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I was given a potted Chrysanthemum in May this year. As the display was made up of five plants I planted them in the garden after they had finished flowering. I am pleased to say they are now flowering again and look rather splendid. As they were originally meant as an indoor plant what should I do with them after they have finished flowering outside? Do I leave them where they are and just see what happens to them over winter. Any advice would be welcome.

Lift them with a large root ball and pot up in a large pot then if possible put them in a green house or a sheltered spot. Do this before the frost gets them. If in a greenhouse you should have flowers until Christmas.
When the flowers are finished keep them fairly dry under cover then next spring when they wake up take cuttings and keep potting them on.

Frank.

sotongeoff

Just leave them where they are-you will most likely find they will flower again next year-in the meantime cut off all the stems once flowering has finished virtually down to the ground

Many thanks Palaisglide and Sotongeoff for your advice. As I have five plants I will pot up two of them (I only have limited room in the greenhouse) and leave the other three in the ground. I'll report back on progress next year. I will be very pleased to get more flowers next year.

Ted do not know where you live Geoff lives in the far south I live in the north east one foot in the north sea so I would lift them Geoff would probably leave them.
Gardening advice depends on where you live.

Frank.

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sotongeoff

Frank-

It would seem to be Tendring, Essex

But of course you are right about the geographical differences.

 

Palaisglide wrote (see)

Ted do not know where you live Geoff lives in the far south I live in the north east one foot in the north sea so I would lift them Geoff would probably leave them.
Gardening advice depends on where you live.

Frank.

Hi Frank

As Sotongeoff has already pointed out I live in the Tendring area of Essex, on the coast so we don't tend to get very cold weather here and our garden is very sheltered. However I am going to lift a couple of the Chrysanthemums out of the ground and pot up in the greehouse over winter - just in case. I was unsure whether they would be happy outside as they were originally bought for indoor display. In fact I don't know anything about Chrysanthemums at all as I have never had any so both suggestions were very welcome.

Caroline

Caroline, in February ask again and we will tell you how to take cuttings and bring them on for next Autumn.

Frank.

Palaisglide wrote (see)

Caroline, in February ask again and we will tell you how to take cuttings and bring them on for next Autumn.

Frank.

Many thanks Frank. I will put a note in my diary to contact you in Feb. Lovely sunny day today but of course it won't last.

Caroline

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