Some advise for those growing Pinks.
1]Give them a neutral to alkaline soil in full sun
2]Ensure that they have plenty of space and are in a gritty soil
3]DONT neglect to water your pinks during the summer.But don not over water
4]When watering , mix in a high potash such as Tomato fertiliser , or put a slow releae dianthus fertiliser on the soil once a year
5]Pinks make freat container plants , but make sure you water well /regularly and fill the pot with gritty soil.
Finally , deadhead the flowers once they have died of , this will maintain a tidy shape and or cut the whole stem of once it has finished flowering.
Pinks need replacing after 5 years ,In other words they look good for 2 – 5 years.But you can take cuttings of these plants in this time to give you some more healthy plants
- 20 Jun, 2010
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