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As an ameteur, i have lots of bedding plants that look like Pulmonaria green spotted leave, on reading about it, it shows flowering but mine doesn't flower, is there a reason for this or is the plant too old?



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,183

    Hi  krysis. Is there any chance you could upload a picture so we can identify the plant - just to be on the safe side as there are a few plants with spotted leaves?

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,081

    Pulmonaria flower in spring, so perhaps you just haven't noticed it or it's been hidden by other planting. It's a perennial rather than an annual though  image 

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    We sure need a pic. Bedding plants are supposed to flower. Or so I'm told, I don't grow them

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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  • That definitely looks like a pulmonaria to me  - they're one of the first flowers to bloom in this garden - it often features in my New Year's Day flower count.

    Maybe you were sensibly snug indoors and didn't notice it

    They're one of the best early nectar sources for the first bees to be about in the spring.  image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    no doubt about it. If you were sold that as bedding plant, complain. Though I'd rather have that than a bedding plant

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • So would I Nut - absolutely no doubt about it ...... actually, thinking about it, I've got loads of these ... and not a single 'bedding plant' in the garden.   Think Krysis may well have a bargain! image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • thanks nutcutlet, however i've moved in with partner and inherited gardening problem most of plants were already here i.e pulmonaria, there was ivy growing everywhere (now gone) have slug snail prob and finally think soil isn't good like i said amateur 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    the things in the photo look quite healthy krysis so the soil can't be too bad. Don't worry too much about snails, they're always there but not the end of the world. You can garden perfectly well with snails around. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Join the club Krysis image  We're all struggling with one problem or another - another good thing about pulmonaria, they're not too fussy about the soil, as long as it's not too dry, and slugs and snails tend to leave them alone.  I'd get a few more if I were you ... I'm going to  image ... the garden centres will be full of them in a few months' time image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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