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28/08/2013 at 14:20

I have a Michaelmas Daisy (Bahamas) that is about 4 years old. The plant has flowered profusely every year. This year it grew quite healthily to a height of about 3 ft. No buds or flowers appeared & the plant began to go brown & wither from ground level upwards.

Rightly or wrongly I have cut the plant back to ground level.

Why hasn't the plant fowered & have I done the right thing by cutting it back? 

28/08/2013 at 14:46

cutting it back was probably a good move, it wouldn't have looked much in flower if it had got that far not with brown leaves. 

I find the traditional MDs do this a lot for me, I blamed my dry soil and stopped growing them. 

I do better with some of the other species of aster, though 'Monch' which a lot of people recommend doesn't do well for me

28/08/2013 at 15:53

I grow aster 'little Carlow' and that does well, all others seem to suffer with mildew.

28/08/2013 at 17:26

They all dislike drying out,too much ...when they do they show they are unhappy. However, Little Carlow amd Frikartii Monch are very resistant to diseases

29/08/2013 at 09:44
are we talking about Christmas already oh no !!!!!too soooooon, i avnt got a winking smilie
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