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I have two Campsis Madame Galen grown from cuttings about four years ago.They are in large pots in full sun in my Folkestone garden, but they are yet to flower. Any ideas why ?



Campsis need A LOT of heat in order to flower and even then they often don't until they are a decent size. The only time I've been able to get satisfactory flowers on a Campsis (and that was a Mme Galen too) was growing against a south-facing red-brick wall in central London.

That one tended not to start flowering until really late in Summer - August if I recall - and then carried on until frosts in Autumn. It's that long, hot early summer build-up that they need to stimulate the production of flower buds and this summer (like the previous two) has been less than ideal in that regard.

27 Aug, 2010

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