Delphinium Plant Care

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How to plant

OFFICERS

They have changed to
offten over the years… this section is no longer
valid.
 




Seed Sources


Terry’s Delphinums in NZ  
   


DELPHINIUM
SOCIETY YEAR BOOKS


Not Enough to read on Delphiniums?

If you want to know more about the background
of your favorite plant, whey spend ages searching
for information. Our Year Books with their infinite
variety of topics may have the answers.

We have Year Books for 1984 – 2002 inclusive
available at 2.5 pounds each and limited stock for
1974- 1976 and 1978 – 1982 at 1.5 pounds each. Both
prices include postage. Cheques should be made payable
to ‘Delphinium Society’

Overseas Members should send either
currency in $(USD) (84-95 $8USD, earlier volumes $5USD)
or cheques in Sterling (payable ‘Delphinium Society’).
Please add $5USD (1 pounds) for Air postage and handling.

Order for books, together with payment,
should be sent to:
Please write to
Shirley E. Bassett,
“Summerfield”
Church Road
Biddestone
Chippenham
WILTSHIRE
SN14 7DP UK
david.bassett@care4free.net


‘SIMPLY
DELPHINIUMS’

Are your delphiniums a failure despite
all your efforts? Do your delphiniums look like ‘poor
relations’ to those pictured in the Year Book?

Help is at hand – consult
‘SIMPLY DELPHINIUMS’

The Society’s handbook gives you all
the information you require to grow excellent delphiniums
throughout the year from seeds to cuttings, describes
how to deal with pests or diseases, and tells how
to produce blooms to wing the ‘Jackpot’ at the Show.

Available to members or non-members
at 2.5 pounds, including postage. Cheques made payable
to ‘Delphinium Society’ please.

Overseas: Please send either Currency
$10(USD) or cheques in Sterling. Add $5(USD) (1 pound)
for air postage and handling.


Plant
Care

Fault
Possible
cause
Rectification
Delphinium will not start to grow
in spring
1. Rot caused by wet weather
2. Slug appear. Damage
1. Change & renew conditions

2. Top up antislug to see if new shoots

Delphinium has started but will not
grow quickly.
1. Soil Mixture too weak
2. Lack of water
1. Try nitrogen additive.
2. Adjust by watering, 2 gallons per plant.

Delphinium has no florets or they
are full of holes.
1. Delphinium has caterpillar tracks
which are not good for delphiniums.
1. remove caterpillars.
2. respray.

Delphinium is flat. 1. Spikes need propping up. 1. Repair damage.

Florets pinking or bleaching. 1. Delph running too hot.
2. Too much sun.
1. Overheating give plant some shade
2. shade

Delphiniums growing normally but
the top is running up rough or bent.
1. Fasciation 1. Do not replace.

Supposedly blue delphiniums turns
out to be horrid mauve.
1. Faulty model 1. Return to dealer.
Provided
by Roots Group
.

 


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