diggingdoris


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elaeagnus flowers?

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 22:09

Oh maybe I'll never get flowers then. The only thing I can do is go to a nursery and buy one whilst it is flowering, then I'll know I've got the right one won't I?

elaeagnus flowers?

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 20:22

I bought the 'Eleador' variety of this plant hoping that I would get those lovely fragrant tiny flowers on it. But it is now 5 years old and I've have not had one flower yet. My neighbour has a large 20year old bush of the same variety and hers is covered with flowers each year. Am I doing something wrong ?

unknown-flower

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 22:27

looks like nicotiana, tobacco plant to me. Fragrant in the evenings?

freaky-clematis

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 14:13

I had the same happen to one of mine, with the flowers looking the same and the leaves turning black.I had some aphids on it so I sprayed, fed and watered. The whole plant looks sad now and I'm wondering if I should cut it back a bit. But then maybe new growth would be damaged once it turns cold. Never had this problem before, through years of growing clems.

what-is-this-plant

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 13:37

Looks like the annual lavertera to me, yes the mallow family.

Talkback: How to deadhead lilies

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 13:33

I always understood that you should not leave the seed pod on after flowering, just break it off and leave the stems to die back like you should all bulbs, to put back the goodness into the bulb. It works for me and my 5 pots of different varieties always flower well every year. But after flowering is the time to feed the pots/plants as it's taken a lot of energy to produce such beautiful blooms.

hibiscus-patience

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 10:16

Now that the flowers are open I can't imagine why I would have wanted to bin it. They are so lovely. I'd forgotten how big the flowes are, maybe it's my memory playing tricks, but I'm sure they were not as bigyears ago when it last flowered. Maybe it just loves where it is now. Next year will tell.

hibiscus-patience

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:33

At last! My 'Blue Bird' is covered with flower buds just about to open!

Some of you may remember that it's been an ongoing thread on here these last few years, as I've been maddened by the lack of flowers, despite feeding, mulching.etc. Over about 10 years it had been in various places in the garden, even in a large pot for a couple of years, all to no avail.  Every year I've given the bush a good talking to and threatened to compost it if it didn't flower! But this spring I needed room for a choisya that was getting too large for it's space, so I swapped it over and put the hibiscus in it's place. Only moved it about 6 feet away. And low and behold it has produced a great number of buds at last. I'm so delighted, and pleased that I didn't compost it after all. Granny always taught me that patience is a virtue!

scilla peruviana help

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 21:58

Yes maybe. I do tend to water every pot regardless of what's in it! I suppose some things like to be neglected.

philadelphus flowers gone

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 13:57

I do feed the local birds every day, and maybe they think I've laid on flower buds as part of the menu!

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