How do I get my health 5 year old pittsospernum to flower for the first time?gowing wonderfully very huge low down bush now with fine glossy dark green leaves looking very health and new leaves sprouting all the time but it has never flowered yet
It has always grown beautifully from the start and is now a huge low down bush with fine dark green glossy leaves. It is always sprouting new leaves. It is in a south facing garden in South Manchester and gets a lot of afternoon sun as wel as early morning full sun. I have fed it tomato feed during the summer only but admit feeding has not been constant. Do I need to feed it constantly summer and winter and with what? in order for it to flower. I also now have my partners as well from his garden, which is in the wirral, as he had given up waiting for the flowers. His was bought the same time as mine. It is definately the same bush as seen all over italy where the flowers give a terrific smell - stronger than the jasmin and one can smell the scent of the flowers across the street when passing, so I am very eager to see the flowers on my bushes. Does the plant only flower after 5 or more years? I wouldnt have thought, so as we saw lots of smaller plants in tubs outside shops which were in flower. I have asked several garden centres and they all say I'm doing the right thing by feeding it tomato feed, but wonder if there is some feed out there which may do the trick other than the ordinary tomato feed. Can anyone out there advise me please?
- 1 Jul, 2009