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1: Can you tell me
why does my honeysuckle not flower. It is on a south facing wall in very well drained
sandy soil. It has plenty of foliage and is two years old.
There appears to be lots of
It could be something as simple as the plant
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is situated on the north side of a low fence and receives sunlight in
the morning, before the sun moves round. Last winter I did put a bit of
fertiliser down on the roots, but I cannot remember what it was.
I am no expert and
It may just be that the
plant has not received enough water, they do not like to dry roots
which can often happen if grown close to a wall/trellis. If the
plant feels unable to produce a crop it will abort resulting in loss
of buds. This can sometimes happen where the plant is growing too
well and has been fed too much nitrogen – if this is the case an
application of sulphate of potash can improve the situation.
Some do not recommend fertilisers/compost as this can make the
plant very invasive, however a feed high in phosphorus is said
to help flowering.
It could, however be due
to lack of pruning if it is one of the varieties that blooms on new
wood. It may also be the location as they do like a lot of sun.
As it would appear your plant is growing well and even produced
some buds this year it could be due
to a high
nitrogen/low potash soil, this can apparently be rectified by
feeding with a tomato feed. The bud loss could be due to birds
pulling at them or aphids that destroy the embryo bud.
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As you can see there are
many different factors that could be the cause of the problem, I am
sorry I cannot be more helpful. I am sure your local garden
centre/nursery would be more than happy to give you some advice as
to the best course of action in your particular locality.
I wonder if you could possibly help. We have a black stuff
I am no expert but I have done some
I have 2 large Lilac trees, each with brown patches on every
I have done some
These have various different diseases
I have recently had 2
Firstly I must
I don’t know if there
Which season is preferable for transplanting hostas?
I don’t know where you are located but
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