Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:53
Hurrah! We have pictures
I think the first thing you should do is to clear a circle of bare soil of a metre diameter around the trunk of the tree. Grass growing up to the trunk robs the tree of much of the water and most of any nutrients that there may be.
When you've cleared the turf away give the tree a feed with Fish Blood and Bone (according to the instructions on the pack). and give it 3 buckets of water. Then mulch with a layer of well rotted farm yard manure (just don't let it touch the bark). Repeat all of this in September and again in late February.
Throughout the summer give the tree 3 buckets of water once a week. If we have a heatwave do this twice or even three times a week. Stop watering in the autumn when the leaves turn colour and fall.
Fingers crossed it'll flower much better next spring.
Continue to treat the tree the same each year and in a couple of years it'll be totally rejuvenated and flower its socks off