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My Year in pictures - August
If you are growing Early exhibition chrysanthemums then the first half of August invariably means bloom protection. 

Bagging
Most of the cultivars I grow are protected by a bag of some kind. The intermediates and incurved blooms are placed inside a greaseproof bag and the reflexed blooms (with the exception of the Chempak Rose family) are protected using a bloom frame and either a large greaseproof bag or a micro -perforated transparent bag. See the videos on Bud and Bloom Bagging.

Shading
All blooms are protected from strong sunlight using muslin. The muslin is attached to the greenhouse structure and also pegged to straining wires situated just below the roof of the shelter. See the video 'Bloom Shading'.

Unable to resist
As the month progresses the sense of anticipation increases to the point where the desire to see the blooms in the large bags usually means ripping off a corner to take a peak inside. 

Early Shows
Most areas have some early shows at the end of August, these shows provide a great opportunity to brush away the cobwebs and get a few blooms on the bench.

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Lates videos 2009

October Jobs  (Filmstrip)

Chrysanth stool

Taking Cuttings

First Potting 

Second potting from container

Second potting from tray

Antagon Properties

Stopping

March Tour

July Tours

August Tours

Straighten cocked bud

Bud Bagging

Roof system for Earlies

Wire supported bags

Bloom Bagging (1)

Bloom Bagging (2)

Bloom Protection Frames

Bloom shading

Dressing Blooms

Bloom Transport

Exhibits 2008 (Filmstrip)

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Red Chempak Rose Large bags on Billy Bells Frames and bags on John Wingfield Cornetto half out
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Frame and micro-perforated bag Greenhouse heavily shaded

 

 

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