Available as 5 rooted cuttings, 10 rooted cuttings. The flower stems reach about 30cm high and are well branched so each stem carries many flowers. ‘Mrs Sinkins’ does not have a pink flower, it is white with a delicious, strong clove scent. I have also taken cuttings (pippins) from my older plant. Sinkins’ has particularly feathery petals. Hardy evergreen perennial, Ht. Mrs Sinkins and another unnamed pink variety are sprawling everywhere. This frilly flower is Orchid Lace, a cultivar of Dianthus superbus. The other paths are grass, as was originally the main path, but there was too much traffic there, and after a year or two grass was replaced by the bricks, which are bordered on one side with an edging of “Mrs Sinkins” pinks, and on the other by purple pansies and light blue nemophila. The legendary Dianthus ‘Mrs. “I plotted out my allotment so I remember where everything is. Vigourous plant, grow on trellis or frame. Cuttings. Terrific for scent, 'Mrs Sinkins' is not the best for flowers, because the blooms tend to split open and look ragged. Dianthus ‘Mrs Sinkins’ ... Take Cuttings – You can take softwood cuttings of Fuchsias, shrubby Salvias and tender perennials such as Osteopermums and Pelargoniums. Take soft tip cuttings in spring to early summer. Photograph by Pamela Harper. Genus: Dianthus. The also white ‘Mrs. Cleanly cut up to a 10 cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Pot Sizes. I’ve also invested in some modern ‘Devon’ hybrids, Devon Cream, Devon Wizard. Available as 1 x 9cm pot, 3 x 9cm pots. Remove a healthy shoot from the parent plant ensuring that it has 4 or 5 pairs of leaves. Varieties: the lily-white ‘Mrs Sinkins’ is still good, while ‘White Ladies’ is larger and cleaner looking; ‘Inchmery’ is a lovely pale pink, while `Dad’s Favourite’ is … Welcome to Pinks by Whetman, the UK’s leading breeder and propagator of award winning perfumed Pinks and Dianthus. Varieties such as Mrs. Sinkins (white) are low and spreading and produce lovely fragrant flowers in mid-summer. Perennial. However they flower only once each year. And the monthly care reminds me what to do. The cuttings are then hardened off and either potted up into 3 ½-n. pots and grown on for a month or so before planting. Helen is a charming cultivar of the Allwood pinks. Mr. Sinkins was urged to name the variety after Queen Victoria, but he insisted on naming it for his wife. Dianthus x allwoodii 'Mojito' £15.95 Was £15.95 Now £15.95 Starting at £6.50. Heavily scented. A strong grower. Site: on edge of farmland, fertile clay soil, prone to winter waterlogging. Take soft tip cuttings in spring to early summer. Select strong side shoots for cuttings, and leave four or five fully developed pairs of leaves at the tip. Make sure that you choose a non-flowering shoot as these root better and that you trim off any … Indeed, it is a sensible precaution to take a few cuttings each year to ensure the survival of the plants over winter. Perfect cuttings have no blossoms, but at least three leaf nodes. By Tovah Martin. The so called root cuttings of that other popular dicentra, Dicentra formosa are not roots, they are underground stems called rhizomes. Pinks can be propagated in the same way, but usually cuttings are taken from late June to early August. Cranmere Pool, Letitia Wyatt. A pink form and an eye-catching laced type are also available. The flower is incorporated in the coat of arms of the Borough of Slough, England. Sinkins’ is another old favorite, developed in 1868 by John Sinkins and introduced by nurseryman, Charles Turner. Can I cut back old fashioned pinks after flowering? Also: Sizeable Patio: sheltered, with ornamentals, herbs and salads 9cm (£4.95)? The only thing you need to keep in mind is … Family: Caryophyllaceae. I’ve planted old-fashioned types, Mrs Sinkins white and Doris Pink. Bordered by: mixed farm hedge/ picket fence/ beech hedge/outbuildings & wide gateway. ... so we did include Mrs Sinkins among the Pinks and Grace’s Scarlet Clove among the Borders. CUTTINGS. Root cuttings have two important characteristics. Cleanly cut up to a 10 cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Inchmery Photograph by Pamela Harper. Cranmere Pool, Letitia Wyatt. White ruffled double flowers. A bare root plant is a non potted specimen which is sent with it's roots in compost, wrapped in a polythene bag. Garden: mainly vegetable plot with flowers interspersed, single ornamental flower border, more flowers and herbs tucked into corners, small lawn. I’ve also invested in some modern ‘Devon’ hybrids, Devon Cream, Devon Wizard. Cuttings of strong plants are cut at an angle and put into a pot with a mixture of peat and sand in it. 