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goodlife

this years chrysanths

just to bring a bit of sunshine thought i would share these with you all

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Digindeep

thanks for sharing
darkbrowneggs

Well done - they look lovely  

PS - hints and tips on how you grew them ?  
goodlife

well the easy way is buy named variety when available feb mar grow in 2" pot then repot as it grows pinch out centre at 4" lfor show blooms allow only three shoots to grow or if not you can allow 6 to grow and just let them grow the more buds you keep will depend on the flower size showing depends on the date of the show as to when you make the 2nd stop allow two shoots to grow keep the centre bud and rub out any other feed as normal or a secret formula i don't show any more so i allow about 3 buds for more info

http://www.southportgardeningandchrysanths.org.uk/howtogrow.htm

kaz

Are crysanths scented?
goodlife

well depends on what you mean by scented the flower,stem and leaves all smell of chrysanths it is a very strong scent and will fill a normal room
but it is not scented  like a rose
darkbrowneggs

I love the smell of Chrysanths - its so fresh  

Where would you recommend buying the plants from - I have always fancied growing some of the spider types.  Are they very difficult?
goodlife

i get mine from local growers or if i want a special i use woolmans this is a big site and worth looking at ,this is the page for spiders but they list all the best in chrysanths have fun  

http://www.woolmans.com/catalogue/chrysanthemum/range/S
darkbrowneggs

Thanks  

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