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30/06/2014 at 15:40

Why is this?

It flowered in its first year, in a raised flower bed, and then never since (that was 3 years ago). Haven't moved it. Free draining, lots of sun, lovely leaves and seems very lush.

Am I doing something wrong?!

30/06/2014 at 16:24
I havent grown this plant, but usually if something is very lush and dosent want to flower it may be too well looked after, try a high potash feed (tomato food) for a few weeks, if this is a plant that can be divided, that can also aid flowering, hope you get it sorted
30/06/2014 at 17:13

Good point Bekkie.

Everything else in that bed flowers well though and I have never pampered it - honest 

30/06/2014 at 17:20
Some plants are just plain awkward tho arent they
30/06/2014 at 18:13

Yup!

30/06/2014 at 18:22

I can't help with your problem Jess, but thank you - you have just ID'd a plant for me

I look up all the names I don't recognise just out of interest and lo and behold yours was one of my mysteries! I tried to ID it before but every time it looked at it I had 'dianthus cruentus' in my head which is nothing like...

30/06/2014 at 21:41

Glad it helped!

This is a great site for gathering info and advice.

that said, I'm no closer to understanding why my erodium won't flower and if I need to change something....

30/06/2014 at 21:44
Try the feed first jess
30/06/2014 at 21:46

Will do - tomato feed in the watering can as we speak 

One thing I don't understand though - if they are too lush and being too well looked after, how does feeding them work?

30/06/2014 at 21:46

I wouldn't have a clue. Mine had a drainpipe lying on it for part of last year, not sure if it flowered then.

Why don't you split it, if it's large enough, like Bekkie said and put the other piece in some different conditions?

Mine's in partial shade now, only gets sun from the east although it says it prefers full sun...

30/06/2014 at 21:48

Soz- didn't see other replies til I posted...

30/06/2014 at 21:51

Might do VS- it's not all that big though so am a bit worried about splitting it....

30/06/2014 at 22:07

Nitrogen gives lots of green lush leaves, phosphorus for roots, potassium for flowers and fruit. Tomato feed will be balanced towards potassium to encourage the flower/ fruit side of things.

30/06/2014 at 22:08
That was so much better explained than i could do noodle
30/06/2014 at 22:10
Ooh, just though, what about a trim? Is it a plant that would respond to a bit of stress? Might be worth looking up
30/06/2014 at 22:13

Just hoping it's correct, Bekkie. Waiting for Nut or Dove to turn up and tell me off

30/06/2014 at 22:43
Sounds good to me
30/06/2014 at 22:43

Thanks Noodle  

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