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Winter flowering pansies

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Jules001 | 00:55 Tue 13th Dec 2011 | Gardening
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I bought some of the above, a couple of months ago to put in my hanging baskets at the front. Don't normally bother in the winter, now I remember why -as this year the same thing has happened or more to the point hasn't happened. My pansies are green and lush, but are missing the flowers, does anyone know why I never get flowers on my winter pansies, is it too late to do anything about it, feeding them etc. Any advice greatly appreciated.

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Not in the shade are they?
Pansies need sunlight to flower in the winter.
stop feeding them.... and let them get dry to the point of drooping slightly a couple of times if they are 'stressed' they will produce flowers with a view to setting seed... once flowering starts feed lightly with something like miracle gro or phostrogen and as slack alice said make sure they get enough light
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Yes they are in the shade for quite a while, this must be the answer as I have most success with busy lizzies in the summer baskets because they are partly in shade. Thanks, I will make a mental note not to self to not buy any next year:)
next year coloured foliage plants like variegated ivy, ajuga, and those little rooted cuttings of berry bushes like skimmia... you might have more luck with primulas too

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