13 March 2011 16:17:57
Last spring John and Ann (Knocknakillew) were kind enough to send me 'stools' of named varieties of show chrysanthemums. They did well for me last year, although I grew them in pots in the greenhouse. It was a shame I had to miss our local horticultural show in August because my mums would surely have scooped some prizes!
The chrysanthemums have come through the winter in the greenhouse so, I am pleased to say, they are quite hardy. I noticed that they were regrowing some time ago.
Today, I took cuttings, which is the acknowledged procedure, and placed them in a container with a lid. Although I never took Chrysanthemum cuttings before, it was a bit like the procedure with dahlias in spring.
I decided to keep the mother plants as I may well get more cuttings even if they themselves are to be discarded later.
Peter, I haven't forgotten I promised you a few plants.