Gardening Magazine

Perk up Your Pinks

By Danielcarruthers

dianthus plant rootballIf your pinks (dianthus) are looking a bit leggy you can get them looking good again by digging them up and then planting them much deeper so that all the straggly bits of stem are below soil level. They will send out new roots along the buried stems and lose that air of neglect. You can do this with lavenders too. A top dressing of gravel will stop the stems springing up again.
dianthus plant new shoots

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