However, we are now asking why we have experienced such little growth. A month after planting outside in well fertilized beds, we can see little new growth. The plants that were blazing away inside the polytunnel have gone on strike! A few have started new stems, and a few have produced some very weak flowers, but no real growth.
During the month of June we had some good days for sunlight, the watering was intensive, the plants have been dosed with seaweed fertilizer, both liquid and solid and they have had one dose of Miracle-Gro. Perhaps we have given the Cannas an environment that is too nutritious? Unheard of, this is a plant used in sewage schemes because of its ability to thrive in such circumstances and is renowned as a hungry feeder!