Dianthus

JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 317
evening everyone,

after some really hot temperatures this summer my dianthus have really suffered (see photos). Do you think they can be saved? I have taken a few cuttings but the main plants have gone crispy in the middle.....

these were some plants I saved from a horrible supermarket death last year and they have been beautiful until they did not get enough water when I was on vacation.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,285
    No pic showing @Jacquimcmahon, but you can peg down stems then wait until they root, and separate them. A bit like doing strawberry runners. 
    You can also cover them with a bit of compost and then do that. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 317
    Oops forgot the photos!

  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 317
    Thanks fairygirl I forgot to touch “post”!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 25,285
    No probs @Jacquimcmahon ; ;)
    Hopefully your cuttings will take, but the 2nd one doesn't look too clever.
     I'd be inclined to water them really thoroughly, then try the second method of covering the bottom of the plant with a wee layer of compost, pegging down stems as best you can. I've done that a few times with gappy ones, and it's worked well. 
    Can you take them out of the pots they're in and put them in separate pots? It might be easier to revive them.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 317
    I’ll give that a try thanks. I was planning to pot up individually for winter anyway.
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