Yet another hot and busy week. I have been dressing my pots (10
off) for Southport and exposing the buds, there is only 28 days to go.
When working on pot plants I like to first take all the buds and stop
the plant then some 14 days later dress the plant. This involves
removing well grown leaves to expose the buds. I am always sad about
this as I have looked after the leaves as well as all other parts of the
plant. However we must face up to removing them so that we can work on
the blooms. Note the before and after pictures for Beryl Rhodes. Be
careful not to damage the buds.
I have been
watering the plants every 2 days this week they are thirsty in the heat.
They have had a full strength feed of Chempack 3 as they looked hungry.
bloom plants are shaping up and today I put on the first plates after
cutting the odd leaf off. The Buds are getting bigger. Note the red
seedling bud. Will I exhibit it and name it this year?
stem pot plants with side shoots will also require attention this next
This week will be very
busy as I will be taking my Birmingham pot plant buds at 42 days. I took
Tom Brownlee and Roy Hartley buds last week note the picture.
looking forward to my large pot of Joan Bryce the buds are developing
well, this is a bright yellow.
this next week will be to get my buds to swell this will probably be
Chempack 3 at full strength. If the weather is dull on any day I will
also feed with a half tsp of Monomonium Phosphate / half tsp Nitrate of
Potash to one and half gal of water.
Have a good week enjoy