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Dianthus help please

debs64debs64 Posts: 4,720
Hi all, I never have any luck growing garden pinks and I do love them. Will be trying again this year. Is there anything I can do to help them succeed? Tried in pots to no avail so planning to put them into the ground. Any advice welcome thanks


  • LynLyn Posts: 21,343
    I can’t grow them either, well, I have lots of the Deltoid types but not the carnations. Either they don’t like my acid soil or I’m rubbish at growing them😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,354
    I think it's the acid soil - I can't grow them either, though I could in a previous garden!
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,971
    My soil is only very slightly acid and I've had clumps of Mrs Sinkins dianthus for many years. Even when other plants are wilting in the heat/drought the dianthus seem to thrive on it
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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