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Last post 13-09-2017 4:45 PM by Paul. 2 replies.

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  • 13/09/2017 10:21 AM
    • Paul
    • 16 Jun 2010
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    I've been told that when buying pansies for hanging baskets I should remove all the flowers so that the actual plants get established and by that method I will get a much better show later. Any views?

  • 13/09/2017 03:13 PM
    • Blackstart
    • Warwickshire
    • 06 Dec 2010
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    When I buy plants for pots etc, I usually go for the ones that are not showing too many flowers because there is always a feeling that they may be getting past their best. Some people may think that removing the flowers will cause the plants to put on more growth and flower more strongly later. If you by plants in flower at least you can get some enjoyment from them immediately, just-dead head them as the flowers fade and more will come. If the faded blooms are not removed the plants will try to produce seed and divert energy from flowering to that of seed production. What would I do? I'd try to get plants that have some, but not too many flowers rather than plants in full bloom. Blackstart

  • 13/09/2017 04:45 PM
    • Paul
    • 16 Jun 2010
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    Many thanks