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My Brugmansia finally flowered!

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So happy! I have loads of buds still to come.

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  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    So beautiful image
  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Well worth the wait aren't they sara? Your leaves look so much healthier than mine.image

  • I am so happy! First flowering, so thanks to this forum I must have done something right! 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,156

    Dont forget that when you cut it down for the winter, the offcuts will root in a glass of water in the windowsill, giving you fresh plants for next year. They take a couple of months to root, I pot them up in Spring.

    I use thick shoots, about a foot (30cm) long.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • thanks Fidgetbones, I need to look up about cutting back as I have no idea! Mrs Garden my friends has sad leaves, the only difference between us is that I fed my tomato feed, not sure if this made a difference.

     

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,156

    Mine are being eaten by something very small, maybe red spider mite. It doesn't seem to stop them flowering though.

    Last years cuttings are 3 ft tall and have buds on.  I cut down like you would a buddleja, when I take it into the greenhouse for the winter, otherwide they take up too much room. Cuttings go in a coffee jar of water on the kitchen windowsill.

    second year they will branch more. Third year I put them in the ground and let the frost have them. I have had them flowering outside on bonfire night.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Oh wow! I seriously thought the cold would kill it off! I don't have a green house but have a big bay window in my kitchen and it spent last winter there, I shall do the same this winter.

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     Another couple of quick questions if anyone can help me, the colour seems to be changing daily, is this normal? And is this considered a double?

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  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951
    Oh, mine aren't like four 'double' but they do change colour. They have a bit more pink than yours. Also open and close, not sure if its to do with the light or the temperature.
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