Using a sharp knife, neatly cut a non-flowering stem as close to the base as you can and trim off the lower leaves using sharp scissors. Welcome to Pinks by Whetman, the UK’s leading breeder and propagator of award winning perfumed Pinks and Dianthus. Photograph by Pamela Harper. Sinkins’ is another old favorite, developed in 1868 by John Sinkins and introduced by nurseryman, Charles Turner. Pot Sizes. The names sound as delicious as the wonderful scent. All Dianthus flowers are edible. Much closer to home, the rare but still available, ‘Paisley Gem’ was first raised in 1798 by John Mcree, a Paisley muslin worker. An updated version of the cottage garden favourite 'Mrs Sinkins’ with the same deliciously sweet aroma but more reliable and with a more compact habit. Root cuttings have two important characteristics. Cheddar pinks are propagated by heel and tip cuttings or by dividing right after flowering. A modern representative is the large and perennially blooming, snow-white, up to 35 centimeters (14 in) high ‘Haytor White’. Garden: mainly vegetable plot with flowers interspersed, single ornamental flower border, more flowers and herbs tucked into corners, small lawn. The also white ‘Mrs. The legendary Dianthus ‘Mrs. 30cm, spread 45cm. The flower stems reach about 30cm high and are well branched so each stem carries many flowers. Dianthus ‘Mrs Sinkins’, a Victorian cottage-garden beauty, is known as the classic English garden pink. I’ve planted old-fashioned types, Mrs Sinkins white and Doris Pink. Available as 1 x 9cm pot, 3 x 9cm pots. This frilly flower is Orchid Lace, a cultivar of Dianthus superbus. Terrific for scent, 'Mrs Sinkins' is not the best for flowers, because the blooms tend to split open and look ragged. Mr. Sinkins was urged to name the variety after Queen Victoria, but he insisted on naming it for his wife. ‘Mrs Sinkins’ will never be replaced but for the average garden ‘Memories’ is a better plant. The vigour of the plants is also helped by dead heading as the flowers fade. Pinks can be propagated in the same way, but usually cuttings are taken from late June to early August. The only thing you need to keep in mind is … Also: Sizeable Patio: sheltered, with ornamentals, herbs and salads ‘Memories’ is a neat, compact plant with attractive, blue-grey foliage. Make sure that you choose a non-flowering shoot as these root better and that you trim off any … I'm not good at normal cuttings. Perfect cuttings have no blossoms, but at least three leaf nodes. Cranmere Pool, Letitia Wyatt. Wonderfully fragrant. Site: on edge of farmland, fertile clay soil, prone to winter waterlogging. Dianthus - Mrs Sinkins. Seedling varieties such as ‘Nanus Sweetness’ have their own charm, and their … And the monthly care reminds me what to do. Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins' (Hardy pink) Shaggy, white flowers are borne on stiff, grey stems above a clump of long thin grey foliage. A 5” pot will hold about 40 cuttings easily and I then stand the pots on staging outside, in fact at the side of the house where it is sheltered, covered overhead with glass but open on three sides. Family: Caryophyllaceae. “The monthly plant care instructions & monthly email reminders are just what I need to look after my garden! Female cutting grown plants, which will produce the flowers (the hops) we like to add to our home brew! Inchmery Photograph by Pamela Harper. Cleanly cut up to a 10 cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. ‘Common knowledge’ dumbly repeated by all the media says that this dicentra is propagated by root cuttings! Dianthus plumarius 'Mrs Sinkins' £14.95 Was £14.95 Now £14.95 Starting at £5.50. The flavour is subtle and ephemeral, so add them only at the last minute. Sinkins’ has particularly feathery petals. Brilliant!” “With Shoot, all the relevant information and advice about my garden and allotment are at hand. Remove a healthy shoot from the parent plant ensuring that it has 4 or 5 pairs of leaves. Cuttings of strong plants are cut at an angle and put into a pot with a mixture of peat and sand in it. However they flower only once each year. 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