...I just wanted to know if this is normal?
It's very healthy, had a great flush of new, fresh green leaves in the Spring and has gained a lot in size this year.
Planted n May 2011, ordinary soil, mainly compost and a little original heavier clay soil, in raised bed with an acer, a rose and some herbaceous perennials.
Not so much as a sign of a flower.
Am I doing something wrong or is it just time and maybe not so much rain as this year?