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This tale starts around February this year with a visit to our local Lidel store where a number of dwarfed Chrysanthemoms were for sale at £3 per pot each contained three cuttings that had been stopped to produce a single bloom,could not resist two pots a whole £6 pounds ,they proved good value as they continued to flower for 4 weeks.


The flowers over they were moved to the glass house and cut back to a few inches from the ground where in a short time they started to throw up new shoots.early spring and i split them up into six individual plants and provided fresh compost in 4in pots

One set back the squirrels dug them all back out of the pots a few days after they were put outside destroying the smallest one, after that the five remaining continued to grow throughout the Summer & Autumn re potted twice more


It was early October before buds appeared and there was talk of frosts so i decided to move them back under cover where the flowers are now opening,some already in the house as cut flowers with lots more to come


I think a good six pounds worth dont you.
Brian

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Oh my goodness, now that's what I call value for money - well done, you :o)

11 Nov, 2009

 

What a success story...
congratulations ! :o)

11 Nov, 2009

 

a man after my own heart. our local lidle has had a change of manager and no one looks after the plants now. so sad.

love the colour. :o)

11 Nov, 2009

 

I love hearring stories like this!!.....well done you :))

11 Nov, 2009

 

£6 well spent, I'd say!!

11 Nov, 2009

 

Well done! pretty mums, so bright and joyfull!

~~~^~~~<@ =^..^=

12 Nov, 2009

 

Fantastic! Well done! I really didn't have a clue that this could be done....so thanks. :-)))))))

12 Nov, 2009

 

It was a good thing you grew them on. They are wonderful

12 Nov, 2009

 

it was certainly £6 well spent, they look lovely.

12 Nov, 2009

 

Somehow getting your full value just makes you smile all year doesnt it - and these look like pretty hot value to me.

13 Feb, 2010

 

That sure was £6 well spent.

13 Feb, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

I cut them down about two weeks ago and strong shoots are growing ,will need repotting soon

13 Feb, 2010

 

I bought similar pots of incurved chrysanths in Morrisons two years ago. I planted them out in the garden and they are still growing strongly. They have reverted and are no longer incurved but they make a lovely splash of colour in the autumn. I cut them back after flowering each year. As you say a very good bargain.

8 Jul, 2012

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