Perfect blooms for the vase
Late chrysanthemums come into their own at this time of year. For me, they exude class and there’s a great pleasure in cutting enough for a vase. Large mop-headed types cost a fortune per bloom in city markets, perfectly understandable when you consider the many months of care involved. Rooting, potting-up and potting-on, feeding and watering, removing side shoots, stopping, disbudding, pest control, are but some of the operations involved on the journey to show-stopping blooms.

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