I've just receivved 4/5inch plug plants, and have potted them on into individual pots. Some of them have tiny buds at the top, is it best to pinch them out to make the plants bushier?



  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,340

    Defintaley pinch the tops out, the more you do the bushier they become

  • Thanks for the advice - I am off to get pinching!

  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,825

    I used to work for a nursery man who sold Wallflower plants by the thousand. He used to run the lawn mower, set high. over the baby plants, to take out the tips. Then when they got bigger he dug them up and sold them bare rooted.

  • I have some wallflowers just germinated in the past couple of weeks. Are these ok in an unheated greenhouse over winter or should I have waited and planted them in spring - thought I 'd give it a go having collected so much seed this year. Wallflower Most Scented I think.

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,340

    Think they would be fine in an unheated greenhouse, I have mine in a cold frame but as soon as they get big enough will be hardening them off

  • mine didnt flower untilvery late this year due to the weather.. so never got any seeds in time to sow.. so having to by this year.. not done that for long time..

    i looked around at teh bare rooted one.. and it was 10 plants for £3.00 seems alot to me ... is that aobut right?

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,340

    Did pick up some bare root ones here few weeks ago, think I got about 10 largish ones and a few stragglers for about £2.00. I usually have some wallflowers on the go throughtout the year as they are so easy to grow. Think there's some siberian ones followering nowimage been cutting off the flowers and the seeds in the hope they give me some flowers in the spring.

    Got a few little seedlings growing, bit late but they might come through

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