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Potted Snowdrops Limited Flowering

Hi all,

I've got some snowdrops in a pot. They have been coming up regularly for about three years. However, quite a few of them do not flower every year and they do not seem to be forming the thick clumps that I see elsewhere.

I have changed the compost once since I've had them. My watering regime is to water well between about September and the point where they have died down in spring (except when frozen), and sparingly the rest of the year.

Should I give them a bit more a fertilizer boost as they are dying down after flowering? Or are there any other tips?

Many thanks, Owen.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491

    What sort of compost are they planted in?

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  • ommthreeommthree Posts: 314

    Sorry Dove, I got sidetracked!

    It's shop-bough potting compost with some added perlite for drainage.

    Thanks!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,491

    I think they'd be happier in a loam-based compost, John Innes No 3 with some added leaf mould.

    I think they'd be even more happy if they were planted in the ground, with lots of leafmould - that way they can drop their seeds which will grow and give you the clumps you want. 

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  • ommthreeommthree Posts: 314

    Thanks Dove!

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