I have a couple of gardenia bushes that do not bloom. Last year I pruned them after one bush produced one flower.
This year I have been using fertiliser and the bush I pruned seems to have more buds (see photo) but no flowers yet. Is this a normal process? Do the buds take this long to open up? The noticed the buds early spring and they seem to have gotten bigger - see attached photo, you may need to zoom into see the buds (I assume these are the flower buds).
I have also noticed ants and ?scale on the tree and have been spraying weekly to keep them away/under control.
22 October 2021 04:00 PM