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Has 2021 been a bumper year for flowers on all trees and shrubs and does it signify anything?

right from the first blossom on early flowering cherry trees to Wiegelia, Philadelphus, Deutzia and Cotoneaster I think it is a significant year for flowers. Not just in my own garden, but in my clients gardens and everywhere. Does anyone Feel the same, and does it mean anything, I.e. extreme weather.  Or just good pruning on my part 😉
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,298
    Plenty of blossom on spring and early summer flowering trees and shrubs is usually the result of a warm and sunny summer with sufficient rain the year before,  so there was lots  of new growth and it was able to ‘ripen’  well in the sunshine to produce plenty of flowers the following year. 

    It is of course a big help if you pruned correctly and didn’t remove the potentially flower-bearing growth  😉 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,422
    Interesting: down here we had severe drought last summer but most of my flowering shrubs have done alright. However, my early perennials have been REALLY good. My own, very dodgy theory, is that they have responded to a later Spring which was the pattern until only a matter of years ago and is more 'natural' for them. I am prepared for mockery of this notion!
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,305
    Many, many more roses than usual. I blame it on the rain😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,550
    edited June 2021
    I too think it's been a good year for the roses in London.
  • SlipperyElmSlipperyElm Posts: 379
    No roses at all. I blame it on the rain, too.
  • sjb_csjb_c Posts: 41
    Not on my apple tree - very poor showing this year - not helped by the unseasonally warm snap followed by very harsh frosts
  • cornellycornelly Posts: 962
    All growth down here where i live in South Wales, growth has been enormous, our garden is looking great, we are so pleased, definately the weather is the cause.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,298
    Fire said:
    I too think it's been a good year for the roses in London.
    Sorry … couldn’t resist it 

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1hBWBVVFA4c

    our roses are the best they’ve ever been


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • newbie77newbie77 LondonPosts: 1,386
    edited June 2021
    Apples are doing good despite me!

    My roses are looking great but I was giving credit to my care and this forum :D
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,881
    I think we forget what things look like the previous year. I keep a garden almanac now, record growth, yeald, pictures.a few weeks ago folk were moan ing it was too cold, everything was behind
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