'Pheasant's Eye' has quite a different flower. The flavour is subtle and ephemeral, so add them only at the last minute. July 23, 1995; ... Dianthus superbus, Dianthus arenarius, Dianthus gratianopolitanus, Mrs. Sinkins, Grenadin and so … Using a sharp knife, neatly cut a non-flowering stem as close to the base as you can and trim off the lower leaves using sharp scissors. A modern representative is the large and perennially blooming, snow-white, up to 35 centimeters (14 in) high ‘Haytor White’. “The monthly plant care instructions & monthly email reminders are just what I need to look after my garden! Positive: On Aug 1, 2006, saya from Heerlen, Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote: 'Mrs Sinkins' is named after Catherine Sinkins… An updated version of the cottage garden favourite 'Mrs Sinkins’ with the same deliciously sweet aroma but more reliable and with a more compact habit. The vigour of the plants is also helped by dead heading as the flowers fade. I see it as a lazy way of doing cuttings, they look after themselves and you don't have to do anything. ‘Common knowledge’ dumbly repeated by all the media says that this dicentra is propagated by root cuttings! Jekkapedia: Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins', Clove Pink Mrs Sinkins. flecks, first became popular 150 years ago. ‘Memories’ is a neat, compact plant with attractive, blue-grey foliage. CUTTINGS; Seeking Converts for Dianthus. Pinks and carnations are in full flower now. Shop online today. Dianthus ‘Mrs Sinkins’, a Victorian cottage-garden beauty, is known as the classic English garden pink. All in all, a very highly recommended plant. They spread quickly in good growing conditions, making divisions easy. Bare root. From 1868. Seedling varieties such as ‘Nanus Sweetness’ have their own charm, and their … Much closer to home, the rare but still available, ‘Paisley Gem’ was first raised in 1798 by John Mcree, a Paisley muslin worker. Brilliant!” “With Shoot, all the relevant information and advice about my garden and allotment are at hand. A modern and improved version of the old-time favorite 'Mrs Sinkins' introduced in 1863, Dianthus 'Memories' (Pink) is a lovely evergreen perennial with masses of … One is that they should be roots! Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins' (Hardy pink) Shaggy, white flowers are borne on stiff, grey stems above a clump of long thin grey foliage. The names sound as delicious as the wonderful scent. Wonderfully fragrant. The essence of a cottage garden. I like it so much that I've just bought another 'flowering size' plant. A 5” pot will hold about 40 cuttings easily and I then stand the pots on staging outside, in fact at the side of the house where it is sheltered, covered overhead with glass but open on three sides. ‘Mrs. Raised by Mr Sinkins, who was the master of Slough Workhouse. The double flowered pure white, ‘Mrs Sinkins’, was first marketed in 1872 and, like ‘Raby Castle, can still be tracked down today. Dianthus 'Mrs Sinkins' Double creamy-white flowers with a delicious scent. Old varieties such as Mrs Sinkins or Sops In Wine will not flower again this summer. The flower is still widely available. I’ve planted old-fashioned types, Mrs Sinkins white and Doris Pink. Pinks and carnations are in full flower now. Dianthus - Mrs Sinkins. I'm not good at normal cuttings. It has grey evergreen leaves and produces blowsy-looking, powerfully-scented, double white flowers with delicate ragged edges. All Dianthus flowers are edible. It was raised by Thomas Sinkins, Master of Slough Workhouse and named after his wife Catherine Sinkins. The names sound as delicious as the wonderful scent. Taking cuttings is one of my favourite activities and Pinks are so rewarding in this regard. If you want a white, D. 'Haytor' is a better performer and will flower for longer. I've only tried this on 2 plants of D. 'Mrs Sinkins' so not a … The strong scent is also fresh and not so cloying as 'Mrs Sinkins'. The easiest and most uncomplicated way is the propagation through cuttings. Dianthus plumarius 'Mrs Sinkins' £14.95 Was £14.95 Now £14.95 Starting at £5.50. Mrs. Sinkins. Cheddar pinks are propagated by heel and tip cuttings or by dividing right after flowering. 30cm, spread 45cm. 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