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Categories: Plants and Seeds.

ABC Wednesday is up to D for this week.  Here are some blooms to lift your spirits over the winter. Dianthus or pinks are a low growing, herbaceous perennial plants that get covered in masses of scented pink flowers in the spring.  The pinks prefer several hours of sunlight for optimum growing.  These plants will spread rapidly.  The old fashioned name ‘pinks’ doesn’t come from the colour but from the serrated edges on each bloom.  They look like they have been trimmed with pinking shears.  The plants come in varying shades of pinks and whites. Seedpods can be left to develop
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