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B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,012
It must've been autumn 21 when I planted some red wallflowers. They didn't flower last year. Now they are huge and leafy. No sign of flower buds. Is there any chance that they'll flower this spring? They're taking up a lot of space. 
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,102
    My bet is that they'll flower this year 🤞
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,012
    Thanks @Dovefromabove. I'll leave them in. They could be spectacular if they flower.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,102
    Maybe a bit of tomato food will give them a nudge ... certainly wouldn't do any harm  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,460
    I've got bits of yellow showing now on the wallflowers I planted in November. They're supposed to be mixed but I'll settle for all yellow. Forgetme nots in between to flower later.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,012
    That's what I was worried about. Lush green growth no flower buds.   Reminds me of multiple cosmos threads😒
    At least yours aren't going to be the old mixed mucky school plasticene coloured ones. @fidgetbones
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,848
    Mine look just like yours @B3 - but I think it's just too early for them.  They've always flowered for me before...
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,012
    edited 6 January
    To be honest, there's not much to replace them anyway. I'm waiting to see what's really dead  before I do anything drastic. Can't even be sure that some of the slimy stuff is dead until I see what, if anything, emerges in the spring. @Liriodendron
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • thevictorianthevictorian Posts: 722
    Ours don't normally flower until we are well into March or nearly April here. The ones I sowed last autumn aren't showing any signs of buds yet but they have always flowered later in the first year but gone on longer, sometimes into June. They aren't as impressive as the older ones which just get cut backed after flowering and go on for a couple of years before they are replaced (people treat them as annuals but they do better as short lived perennials for me).
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,012
    Where there's life, there's hope! Been doing a lot of bark scratching. There's a fair bit of life left in my garden despite the drought, heatwave and frost.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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