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By bjs


Hi everyone
Back when the Snow was on the ground Jan/Feb I happened to go into our local Lidl Store and spotted a lot of potted Crysanthemums for sale at about £3.00 a pot they were not the usual multi heads but large incurved ones Six rooted cuttings each with one very nice flower,I could not resist.At home the flowers lasted over three weeks.then the pot was removed and placed in a cold glass house.i removed the flower leaving about thee inches of stem within a short while each piece started to sprout so I repotted six plants individualy,they have to date been repotted once more as they grow away.I lost one plant gnawed off at ground level squirrels.

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What a bargain ! Lovely fresh colour too :)

28 May, 2009


yep thats a bargain . . .. I like it

28 May, 2009


Well done! :-)

28 May, 2009


lydl is great if you are lucky to get a store where they look after them. the dahlias i bought are doing great guns too.
i love these incurls, it was my mums favourite autumn cut flower.

28 May, 2009


You need to be there the day they are delivered, same with B&Q and others,best of luck with yhe Dahlias.

29 May, 2009


yes i know but i dont get out that way too often :o( mind you it is probably just as well. do they sell shoe-horns too?

29 May, 2009


Wonderful chrysanthemums but can you tell me what the green mesh is for? ? anti snail device ? I'm going through your old blogs to find the one on making troughs. I'm enjoying this a lot.

8 Jul, 2012

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