dilute form every couple of
weeks. For fast results, apply over the foliage and also
drench the soil around the root zone. When foliar fertilising,
avoid doing so in the middle of the day or during very
After each flush of flowering, prune off the spent flowers
and re-shape the plant. Geraniums love a good prune, so
dont be shy to cut them back hard. They are fast
growing, so you can cut them into a smaller shape and
they will quickly send out bright new growth and soon,
remember, for magnificent Geraniums:
Choose a sunny to semi-shaded position
Plant into Searles® Garden Soil Mix
And regularly feed with Searles Flourish® Soluble
doing this, your garden will be dazzled with the magnificent
green foliage and brilliant blooms of lovely geraniums.
Happy Gardening with Searles from the Searle family.
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