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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,442

    That is a superb specimen brugmansia, Paula. image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,442

    Martin 188,

    Do you bring it inside every winter and protect it from frost, or is is hardy?

    Does it die all the way down in Winter?

    Has it ever flowered? What do the flowers look like?

  • Martin188Martin188 Posts: 12

    Hi Everyone

    Thank you so much for all your replies,its never flowered,its always been indoors,when it did grow to about 18 in a pot we put it outside,it hated it,and started to die,so its been kept indoors ever since,I'm sorry but I am trying to upload photos,but we are not tech savvy,age I suppose,its huge now about 4ft the pot is huge as we replant it every year,because the roots come ubove the pot,

  • Martin188Martin188 Posts: 12

    Trying to upload pics better

    Last edited: 28 July 2017 08:23:30

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,743

    Can I ask if you're in UK Martin. Brugmansia seem and odd "weed" to spot here.

  • I keep mine in an I heated greenhouse over winter. All the leaves drop off but by April they spring to life again . One is over 5.5 ft this year. That one has been moved now to where its sun all day. The others are happy sat in a warm spot with sun for 6 hours or so a day ( if the sun comes out...) I love these plants. 

    Paula - yours is stunning. Do you take it in doors over winter? 


    Last edited: 28 July 2017 09:18:26

  • Martin188Martin188 Posts: 12

    Hi All yes we live in Torquay,Devon uk

  • paula.conwaypaula.conway Posts: 121

    Hi Barefoot gardener, I don't have mine any more.It got too big and heavy to keep carrying it in and out of the conservatory and I don't particularly like plants in the house. It use to flower even through the winter but the leaves use to turn yellow and die off quite quickly. OH and mother in law use to hate the smell. I did buy four a few years back in white, yellow and two  coral. but the wretched red spider mite took hold of all four, so I binned them all. I would love another as they are one of my favourite plants.I became a  first time Nannar in June so I don't think I will be getting one now. They do need quite a bit of room if you don't prune and  train them into a standard,(lolly pop shape)Yours look fab, the one in the first pic looks huge.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989

    They've some huge ones at The Old Vicarage at East Ruston on the North Norfolk coast .... but they do have a large conservatory to wheel them into for the winter


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • paula.conwaypaula.conway Posts: 121

    Thanks fidgetbones. That was about three years old.

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