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  • ablasablas Posts: 2
    worked fine for me and all cuttings are well rooted first time I have ever tried taking cuttings,fair pleased
  • SuziepoSuziepo Posts: 10
    When do you plant pinks out if you have new plants.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    Are these plants you've grown from cuttings or mature plants you've bought?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • My cuttings of garden pinks have taken and been potted on. When do I plant them out?
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,572

    If you have a cold greenhouse or cold frame ,I would plant them out in Spring. They may get too soggy in a wet winter. In subsequent years, they will be stronger plants more able to withstand it.

  • I ordered some dianthus from Hayoft and they have been in the ground for about 6 weeks.  All have grown well and three have even had small flowers.  They are about 4" x 4" and I'm now wondering whether it would be sensible to dig them up and grow on in pots during the winter.  I haven't grown dianthus before so would appreciate some advice as realise they are young plants.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762

    If they're in suitable ground they should be fine where they are Billie. It's wet soggy ground they hate so if they have good drainage there's no need to lift them. If you're worried then put them into pots for this winter and try and improve your soil for next year if you want to keep them in the ground permanently. I love them but we get high rainfall so I mostly grow in pots, but I've grown them in the ground  successfully where I've mixed large amounts of grit into the ground first. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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