My cistus didn't flower this year, I assume it's because it was a new young plant, however the leaves feel a little crisp, they're lovely and green just feel crisp, is this normal? Would appreciate any advice. Thank you.
It's possible that the very cold spell we had last April could have frosted the flower buds.
Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
Hi - when I planted out my cistus, I also got no flowers the first year. The advice I received on here was that I had over-fed it by putting slow-release fertiliser in the planting hole. They like quite barren conditions! So since then, I have not fed or watered it at all, and it has flowered like mad. It could also just be because it is young, of course.
The leaves are quite `crunchy` and stiff, not soft and pliable, so, without seeing a picture, I would guess it is fine - as long as it is in a sunny well-drained spot!