Posted: 26/07/2015 at 18:48
I'd be grateful for some help. I bought some plants to fill a bit of the front border a week or so ago. All plants are doing well except for a plant I bought called Delphinium Delfix Rose. For some reason the flowers have all but disappeared and the plant seems generally thin and lanky. As with the other plants (Astilbe, Campanula, Phlox, Heuchera, Ruben, Salvia, Geum) I ensured it was well watered, had good soil conditions (used compost at base of roots and infill) and also added some feed. All other plants seem to be settling in absolutely perfectly except for these. It is in a bit of an exposed site so I am thinking of moving it but I don't want to cause further disruption if not necessary. I'm not sure if sometimes plants might need time to adjust.
I've noticed this for the last few days.
I would offer to take a picture but it's pouring down with heavy rain so might have to wait until it clears.
I'm not a very professional gardener but I have spent some time doing lots of research and lots of careful planning. I've transferred many plants before ensuring they are in the right spot etc but I'm struggling with this one.
I haven't had professional testing but I am confident we have clay soil, however the beds have been worked so well for the last decade or so I'm not sure the clay is anywhere near the surface. I bought the property from my grandfather who loved his garden and one many local prizes for his flowers and had many admirers so I know the soil has been well cared for before we moved in a couple of years ago.
Do I move it to try and recover it or wait and see what happens.
Many thanks for any help