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How can I tidy up my carnation plants

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My carnations have been in place for approximately 3 years and are looking very straggly and unsightly. My husband wants to remove them but I love cutting the flowers in the summer. How can I tidy them up?



They are not long-lived plants and I take cuttings of mine - they root easily in water or in seed compost.

Once they get woody, it's probably best to take cuttings of your favourites and dig the old plants out. Treat yourself to new ones, it's a good excuse!

12 Apr, 2009


Could you not put a plant supporter round the new ones as they grow to stop them falling over? Then maybe they won't irritate your husband?

12 Apr, 2009

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