In the last issue of the Journal in the article on
Environmental Influences there is mention that "flowering promotes and increase
in the number of shoots per crown". Can anyone expand on this? My gardening
partner ( I won't mention Betty Hammond by name ) often removes scapes on some
varieties either during blossoming or immediately thereafter. Does this have
the effect of slowing the increase of the clump? At what point does scape
removal no longer affect the clump growth?