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09/05/2014 at 13:39

Mine is on a warm trellis, getting east sun from sunrise onwards, then some west sun for a few hours. It is growing very well, but even though it's 3 years old, it has never produced a single flower. It's in open soil which is free draining and moist, in a large raised flower bed. Protected from strong winds. Why won't it flower? Is it still too young perhaps? Thank you for your thoughts.

09/05/2014 at 14:19

...I love this climber and keep meaning to get another for my garden now.. as I don't currently have it... I just love it's free flowing nature, soft and gentle colouring...but one thing as you've already noted...it takes a while to get into flowering mode... mine didn't flower until it had got about 8 foot tall up an arch or wide if on a fence....depending which way one is growing it...

09/05/2014 at 15:42

Aaaaah, thanks Salino, that has given me hope! Man in garden centre told me to prune it every year - this way before I knew anything about plants  - so it's still rather short...possibly also a reason for no flowers? I haven't touched it for almost 2 years now and it's about 5ft or so - very lush and green.

 

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