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What do I do with my pinks when they stop blooming. They have been super this year with loads of blooms but the plants are becoming quite woody.



I dead head them and they flower again usually. If your plants are too woody, just pull some bits off and shove them in the soil nearby. A little bit of TLC (some water when it doesn't rain) and you'll find you have new plants to replace the old ones. They root very readily.

8 Aug, 2011


I agree with Beattie. They're really very easy plants and thrive basically on neglect!!

8 Aug, 2011


I just dead head regularly until the flowers stop in October sometimes Novemeber. I leave them alone through the winter and they start to flower again late March.

I just love pinks, who wouldn't, they are evergreen, flower for 6 months of the year, last the winter and get bigger and better each year, I love them especially the Whetman pinks, the scents are heavenly and they are so much stronger and fuller than the ones I bought from the supermarket and much more hardy than supermarket ones which tend to droop as the leaves are not as thick or strong and sturdy as the Whetmen ones, I guess that's why she is famous she does grow the best pinks. :)

9 Aug, 2011

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