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Yesterday, my wife surprised me with two beautiful “snapdragon 5” potted plants and they are just beautiful! I had never heard about a “snapdragon”, but I just love the “clustered flowers”! Here’s the new babies being hydrated in the sink before I transplant them:

They are just beautiful, but being in only a 5" container, I suspect that the little guys are pretty root bound and will need to be transplanted with a lot of TLC.
I will be using Howard Garrett’s method of “butterflying” the root ball as explained in this video: Transplanting properly

The new little “babies” should be “happy little campers” in their new carefully prepared organic home! :-)

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They are lovely plants, a thoughtful wife :)) we call them Snapdragons too but their "proper" name is Antirrhinum (think I've spelled it right!!)...but I'm sure you know that already...I watched the video...interesting...I don't normally break into the rootball to that extent...just tease the roots out a little. will try that way next time I'm planting out....

12 Nov, 2009


What are your temperatures like over there, N2? I hope your plants will be OK outside at this time of year - here, I would be sheltering them in the coldframe until spring.

They are lovely! :-))

12 Nov, 2009


Greats plants very easy to grow I planted quite a few seelings and they flourish well I have some pics as well these that you have will grow very nicely,saw the video I have never used that technique sounds interesting the butterflying,its the mixture that he used that I guess makes the seedlings so healthy being organic as well.

12 Nov, 2009


How Nice of your Wife to buy u these :)iv got 3 in My Garden that r a lovely Pink Colour :)

12 Nov, 2009


I love snapdragons, my daughter loved when she was little squeezing the sides of the flower so the 'mouth opened' lol, i have a lot of self set ones of all colours, from white to deep maroon. lovely plants

12 Nov, 2009


I didn't know about butterflying but will certainly try it. Never had much luck with snapdragons, maybe they are in the wrong place.

12 Nov, 2009


save the seed and sow your own for next season too. they are excellent doers.

12 Nov, 2009

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