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Carnations 'Oscar' & 'Adorables Mel Cerise'on balcony 2018

Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Yesterday, Sunday 11th November 2108, my friend, dick, from church asked me if I would like a couple of Dianthus plants he had been given by his daughter, of course I said yes. So today he brought them to my flat where I put them outside on the balcony. One is called Dianthus caryophyllus (Carnation) ‘Oscar’ & the other is simply called ‘Dianthus ’Adorables Mel Cerise’ but gives no indication on what species of Dianthus it is. After a search I found it’s also a Carnation: Dianthus caryophyllus.

These have been repotted into blue plastic pots but I think they are too big for these plants.

Dick has given me many plants over the last two years but for some mysterious reason they all die after a short time with me! He gave me about half a dozen half standard Fuchsias last year but none has survived into this year! Two or three I managed to keep over the winter & then I planted them out in the troughs on the balcony floor but they died in a short time. He also gave me a Dianthus ‘Megan’ but although it seemed happy at first within a couple of months that also died! I put it down to overwatering but I’m not really convinced that was the case.

Two more half standard Fuchsias he gave me this year are still clinging to life & I hope I can get them through the winter alive so they can flower on the balcony next summer.

Posted 30 days ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Here is a closer picture of Dianthus caryophyllus (Carnation) ‘Oscar’ on the balcony at home:

Posted 30 days ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Here is a closer picture of Dianthus caryophyllus (Carnation) ’Adorables Mel Cerise’:

Posted 30 days ago

Beautiful colour!

Posted 23 days ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Thanks forthat, Jap! They really are lovely & I hope they will survive for more than a couple of months – unlike ‘Megan’ !

Posted 21 days ago

Hi there! You're reading a conversation in the Dianthus group on Folia.