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Non flowering Geranium pratense

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 13:33

Anyone else had this experience? I love th foliage but want the flowers for the pollinators 

Talkback: How to shape box topiary

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 22:46
Backyardee I love Lawrencia! Great fun :D

Non flowering Geranium pratense

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 22:15

Thanks Verdun. Well, the best plant is actually in a lot of sun and has not been affected by the tree (two borders, only one was shaded). I do not feed anything or water except containers and very new plants, as I prefer to feed the soil but haven't had to do that yet, apart from applying a mulch to help retain moisture. Fingers crossed!

Non flowering Geranium pratense

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:43

Hum, thanks nutcutlet. II have never even seen buds on it. I hope you enjoy yours when they're out!

Non flowering Geranium pratense

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:22

Hello again folks,

Three years ago at the end of the season I bought some small, cheap Geranium pratense plants for my wildlife garden. I planted them out a year later when we moved to our new home in 2011/12. The soil is neutral and fairly loamy but a bit sandy in places. We have not done any soil improvement as most plants are wild flower types and in most parts of the garden the soil is already good. Last year it really took off, with lots of lovely foliage, and again this year. Neither time has it flowered. I am flummoxed! We have it on both sides of the garden. Roughly N facing garden yet now much sunnier all over after we removed a huge conifer. Any ideas why we have not seen a single flower?! 


Ground elder

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 13:18

There may be some ideas here for you. I have the same problem! And as far as digging in the garden, there are some very much more mature yet fit and able gardeners out there! 



Advice on Weeping Willow, please

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 13:11

I am talking a very large container, here, too! 


Advice on Weeping Willow, please

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 13:10

Is it still cruel if you give the plant everything it needs? Cruel to eat vegetables? Cruel to allow any plant to be affected by any kind of pest or disease ever?! In short, cruel to garden at all? To prune ever? To grow anything other than species plants (I.e. those not bred to perform against their natures, e.g. Double flowering)..


Advice on Weeping Willow, please

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 22:41

Aw, thanks for the encouragement guys! Very good point, Nutcutlet . Luckily the slabs are very close together, and each large enough to hold a large pot. Got to love plants for free on a budget. God knows how I'll get through Malvern tomorrow without spending too much!

Encouraging young gardeners

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 22:26

I also think it's a shame that Chelsea doesn't allow children.

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