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.