my collection of chives, at the moment

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My collection of chives (Allium schoenoprasum) at the moment are all growing in pots, of different sizes. In most cases I have more that one "plant" (as they are clumps of many bulbs) of each cultivar, to comply with the minimum number of "plants" for each accessions (individual different plants acquired). They are dotted around the garden and pathways. I hope in future years to plant out a selection in the ground to see how differently they grow with no root restrictions and plenty of water all the time from the soil. This can make a difference as I know from growing mints (another passion of mine) in containers.

 

Here are some pictures of the plant as they are at the moment, 11th August 2021. In most cases all the flowers were cut off with when going over together with the leaves which is the easiest way to do it, and encourages new young leaf regrowth. You can see different stages of regrowth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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