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Leading the way with Dianthus

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Pinks stopping
Pinks stopping growth
Pinks stopped

The Pinks have over wintered in the poly-tunnel, as being frost hardy I have found they seem to like the cooler conditions better than the greenhouse. They are now starting to grow rapidly and I will need to keep an eye open for any pests, especially aphids which can soon become an infestation. Growth is appearing at the base which is the flowering stems. When this happens I normally remove the centre stem as it elongates and I do this by bending the stem over at right angles.Once the centre stem is removed the side shoots begin to form.