Posted: 04/01/2015 at 11:50
Thanks guys. They have all flowered before. They are mainly on the shadier side of the garden, (bed L of photo) but it doesn't really get much sun this time of year anyway. The violas in the porch get the most sun as its south facing. They flowered well in the early summer (see pic)
I then went on holiday and neighbour didn't dead head so hardly a flower since. The back garden (very tiny) doesn't get birds - I feed them at the front. They don't go on the windowsill where the violas are. Some of the aforementioned primroses were moved to the shadier side in the summer as I was led to believe they prefer shade. The churchyard is an open space so I suppose it gets sun when there is any.