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I've had these tiresome plants for 4 years now and they've never once flowered.

Should the bud be noticeable at this point in growing? I always leave them just in case but I think I'll dig them up and get rid if they're not going to flower again this year...


Thank youimage

Wearside, England.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,976

    I've got two in a container - one flowers beautifully every year - the second one is blind every time - they obviously both get the same treatment image

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

  • I'm thinking of resigning them to the plants I can't grow listimage

    If I part the leaves there is nothing there, I think there should be signs by now if they were going to flower...

    Wearside, England.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    It's a long wait for these sometimes. I bought some in flower about 4 years ago, maybe more. No flowers since then until this year.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    PS, you can tell right from the start if they're going to flower. They aren't.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Righto Nut, thank youimage They're coming out. My garden isn't big enough for no-shows!

    Wearside, England.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    good idea Vic. Plants have to pull their weight image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Indeedimage They are lucky to have lasted this long...

    Part of my motivation is looking for spaces for more daffodils, so that solves a couple of problemsimage

    Wearside, England.
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457

    I've threatened two things with removal and they showed off right at the last minute and made me keep them.  Both pink too which I don't overly care for as a colour.

    The garden was filled with overgrown, knotted, ugly Bergenia when I moved in and so I threw a load out as weeds then the ones I transferred to a final place were rubbish until this year after I threatened them with one more season or it's the compost heap.

    The other was Nerines.  Dug up half the clump with a view to potting them up to see if I could force a flower and both halves flowered beautifully.  

    Put them in a pot again, they might get scared and do something. image

  • I expect to see them covered in flowers tomorrow then Cloggieimage Also my own ne'er do well Bergenia, hopefully?

    Wearside, England.
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457

    I think the trick with the Bergenia is to remove the outside, ratty leaves like you do with Hellebores.  Well that's what I did this year and they're flowering their socks off.

    I've since learned that Nerines are like Agapanthus, they like to be crowded.  I'm suspecting a bit of coincidence was at work! 

    Just read up about your Frilly Teries (never grown 'em) and they are also in the Lily family and bulbous so I would seriously try stuffing them into a pot as close as you like and see what they do next year.

    You're only wasting the space of a pot behind the shed that way.

    ...then chuck 'em if they do nowt image

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