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Primroses

Zone London | Hazel Agostini added on May 9, 2017 | Answered

I planted primroses in tubs last year. They didn't bloom. This year they have come back looking healthy with an abundance of foliage - but no blooms!!! I have been feeding them with Tomato plant feed every week - is this promoting the foliage but not the blooms? Advice greatly appreciated. Thank you

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on May 10, 2017

    You may be feeding them too much nitrogen; which will give you lots of green leaves and inhibit flowering.
    We recommend a light feeding of organic compost.

    You could do a soil test to determine what the soil contents is.

    Bone Meal can up your phosphorous levels and promote flowering.

    Here are some links with more information.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/primrose/growing-primrose-primrose-plants-in-your-garden.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/fertilizer-numbers-npk.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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