Last Updated on 28/04/2021 by Amber Williams
Geraniums, also known as Cranesbill or pelargoniums, are hardy bedding blooms. Their vibrant colours and gorgeous green foliage can provide months of beauty to the summer garden.
If you’re new to gardening and are searching for the perfect flower for your beds, then look no further. If you’re unsure on how to plant geraniums, then use this blog as a handy guide!
Where to Plant Geraniums
Typically, Geraniums are used for bedding and container displays. Our Geraniums are supplied as handy plug plants, making the planting process far more straight forward.
However, you can also plant varieties like trailing geraniums in hanging baskets for a floriferous effect throughout the season!
How to Plant Geranium Plugs
Before planting, ensure your soil is well prepped. Position them in well-drained, fertile soil in an area of the garden that reaches plenty of sunlight.
Gently remove the plug from its tray. To do this, you can push from the bottom of the tray and lift. Give each plug a small pot so that it can retain moisture before potting on after a few weeks if the weather allows.
Add compost to each pot and dig a hole that will fit the plug, ensuring the surface of the plant is level with the soil. Cover gently and pat the soil to ensure its secure.
Water once planted, but ensure the soil doesn’t become too wet. Geraniums aren’t thirsty plants, and will do well with intermittent watering. However, when you do water them, do so in the early mornings or late evenings, so the sun doesn’t evaporate the water instantly.
When to Plant Your Geraniums
As a rule of thumb, Geraniums should be planted from the end of May to June, after the risk of frost has passed. If you live in colder climates, then wait as long as possible so you know that there’s no danger of harsh weather.