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buds but no flowers

graham10graham10 Posts: 86

My plant is in its 2nd year and was told it would flower from may to first frost but its now nearly july and its only in bud with a couple of flowers my soil is mostly clay and compost can i speed it up? any advice please.


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Leave it alone graham, my lavatera has been very slow this year, I think the cold spring has held them back a bit.

  • graham10graham10 Posts: 86

    Thank you Dave ill do that.

  • graham10graham10 Posts: 86

    Thanks verdun patience is not my strong point when we have such a short summer image but im glad to hear things will be ok.

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 4,511

    Our newly planted lavatera has started flowering in the past few days.

  • graham10graham10 Posts: 86

    Thanks so did mine when i planted it out last year ill keep you all informed i have about 3 flowers so farimage

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 3,757

    Hello, who has a short summer? I bought a Lavatera on e-bay last year, about 10 inches tall, for the sake of economy, today it is 5 feet tall, amazing, its the standard Barnsley colour.We didnt have a cold spring though (or winter) suppose it depends where you live. Must get the kids to show me how to put pics on here!

  • graham10graham10 Posts: 86

    Hi just to let you know you were right patience was the answerimage



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