Quick question about Geraniums. These plants (particularly the 'Zonal'
variety - I think thatís correct - I'm a n00b and I'm just reading off
the labels!) seem to flourish the most in my tiny little garden, so
because of that I've bought quite a few.
However, two questions:
1: I've got two red 'Zonal' Geraniums, just bought from different
shops. These are identical in every way except one of them appears to
have a MUCH higher bloom velocity (not sure if that is a good way to
explain!) - basically one of them blooms in an almost perfectly round
spherical shape, where as the other (and this is typical of all my
other Geraniums regardless of colour or where I bought them) seems to
have less bloomage, still pretty with plenty of flowers appearing, but
not as perfectly large and spherical as the other. My main point is,
can 'breading' if that is the correct usage of words affect what type
of flowers and bloom you get? or is it a case of a plant is a plant and
individual plants will grow dependant on how you treat them up to a
point? It just seems that the 'big' plant seems to be a one off, but it
is sooooo much better than all the rest I was going to use it for
cuttings and attempt to grow my own....
..which leads me to question 2:
How do you take cuttings from a Geranium? What is the best procedure to
use, and assuming I have no greenhouse, how and where would be best to
grow them on to make full plants out of them? (and how long does it