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Confused primrose

LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,920

I planted some primroses in early spring, bought while in flower. They did their usual thing, and I noticed recently that one had put on quite a lot of leaf growth. Now there are loads of buds and it's started flowering again!

I live in SE London. June's weather was not great but it was hardly winter. Is this something primroses do, or have I got a very confused little plant?

Last edited: 09 July 2016 07:59:40

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145

    Mine flowered on and off all  last year. They do that here quite often as we don't have such warm weather. Just  enjoy them LG! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,920

    I will, thanks Fairygirl. I feel like I've got a little spring corner! 

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145

    And a 'spring' in your step LG ...image

    It's ok - I won't give up the day job....image

    Last year I had an Arabis flowering non stop all through the summer after doing it's thing in spring too. Mine all had a general feed of B,F&B this year just to give them a bit of help as they must have been exhausted! I don't often do that - usually forget  image 

    Some of those plants are in poorer soil with more competition nearby ( they're in raised beds etc ) so I don't think it did them any harm image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

    Here in Sheffield my primroses and primulas are in flower most of the year, except for a brief period in June/July. Several have recently started to flower again, like yours.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145

    They flower their little socks off soulboy, don't they?  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Primulas and primroses will flower twice a year if they have enough water. I have some in tubs which are watered over summer, and it's a regular event.

  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,920

    I had no idea! They're even more value than I thought. 

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429
    Fairygirl says:

    They flower their little socks off soulboy, don't they?  image

    See original post

     Indeed they do Fairygirl! And they are such resilient plants. I've had a few that have been devastated by caterpillars before I've had a chance to spot them and they just grow right back.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,145

    They're indestructible - slugs annihilate mine regularly but they keep on keeping on! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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