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Dead or alive?


Ive got 4 planta that still havent shown any shoots this year...

1 pair, 1 walnut, 1 basil and  1 bougainvilea...

All arent showing any shoots...

When i scratch the bark towards the top of the plant theyre all still green beneath...

Im based in north africa and this year we havent had a particularly cold winter if that factors in at all i dont know...

Any advice would be gratefully received.


  • That shoul read *plants and pear* : p stickler.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,209
    I don't know what particularly cold is in South Africa but bouganvilea and basil don't like the cold. However, if a plant is green under the bark, it's alive.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Patience is a virtue 🙂
  • Thanks for the a newbie of course and i was under the impression march was the time id see shoots....because the others are all showing roots.
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