Posted: 22/08/2015 at 17:07
Not if you have no flowers yet. The leading bud is the one you pinch back to get the side shoots with more flowers. Give it time, flumpy. October is outside chrysanthemum time. My bargain ones would all be hothouse bred no doubt. Cakes sound nice. It has been too hot today for my heart so had swollen feet for the first time ever. Looked up NHS direct which said to put your feet up three or four times in a day which I did and swelling has gone now but that may be because the sun has gone behind the clouds and it is a bit cooler. Anyway I was sensible and the only gardening I did was tying up my giant sunflowers to their stakes and a bit of deadheading. No digging or pruning or anything that would make me breathless!