Will my mum come back?

(6 Posts)
yankeecandle4 Sat 20-Feb-16 13:16:12

Last summer towards the end of the season I bought a tricolour chrysanthemum. It looked lovely in bloom and I read that pruining it back to the woody stems would give it a chance of re-blooming the following year.

Has anyone had any luck? There is certainly no sign of any regrowth (yet) but the woody stems certainly seem healthy, so sign of mold or fungal activity.

dodobookends Sun 21-Feb-16 00:45:38

It is probably still a bit too early in the year - maybe wait a few more weeks?

yankeecandle4 Sun 21-Feb-16 09:34:47

Yes I will dodo. It was too lovely to dismiss it completely. I suppose I thought if there was going to be growth something would have happened by now. Anyway, we shall see.

QuerkyJo Sun 21-Feb-16 11:30:14

If it has not been too wet where you are, you could try mulching with composted bark or similar. This will help to warm up the soil and encourage growth

yankeecandle4 Sun 21-Feb-16 11:58:52

Querky I purposely kept it in a sheltered spot. I have my own compost, would that work?

QuerkyJo Sun 21-Feb-16 17:23:22

Yes it would. I am in London, very warm and the Mum's usually start to show growth above ground around April.

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