Charlie Wilkins answers your gardening questions — Agapanthus, patio rose and narcissi
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Charlie Wilkins answers your gardening questions — Agapanthus, patio rose and narcissi

A large clump of Agapanthus in the garden has never ever flowered.

The leaves are lush and healthy looking so, where am I going wrong?

Your agapanthus are getting too much nitrogen. This manifests itself by producing lush foliage and precious few blooms.

It’s getting rather late now but try correcting this with high potash tomato food.

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Get some granular potash soon and apply two or three fistful around the plant now, again in September and again in February.

They’ll bloom next year.

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You wrote about a peach coloured rose recently.

Can you name this for me as I have lost the original article?

The name of that rose was ‘Sweet Dream’. I rate it highly and recommend it to all readers.

It’s a patio rose and grows to about 30 inches.

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I have spread farmyard manure where narcissi were growing during spring.

Will they be able to come up through this next spring?

Of course they will. I have seen daffodils coming up through tarmacadam.

The manure will go a long way towards feeding the narcissi roots during winter and help give you a fine display.