Categories: Planting

My plants are not flowering, what have I done wrong?

(Mrs K Bennett, Southport.)

Unfortunately, we need further information to help you.  What are the plants that are not flowering?  We advise checking the growing conditions for the plants.  For example, are they in shade but need a sunny site?  The soil might be too rich in nitrogen if you have added manure to it.  If you have lots of leaf but no flower then perhaps the plant needs some potash (eg in Tomato feed).  Have the plants been pruned correctly?  Some plants need to be mature to flower (eg the tulip tree).  Have you moved the plants?  Some such as Paeones don’t like being moved.  If you provide some of the above information then we will do our best to answer your question more accurately.