Sarah's Favourite Pinks Collection

For a small garden, buy one plant of each to flower all summer and autumn for years to come. More
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For a small garden, buy one plant of each to flower all summer and autumn for years to come.

I love pinks. I love their scent, their incredible vase life, and that their petals are edible, so you can decorate salads and puddings to your heart's content.

This collection includes 1 or 3 young plants each of:
  • Dianthus 'Devon Red Carpet'
  • Dianthus 'Devon Wizard'
  • Dianthus 'Doris'
  • Dianthus 'Gran's Favourite'
  • Dianthus 'Laced Monarch'

Genus Dianthus
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name English Garden Pink
Border Position Front
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 30-40cm (12-16in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in a sunny spot, prefers a soil enriched with well-rotted manure or garden compost. Works well edging a garden path, may also be grown in a container. If growing for cut flowers, plant a row in the vegetable or cutting garden where they will have maximum light and air movement.
Care Tips Feed regularly with a rose or tomato fertiliser and try not to let the soil dry out. Dianthus will tolerate dry weather but will only produce continuous blooms if watered regularly, ideally at the base of the plant to avoid damaging the flowers. When the main stem has finished flowering pick or cut off the stem at the base of the plant in order to keep the plant tidy and to encourage repeat flowering.
Flowering June - October
Harvesting Pick the flowers when they are almost fully open, not in bud. Snap the stem at a node close to the base of the plant. If the stems are tough use snips or scissors to reduce the risk of damaging the plant.
Cooking Notes The flowers are edible, use the petals to garnish drinks or cocktails or add to recipes.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
Tutti-frutti kulfi recipe

One of my favourite puddings – a healthy, non dairy ice-cream. You can cut the calories ever further by using light coconut milk.

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Sarah's Favourite Pinks Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jean

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Reviewed 10th November 2018 by Margaret

Really thickening out hope they will last years

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Tom

Plants did not grow or produce any flowers, despite careful planting

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Reviewed 1st November 2018 by Diane

Plants always packed well, arriving in good condition with excellent care guides.
These I purchased for my mother in laws garden and she is delighted with them. Lots of cuttings too!

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Daughne

lovely plants but didn't flower as much as I thought they would

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Gloria

Lovely plants and they arrived promptly and beautifully packaged. They were slightly taller than I was expecting.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Andrea

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Mrs Watts

All survived and flowered