Sea of Buds
I think this could be my best year, except for the lack of variety. (oxmyx drewels over Dahlia Boy's Flowers)
I have always gone for flower quantity as opposed to quality, or singularly enhanced flowers through dis-budding. In the past my method was to have two or three shoots per plant and them for several weeks pinch them back.
This year I did no pinching back, allowed only one shoot and made a new bed, in almost pure sand, well composted. I planted them very deep in holes - filled in as they grew. the first 4 to six lower leaves were eventually cut away to allow the soil to fill in the holes, and provide excellent air circulation underneath. I fed them well.
Note I did not stake them and the huge branches have grown together. I don't believe I will have to support them and I believe the deeply rooted huge stems will support themselves.
Thanks for Looking, Ox