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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Giant Mums

13 March 2011 16:17:57
Chrysanthmum cuttings

Chrysanthmum cuttings

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.


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Myrtle Myrtle 13 March 2011 16:20:11

Isnt it great when you can multiply plants, like sowing seeds, it is a lovely part of gardening.


Dick Dick 13 March 2011 16:22:02

I will have to try this out some time Rachel. I have never done this before.


fran m fran m 13 March 2011 16:29:32

Well done Rachel.


mcdonald mcdonald 13 March 2011 16:39:34

Thanks for the idea Rachel, I am going to try cuttings with my plants, and your glasshouse looks tidy compared to my garden shed.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 13 March 2011 18:36:10

Very good that they came through the winter and even better being able to propagate new plants.


Clara Clara 13 March 2011 19:13:42

Looks like you will have great colour again with them well done.


Rachel Rachel 13 March 2011 20:43:15

Yep, a job that's easily forgotten. Feeling pleased with myself for remembering.


Lìga Lìga 14 March 2011 07:04:36

My little pot ,what you gave me at Johnstow with every day look better and better,thanks,and wish you better luck this year with show,do not miss it!


Rachel Rachel 15 March 2011 23:43:21

Thanks, Liga : )


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