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Hi All, 

This is my first time on forum.  Can anyone help, I have a small courtyard in Brighton and all my plants are in sheltered area and in pots.

My plant are very happy but do not flower except the ginger lillies which get very big.  Can anyone advise what I should do to get flowers?

See below list of my plants

Trithrinax Camestris
Trachcarpus Wagnerianus
Trachycarpus fortunei
Chamaerops humilis Cerifera
Ginger lollies
NewZealand Flax
Cordyline (red star)
Pink Yukka
Monkey Puzzle
Sago Palm
Aloe Striatula

thank you, 



  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,166
    Most of your plants are very exotic palm-type plants, which don't flower very often, with the exception of the Canna's, which should flower annually (sometimes twice if you deadhead them after the first flowering).  Even if your Flax/Sago Palms, etc do flower, these will probably be quite unspectacular.

    If you want vibrant, colourful flowers, then I should add some perennials or annuals to your garden.  If you simply want to encourage the above plants to flower, then a weekly liquid feed during Spring to Autumn, and making sure they are in full sunshine, will help.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,580
    Sounds like a great mix of plants. Do you have any pics?
  • yes, I have photo's of plants... which ones would you like to see?
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