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26/05/2013 at 12:18

I grew delphiniums from seed last autumn and now each one has a single spindly flowering stem, with some tiny shoots at the base. I assume I won't get any more flowers this year, so am I better off removing the flowering stem to encourage plant development for a good show next year? 

26/05/2013 at 12:40

That's what I'd do gold1locks

26/05/2013 at 12:50

Thanks nutcutlet. Is a rather pathetic show normasl in year one. I sowed mine in later july .

26/05/2013 at 12:54

Yes, I would, too. The first year's flowers aren't really up to that much, anyway.

26/05/2013 at 13:15

So would I and keep repotting them so they don't get rootbound.

26/05/2013 at 14:28

I think these need a good root system to support those tall flowering spikes so I'd cut them back too and keep potting on and feeding and hope to get a great show next year.

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