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Petunias

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onaclearday Fri 05-Jun-20 08:42:47

I bought 140 petunia plug plants, potted them on and nurtured them. They are good healthy looking plants and I've put them into hanging baskets and planters. Problem is not a single flower! My neighbour's are in full bloom. I used new compost and have recently sprinkled Miracle Grow granules on top.

Beechnut Fri 05-Jun-20 10:00:01

Can you see any buds forming? I wouldn’t give up on them yet.

EllanVannin Fri 05-Jun-20 10:18:33

They'll flower, just give them a chance. I've never known a petunia not to, then you'll have them continuously throughout the summer.
I remember having two large hanging baskets of all purple/blue ones and the scent of them by the front door was out of this world.

MiniMoon Fri 05-Jun-20 10:33:42

Ours have only just started flowering. They have been in the conservatory since DH bought them. I had to wait patiently until the began opening up, to see what colours he had bough.

Beechnut Fri 05-Jun-20 10:58:41

A nice surprise for you MiniMoon 😃

shysal Fri 05-Jun-20 11:15:53

I bought 72 Tidal Wave Petunia tiny plug plants from Thompson and Morgan back in the spring. I have never seen such small ones! I patiently nurtured them and planted them out after the last frost. They have only been flowering a couple of weeks, but are now romping away, especially in my new 5-tier planter. Be patient, I am sure they will flower soon. Good luck!

Auntieflo Fri 05-Jun-20 11:31:35

Also asking for advice on here please.

I have some Million Bells, tiny petunias, that are now planted in baskets.
How often should I feed them? I don't want to neglect them, and just wondering whether once a week is enough

farview Fri 05-Jun-20 18:56:27

Auntieflo..a feed once a week is enough 😊

Auntieflo Fri 05-Jun-20 22:50:25

Thank youFarview

Callistemon Fri 05-Jun-20 23:10:47

It's still early, meteorological summer only started on Monday.

I can't see the word petunia without thinking of that song.

'I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch'

paddyanne Fri 05-Jun-20 23:19:34

I've lost a lot of young plants ,bizzy lizzies ,petunias and my begonias are looking quite poor .I've not done anything different from other years so haven't aclue whats going on.The one success I have is my Honesty ,bought two small plants off e-bay last year and they have done really well ,the garden isn't looking great though .
Thanks to the gran on here who found the Honesty for me as it was hard to get .

Callistemon Fri 05-Jun-20 23:26:48

It's a really funny year for seeds and plants, paddyanne.
We've never had so many failures.

Chewbacca Sat 06-Jun-20 00:02:38

Personally, I feed bedding plants that are in hanging baskets and tubs at least twice a week from as soon as they're planted up. Bedding plants need to extract a lot of nitrogen from the soil to enable them to continue to grow and flower in such small, compact spaces and so you have to replace that nitrogen with an appropriate liquid feed. I planted my baskets up in late March, kept them under cover until mid April, feed them twice a week at least, and they're in full flower now.

Tomatoes? Not so good!