The pictures on the accompanying pages are of pot plants in 9" pots being prepared for
Three basal shoots should be selected for training into a
triangle and they should be secured
to outward sloping canes by gently pulling them
towards the canes with soft synthetic twine.
This tying will require to be altered each week to permit the
arrangement of the subsequent flowers in a manner that they do
not overlap each other.
Aim for 5 flowers on each stem.
Varieties which are free branching should be chosen.
Those varieties which do not produce leafage down the edge of
the pot should be avoided.
The buds are secured at 1¼" diameter some 5 weeks before the
George McCormick (multi
(multi stem) Avalanche
& Mrs E. Mclauchlan (multi stem)