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I don't care if a plant is fashionable or not, if I like it I plant it in my garden. My eldest son bought me a house plant pot of Chrysanth's for mother's day this year and when it had finished flowering indoor's (which was ages) I cut it down and planted it in the garden where it is now flowering again a lovely bright yellow to make me smile now that the Dahlia flowers have been killed by the first frosts.


  • Hi there

    I would like to find out where to buy the daffodil bulbs with the rose scent that was featured in your programme a few weeks ago pleae?
  • Adam,
    I tried, Lord knows I tried, to like chrysanthemums, but there is just no chemistry between us.
    It sounds like you are on a crusade to rehabilitate misunderstood plants. I feel certain acubas can't be far behind...

    Since I like to think I have an open mind, I am planning on going to the open day at Chrysanthemums Direct on November 6th. Their nursery is in Cheshire, you must e-mail first to register for the tour [email protected] Will let you know if there has been a change of heart!
  • Reply to Lila: Love them, or hate them ... chrysanthemums are one of those plants that divide people, I know, just like gladioli and many others. However, there's no doubting their popularity.

    Thankfully you have an open mind, and I'm sure that when you delve deeper into the wonderful world of chrysanths you'll discover some you like, and perhaps even one you couldn't live without. Well, here's hoping!
  • chrysanthemum and Dahla show that I went to at the Toyota building in Burgh Heath Surrey was an eye opener, never seen so many beautiful plants every colour and shape,I have only ever grown the normal type, but these were grown by people that spend their lives looking for perfection, what a treat.
  • I love chrysanthemums and Im sure a few weeks ago Gardens World on the tv went somewhere and showed I really good collection, but cant remember where. Thought it was Harlow Carr but they say they have none on display. Any takers as to where it was ; )
  • I too love chrysanthemums, and they grow really well here in Bulgaria.Some neighbours have such beautiful displays.
    They are very useful as a cut flower in the house as cut flowers are very expensive to buy here, thats the one thing I miss, its being able to buy a large bunch of flowers for the house. So now trying to grow my own, and chrysanths get top marks.
  • Yes to the chrysants.

    I have lovely blooms in yellow, pink and white,all cuttings from the year round pots sold in supermarkets.
  • Sunday November 1st there is a Chrysanth show at Abinger Hammer on the way to Guildford following the road from Dorking in Surrey. time 2 oclock if any one is interested.
  • I have a question about composting. I have a cat who uses a litter tray which is filled with the wood based pellet litter you can buy. If I remove the "solid matter" from the tray, is it ok to put the "wet" litter in my compost bin?
  • hi, we have a very small garden. this year my husband has had a wonderfull show of chrysanths at his first attempt. we now need to know how to take some cuttings.could someone give us some ad
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