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I have recently received a Campsis shrub but it has no bud on it is this usual please?

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    As far as I recall , Campsis are  late-summer/autumn flowering climbers ; can be very flamboyant if well grown . Flower buds should develop later in the year .

    Give maximum light for flower formation  and to ripen the new growth ; remember to water well during the first year .

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,583

    We have one of these outside planted against an old stone well in a garden we moved to in October 2016.   It was, by then, heading off down the drive like a triffid so we cut it all back to about 12"/30cms and trained it over the well. 

    It grew like the clappers last year but didn't produce a single flower but I'm expecting a good show later on.  It is currently completely bare..............

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,368

    Yes mine is leafless at the moment. Give it a warm sunny spot, something to climb up, water well and tomato feed through the spring and summer image

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  • I don't expect any leaves but I thought there should be some buds.  Quite honestly it looks dead

  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 2,103

    It might be a daft question,  but what does B I U  mean? 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,368

    They're quite late to bud up and burst into leaf ........... be patient ... mine looks dead too 

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    ... but it isn't image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,368

    BIU ... bump it up? 

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  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 2,103

    Thanks Dove.  I tried to Google it and it told me there was 39 alternatives.  None were appropriate. 

  • Liz.S.Liz.S. My gardenPosts: 55

     

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,368

    Yes ... that too  image  ... it does sometimes get copied and pasted accidentally from the toolbar above the text box but for it to appear accidentally in the thread description seems a bit more unlikely and therefore probably deliberate so I've guessed it's a request to Bump It Up should the thread disappear off the bottom of the page before being answered, as can sometimes happen. 

    I may be wrong. 

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    Last edited: 13 February 2018 11:41:20

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