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By Lynneg

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Delphiniums.This year my delphiniums have grown like crazy but the flower spikes are really poor.About a quarter of the usual size and really pathetic small flowers.Igave the whole garden a light sprinkling of general fertilizer in late february and everything else is doing well.Could it be weather related.Am in East Yorkshire. Thanks.



I think its the weather, its been cooler than usual for this time of year, mine are the same.

10 Jun, 2012


Is your soil, acid, or alkaline? That makes a difference with Delphs. Check it out. Yours may need lime. My soil is acid, and I give mine lime. I had the most fantastic bunch of larkspur this year. That is the much smaller, wilder, same blue flower. Check with a nursery person...

10 Jun, 2012


Thank you for the replies.Just regular soil,always done well in the past.

10 Jun, 2012

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