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rachael27

I’m just learning and experimenting with gardening. My favourite colour flowers are blue, purple and yellow :)

Dianthus alpinus

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rachael27

Took a risk and chopped it all back! Hopefully grow back all green ready for the summer 🌱😎☀️

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rachael27

Left this plant from last year because I didn’t know what to do with it and now it seems new shoots are coming through the old. Should I prune it back or just leave it? #help

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ublaszko

I think with pinks you can rejuvenate it by dividing it but I wouldn't remove the old growth until the cold wet weather is well behind us. The worst thing for pinks is cold wet soil.

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rachael27

@ublaszko oh no I just cut it all back :/ I’ll keep it in the utility where it will still be cool but dry

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ublaszko

It should come back but it may delay the flowering this year. I did the same with mine last year and it didn't start flowering until late summer. I'd still divide it once you see signs of strong growth again. In the meantime, you can give it some feed to replace the nutrients after pruning. 👍👍

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rachael27

Thank you for all your advice @ublaszko :)

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rachael27

Picked this up from Morrison’s today 🌸

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