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My gardenias didn't flower last summer. When should I prune them and how often should they be fertilised?

I live in Sydney - did I prune them too late or insufficient fertilising or both or other issue?

Submitted: 07:33AM, 27 Apr 2019
Answer: Hi Kathryn,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

You can prune Gardenia now in Sydney and feed every 6-8 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Natural Fish & Seaweed+ Concentrate, the dual acting formula feed through both leaves and roots to boost healthy growth and prolific flowers.

Also, Gardenia flowers better when growing in full sun than shade, you may transplant the shrub to a sunnier location. Autumn is the best time to transplant trees, as the temperature is cooler, but the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth and allow your plants to establish faster. Best to improve soil before transplanting, I suggest improving soil by digging in some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser, which is a manure based, certified organic fertiliser, and will provide all the nutrients (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus) for your plants need to grow and thrive.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Yates Horticulturist

Answered: 09:11AM, 30 Apr 2019


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