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Good evening I have got 200 pinks which is growing nicely in my green house do I plant them out next spring or should I risk putting them out this autumn to grow on in the winter months the pinks was only sown four weeks ago they are all in three inch pots now  


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,304

    What kind of Pinks?


  • Hi berghill, the pinks I,am growing is the hardy type cottage pinks where they last for about three years in your garden and then they run out of steam 

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,304

    Certainly would get them out of a greenhouse at the earliest opportunity. I find they do better where the air can circulate around them.

    I think I would wait until Spring to put them in their final positions though as said already.

    Though having said that there are dozens of self seeded ones in our gravel garden which have only just appeared and they will be out all winter.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,882

    I'd agree with Verd and Berghill, Raymond. They're much better in the open air but a bit of protection in winter from heavy rain will benefit young plants, even if it's against a wall. I have a big pot next to a seat - great scent. 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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