My apologies once more - I am still not well and have been taking things very easy! I must say that I am delighted with the way the plants are growing - even though they have not had all the attention they might have liked. Long may it continue!
The show is looming as a reality in our lives now so I thought you might like to see my pinching schedule for the rest of the year. This only applies to mature plants that may be suitable for showing in December. The young plants continue to be pinched as needed until they are good big round plants, at which point they can be left to flower.
22 August - 104 days to the show
Penultimate pinch large doubles
29 August - 97 days to the show
Last pinch for Triphylla types
5 September - 90 days to the show
Penultimate pinch for semi-doubles and small doubles
12 September - 83 days to show
Last pinch for large doubles
19 September - 76 days to the show
Penultimate pinch for large singles
26 September - 69 days to the show
Last pinch for Semi-doubles and small doubles
Penultimate pinch for medium and small singles
10 October - 55 days to the show
Last pinch for large singles
17 October - 48 days to the show
Last pinch for medium and small singles
This is only meant as a guide and weather conditions must be taken into account! If it stays very wet and cold late into the season you might need to leave longer for the plants to come into full flower after the last pinching. We will only be able to judge this as time moves on!
Good luck and I hope to see many plants on the show this year!!
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