Gardening: Cuttings: Winter warning

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BUYING flowers in bud rather than full-blown seems sensible. Not if they are pot-grown winter chrysanthemums, says Horticulture Research International. Problems arise from the too-rapid change in light levels between the glasshouse in which plants have been raised and the gloomy winter sitting-rooms for which they are destined. In winter, you are better off with potted chrysanthemums coming into full bloom.

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