Geraniums not flowering

Lesley 4Lesley 4 Posts: 17

Last year I bought 3  small geraniums and put them on my south facing window seat where they put on tremendous growth but never flowered.  I hard pruned them back in march this year as they were getting leggy.  The question is, how can I promote and encourage them to flower? They have also been potted on and have already put on lots of leaf growth,

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  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    I have some geraniums that I grow for their scented leaves and they have miniscule flowers. 

    What did you feed them with? I use a tomato feed which mine seem to like.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Do not over water for one thing or over feed-neglect them to a certain extent-they will flower in time-it is a waiting game.

    I shall be very surprised if you don't get flowers this year-all plants want to flower to set seed-that is what they are in it for.

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  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 499

    As kate1123 says, use tomato fertilizer which is rich in potassium which encourages flowers and not leaf growth. 

  • Lesley 4Lesley 4 Posts: 17

    well I have recently neglected them and let them dry out nicely and will start with tomato feed next month when it warms up.  thankyou.

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Don't go mad on the tomato food, either - over-feeding with anything will promote lush growth at the expense of flowers. You should have had flowers last year - I'd suggest that you don't feed before you have some flowers.

  • Lesley 4Lesley 4 Posts: 17

    Ok. Thankyou for your help.

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