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Non Flowering Plants

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 07:56


I have a Magnolia, Forsythia and Viburnum that appear to have decided not to flower this year. Driving around I can see plenty of these plants that are in full flower but my Magnolia and Forsythia are coming straight out into leaf and my Viburnum hasn't produced any flower buds at all.

Is this normal for these to skip a years flowering and is there anything I can do to ensure they flower next year?

Both the Viburnum and Forsythia are close together and both need a good prune. The Magnolia is in a different part of the garden.



Arbutus Unedo

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 21:29

I have an established Strawberry Tree which last year had hundreds of flowers on it. This autumn I can only see two fruits. Do they need pollination to set fruit or is it likely to be a weather thing?

Hundreds of flowers again this year so wondering what to expect fruit wise next year.



Posted: 16/11/2013 at 21:27

Thanks Verdun and Dove. Good question clk? I too would be interest to know that.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 14:32

I have some Leucanthemums in my garden. I will soon cut back and want to mulch the area. However, they have some healthy leaf growth at the base. Will mulching over the top of this be committing Leucanthemum homicide?

Weed (perhaps)?

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 21:51

Thanks folks. A bit of uncertainty remains as its the second year with no flowers (didn't live here before that so don't know how long it's been there. 

Perhaps next year I will treat it better and not rip clumps out why hand and see what happens.

Under performing grasses

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 21:37

Thanks Verdun.

Weed (perhaps)?

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 22:47

I have posted this in 'plants' but might be one for 'problem solving' once i know the answer.

Can anyone help identify this? I perhpas should have take the picture when it was looking heathier earlier in the year but this plant is growing in two or three locations in my garden.

It is mostly growing in amongst other plants, Zebra Grass and Spiraea to name two.

I have a couple of other pictures if this one doesn't help.



Under performing grasses

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 22:40

Thanks Verdun.

I have got quite sandy soil which coupled with the dry year has perhaps taken its toll. Mositure makes sense as last year was quite wet and they all thrived.

If we get the same conditions next year will it be as simple as keeping them watered or is there anything else i could do to help them back to last years best? May be a good mulch?


Under performing grasses

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 22:08

I have attached a picture of my Miscanthus, not sure of the variety. It has started to turn now but my question is about the flower spikes. They are tiny. Last year they were a lot bigger and more 'fluffy' so to speak. I would like to know why this may have happened and if there is anything I can do to make sure next years show is as good as last years.

In fact, all my grasses have under performed this year, zebra grass, and all three of the Miscanthus pictured above.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Weed/Plant ID please

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 21:40

Had this mystery in my mums garden a few years back. If I remember rightly it throws its seeds everywhere if the pods burst.

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Plant Identification

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