They are hungry plants and need rich soil, a mulch of well rotted manure and some fish, blood and bone will do them good. However the most important thing for flowering is lots of sunshine so they need a really sunny spot.
Im on my phone and can't see the picture very clearly, but I think it may be a pyracantha sometimes called fire thorn. Clusters of creamy flowers loved by bees and red/orange berries in the autumn/ winter - a useful food source for birds - loved by blackbirds thrushes and visiting waxwings.
Good morning all Glad you're ok Pat We've heard about the flooding ... So sad
Its a lovely soft spring morning - I can hear the song thrush again
Berghill, they're gorgeous.
YeS we planted if just after Ma died and just before going on holiday - our kind neighbour watered it for us
Fell asleep on the sofa ... Now falling asleep in bed ... Sweet dreams everyone ... See you in the morning
Fairy ... I love broad beans ......... can I have your share please?
Supper's over, washing up's done, feet are up and we're watching an old Doc Martin and pretending we're on the beach in Cornwall
One of my favourite shrubs
I knew one that was trained very successfully against a sunny fence ...... it was glorious on a sunny day to lie on the grass in that garden and enjoy the wonderful scent.
Gin! That's a good idea .......... cheers folks!
Have you spread any home made compost on your veg patch? I get the occasional potato 'volunteer' appear, growing from a piece of potato peel which has an eye and which hasn't rotted down properly.
Goodness what a lot of chatting .......... I've been busy sowing seeds, raking seedbeds, and watching an old Miss Marple