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Plenty of healthy looking green leaves but no flowers for the second year running. Any ideas , please?

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  • Posted: Tue. 2nd August 2011 20:21

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Reply from Valerie Munro

Hi Jill

Normally when a plant produces leaves and no flowers, the reason is that it is running short of the nutrient potassium. I'm wondering if you have been feeding your plant, and if so with what? The fertilisers that you can buy at the garden centre are all slightly different, and it's important that we choose the right one for the job in hand.

Nitrogen will give a plant lovely leaves and is a great lawn food product, but a flowering plant needs potassium to produce flowers, fruit and seed.

My staple product is called Westland 'Nutri' which is a slow release product, and one application will last for 6 months - each time you water or it rains, a little of the nutrient is released. 'Nutri' has almost twice as much potassium in it compared with its nitrogen content. If you cannot get this, then Top Rose will work just as well, but the effect only lasts 3 months.

It may be too late in the year to do anything about it this year, but you could try and give your plant a quick dose of tomato feed, but make sure that the ground is well watered before you apply it. Don't expect a miracle, but keep your fingers crossed just in case!

I hope that this helps

Auntie Planty
www.auntieplanty.co.uk

  • Posted: Wed. 3rd August 2011 08:25

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Reply from Jill Crawley

Dear Aunty Planty,

Thank you. As it's pouring with rain at the moment, I shall apply Toprose as soon as I can & hope!

Jill

  • Posted: Thu. 4th August 2011 12:09

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Reply from Robert Cooper

Moved my mollis and Spinoza about every year till they told me the site they liked, was full sun in the end. They'll tolerate partial shade.

  • Posted: Tue. 18th February 2014 21:16

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Reply from Jill Crawley

It's in partial shade so, thank you , I'll try moving it into a sunny spot.

  • Posted: Thu. 20th February 2014 15:06

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Reply from Robert Cooper

By the way took 3 years for mine to flower. Be patient, 'nature always wins'.

  • Posted: Thu. 20th February 2014 19:15

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Reply from Jill Crawley

Thank you!

  • Posted: Fri. 21st February 2014 12:45

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Reply from Jill Crawley


Thank you. As it's pouring with rain at the moment, I shall apply Toprose as soon as I can & hope!

Jill

  • Posted: Thu. 4th August 2011 13:08