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14/05/2014 at 21:54

I have been given 3 dianthus plants and told they were known as Pink Kisses.  The plants seem to be developing well  - the stems are about 10cm and just showing small buds but there are also flower heads appearing just above the soil - should these be removed or just left ?

14/05/2014 at 22:36

I wish I knew the answer al but I'm sure an experienced gardener will be along soon 

15/05/2014 at 09:21

Bumped up

15/05/2014 at 19:59

Apologies for my ignorance - bumped up ?

15/05/2014 at 20:38

It means Pauline has commented al,in order to push it toward the top of the pile and more likely get an answer.

15/05/2014 at 20:45

Hi again al,ok I'm going to attempt to answer your question.Dianthus,of which Pinks,Carnations and Sweet Williams are members...are a sun-loving plant that prefer a well drained soil and a neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Ok I think I got that right so far lol. As for your question,I would leave the heads just above the soil but dead-head the plant so as to promote new blooms 

PS - Youtube has some great vids on gardening 

15/05/2014 at 22:10

Thanks for the info

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