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24/02/2013 at 14:33
I would like to introduce some carnations/pinks back into my garden , had some but lost them in those really cold winters . Was wondering about growing from seed so I have more as replacements if necessary and bigger clumps. .....or am I better to buy plants and take cuttings ? Any thoughts appreciated
24/02/2013 at 14:40
Cuttings are so easy...quick,true to plant and taken now will produce flowering plants by mid /late summer. Pot them around rim of pot and I,add perlite to compost
24/02/2013 at 15:28
Thanks Verdun , I will get some plants and take cuttings then.
24/02/2013 at 15:33

Hi Bunny, I grew some from seeds a couple of years ago, took a while to get going though. Mine look a bit untidy as they are in large pot and whilst I don't mind that effect,I probably wont grow them again from seed. Cuttings would be a quicker option.

24/02/2013 at 15:40
Thanks Hollie
24/02/2013 at 17:33

Thanks for the reminder to do the cuttings ................

24/02/2013 at 18:49
Bunny, if you are buying pinks choose those with best scent but my favourite of all is an old variety called Mrs Simkins.....white, shaggy flowers but superb. When I buy new plants I take cuttings right away if I can.....it makes the donor plants bushier and the cuttings seem to be more "energetic".
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