Choosing The Right FertiliserWednesday, August 05, 2009
I must admit that I am not a gardener who likes to use fertiliser. Firstly, many of my plants have been growing well even without any fertiliser. Secondly, my garden just do not have the space for plants to grow fast and big.
But recently I noticed that some of my plants stopped blooming for some time. Hence I bought a couple of blooming fertilisers for the different plants in my garden.
One of the plants that I have been trying to bring back the many blooms it used to have is my Chinese Fringe Flower plant. This plant has burgundy leaves (which will turn deep green once aged) and hot pink fringe flowers. I have had this shrub for about two years.
Few months ago, I bought a packet of organic granule fertiliser and applied accordingly. No flower showed up. Then I bought a bottle of microbes liquid and a few flowers bloomed (as you can see from all the pics below). Maybe liquid is more effective than granules. Or maybe it's because the microbes produce enzymes that restore the condition of the soil to a healthy state. Hence the plant could grow healthier.
It would be nice if this shrub will be in full bloom (crowded with fringe flowers) during Christmas :-)
How do you choose the right blooming fertiliser for your plants? Do you have different types of fertiliser for different plants or just one type for all?