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Dierama 'Cosmos'

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 19:03

I'll not move them now they have flowered Most stems were a pale lilac but one was a burgundy colour, lovely!

A Hydrangea that won't flower

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 18:35

Just catching up on an old thread, followed the advice and had lots of flowers!

Another query, the hydrangea by my front door has always been on the pink side, but this year is a beautiful blue. I have only put homemade compost on it, with very little leaf mould, has that caused this? I'm not complaining, it is beautiful!

Dierama 'Cosmos'

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 18:31

With the dierama, I have them growing in probably the hottest bed I have! They didn't flower the first year, so I was contemplating moving them somewhere cooler, but then the plant produced a flowering stem last year, and about six this year! I do wonder if they were in a shadier spot the flowers might last a little longer?

A Hydrangea that won't flower

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 08:36

Thank you all very much!  I haven't pruned at all yet, and as it had no flowers, so nothing to remove! It gets the sun all morning. Feeding sounds like the answer and I will do that.

Hefty buddleia and small rose bush

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 13:37

I would have thought that it would be ok to move it now before it really gets going. You can buy and plant potted up roses now, so really if you get a good rootball,  prepare the new hole well, and water before and after moving, I can't see a problem.

honeysuckle growth

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 12:07

I have a honeysuckle over an arch, which has leggy growth but no flowers. Would feeding be the answer? It's next to a hedge and I was concerned that this was taking the moisture, but there is another growing right in the hedge which flowers! Any ideas?

A Hydrangea that won't flower

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 12:02

I have a large hydrangea that was in a pot for several years, and flowered really well, three years ago the flowers were so big I had to prop them up with twigs. Since then, it's sulked, no flowers while in the pot, so I thought it might be pot bound. I moved it last year to a semi shade spot, with lovely soil, and pruned it at the right time, but still no flowers. It has lots of new leaves shooting already, so what could I do to encourage flowers please? I haven't cut it back yet.

Hefty buddleia and small rose bush

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 11:55

Buzz is really good for taking cuttings from too, I took six from the freebies in GW mag last year, and I am new to taking cuttings, so if I can anyone can!

Problem Clay soil

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 11:52

We're into our seventh year here on clay soil, and every year I just put more compost in, I concentrate on one bed a year, which explains why it's taken so long! You do see results eventually. If you can afford to, then bulk buy in a load and dig in.

Welcome to the problem solving forum

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 11:45

I have a healthy looking Angel's Fishing Rod, but it just produces leaves and will not flower. I'm wondering if it's in too hot a place. Any ideas please?

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