This frilly flower is Orchid Lace, a cultivar of Dianthus superbus. I see it as a lazy way of doing cuttings, they look after themselves and you don't have to do anything. Cranmere Pool, Letitia Wyatt. Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins' (Hardy pink) Shaggy, white flowers are borne on stiff, grey stems above a clump of long thin grey foliage. The flower is incorporated in the coat of arms of the Borough of Slough, England. 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. Dianthus plumarius 'Mrs Sinkins' £14.95 Was £14.95 Now £14.95 Starting at £5.50. July 23, 1995; ... Dianthus superbus, Dianthus arenarius, Dianthus gratianopolitanus, Mrs. Sinkins, Grenadin and so … From 1868. The flower stems reach about 30cm high and are well branched so each stem carries many flowers. Taking cuttings is one of my favourite activities and Pinks are so rewarding in this regard. Sinkins’ is another old favorite, developed in 1868 by John Sinkins and introduced by nurseryman, Charles Turner. 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. A bare root plant is a non potted specimen which is sent with it's roots in compost, wrapped in a polythene bag. The strong scent is also fresh and not so cloying as 'Mrs Sinkins'. I'm not good at normal cuttings. Dianthus - Mrs Sinkins. flecks, first became popular 150 years ago. Can I cut back old fashioned pinks after flowering? Bare root. Seedling varieties such as ‘Nanus Sweetness’ have their own charm, and their … The also white ‘Mrs. 9cm (£4.95)? Female cutting grown plants, which will produce the flowers (the hops) we like to add to our home brew! Pinks and carnations are in full flower now. Perennial. Photograph by Jerry Pavia. Inchmery Photograph by Pamela Harper. The other paths are grass, as was originally the main path, but there was too much traffic there, and after a year or two grass was replaced by the bricks, which are bordered on one side with an edging of “Mrs Sinkins” pinks, and on the other by purple pansies and light blue nemophila. Hardy evergreen perennial, Ht. Shop online today. The easiest and most uncomplicated way is the propagation through cuttings. Pinks and carnations are in full flower now. Genus: Dianthus. Also: Sizeable Patio: sheltered, with ornamentals, herbs and salads “The monthly plant care instructions & monthly email reminders are just what I need to look after my garden! Photograph by Pamela Harper. 'Pheasant's Eye' has quite a different flower. Pinks can be propagated in the same way, but usually cuttings are taken from late June to early August. ... so we did include Mrs Sinkins among the Pinks and Grace’s Scarlet Clove among the Borders. Indeed, it is a sensible precaution to take a few cuttings each year to ensure the survival of the plants over winter. All in all, a very highly recommended plant. Select strong side shoots for cuttings, and leave four or five fully developed pairs of leaves at the tip. Remove a healthy shoot from the parent plant ensuring that it has 4 or 5 pairs of leaves. Cheddar pinks are propagated by heel and tip cuttings or by dividing right after flowering. ‘Common knowledge’ dumbly repeated by all the media says that this dicentra is propagated by root cuttings! The names sound as delicious as the wonderful scent. The essence of a cottage garden. Pot Sizes. Mrs. Sinkins. CUTTINGS; Seeking Converts for Dianthus. The so called root cuttings of that other popular dicentra, Dicentra formosa are not roots, they are underground stems called rhizomes. I’ve also invested in some modern ‘Devon’ hybrids, Devon Cream, Devon Wizard. The only thing you need to keep in mind is … Make sure that you choose a non-flowering shoot as these root better and that you trim off any … 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. Varieties: the lily-white ‘Mrs Sinkins’ is still good, while ‘White Ladies’ is larger and cleaner looking; ‘Inchmery’ is a lovely pale pink, while `Dad’s Favourite’ is … They spread quickly in good growing conditions, making divisions easy. Pinks are generally propagated by cuttings taken in summer. White ruffled double flowers. Welcome to Pinks by Whetman, the UK’s leading breeder and propagator of award winning perfumed Pinks and Dianthus. Heavily scented. ‘Memories’ is a neat, compact plant with attractive, blue-grey foliage. ‘Mrs Sinkins’ does not have a pink flower, it is white with a delicious, strong clove scent. CUTTINGS. The vigour of the plants is also helped by dead heading as the flowers fade. Sinkins’ has particularly feathery petals. I've only tried this on 2 plants of D. 'Mrs Sinkins' so not a … ‘Mrs Sinkins’ will never be replaced but for the average garden ‘Memories’ is a better plant. Cranmere Pool, Letitia Wyatt. I’ve also invested in some modern ‘Devon’ hybrids, Devon Cream, Devon Wizard. It was raised by Thomas Sinkins, Master of Slough Workhouse and named after his wife Catherine Sinkins. 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. Available as 1 x 9cm pot, 3 x 9cm pots. Mr. Sinkins was urged to name the variety after Queen Victoria, but he insisted on naming it for his wife. The cuttings are then hardened off and either potted up into 3 ½-n. pots and grown on for a month or so before planting. Vigourous plant, grow on trellis or frame. Dianthus ‘Mrs Sinkins’ ... Take Cuttings – You can take softwood cuttings of Fuchsias, shrubby Salvias and tender perennials such as Osteopermums and Pelargoniums. I’ve planted old-fashioned types, Mrs Sinkins white and Doris Pink. I like it so much that I've just bought another 'flowering size' plant. Brilliant!” “With Shoot, all the relevant information and advice about my garden and allotment are at hand. Root cuttings have two important characteristics. A pink form and an eye-catching laced type are also available. Family: Caryophyllaceae. Perfect cuttings have no blossoms, but at least three leaf nodes. Helen is a charming cultivar of the Allwood pinks. The flower is still widely available. Dianthus ‘Mrs Sinkins’, a Victorian cottage-garden beauty, is known as the classic English garden pink. Terrific for scent, 'Mrs Sinkins' is not the best for flowers, because the blooms tend to split open and look ragged. “I plotted out my allotment so I remember where everything is. The double flowered pure white, ‘Mrs Sinkins’, was first marketed in 1872 and, like ‘Raby Castle, can still be tracked down today. Bordered by: mixed farm hedge/ picket fence/ beech hedge/outbuildings & wide gateway. All Dianthus flowers are edible. Garden: mainly vegetable plot with flowers interspersed, single ornamental flower border, more flowers and herbs tucked into corners, small lawn. And the monthly care reminds me what to do. Cuttings. 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. 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