George’s weekly update of the spring show pots
Strong winds, sleet, snow and blinks of strong sunshine have been the weather ingredients this past week. The bright blinks of sunshine between the showers have certainly helped the leaves colour up to a darker green and given them a growth spurt so this week all the pots had their second dose of liquid tomato feed.
The pots of Easterbrook Sunrise, Cameo Frills and Jersey Roundabout have all started to show their flower buds and if I turn the pots by a quarter turn each day it will help all the flowers to grow straight and level which is what the judges look for in pots of flowering daffs.
Last week I removed the extra flower spikes and surplus shoots from the pots of City of Haarlem and Miss Saigon Hyacinths. They have recovered from their major operations and are now starting to look much more presentable. The foliage on the pot of Haute Couture tulips has continued to extend and some of the leaves are starting to spread away from the stems. Soon the flower buds will appear.
Note from Pam: as not everyone lives in Sunny Joppa watch out for another blog from other growers soon!