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28 Jun 2021 at 10:32 am #411423ParticipantWayneM
Happily Alan’s Ashworth’s Hurstwood Elinor made it through the winter in the greenhouse and rewarded me with 3 blooms.
Hope Alan is looking in, beautiful Brugmansia.
Instagram ilike2brugit28 Jun 2021 at 4:18 pm #411432KeymasterAlvin
Well, She’s GORGEOUS !!
I DO hope Allan’s looking in ! She is a Most Beautiful Brugmansia!!! Kudos , Alan !!29 Jun 2021 at 11:32 am #411441SpectatorBernhard
One of the few Sphaeros with fragrance. I like this very classic shape of the blossoms, great one.19 Jul 2021 at 4:43 am #411508SpectatorMelburnia
Greetings from the lockdown capital of Australia 🙂
I have a similar looking ‘cold brug’. Dunno what it’s called as I got it in a garage sale. Mine isn’t scented, not that I can tell.
But geez, every cabbage moth within a 10km radius flies specifically to my garden to lay their eggs on it so their caterpillars can munch every single leaf!
I’ve attached I hope a photo of it. Close up so you can’t see those leaves21 Jul 2021 at 2:11 am #411518SpectatorBernhard
Perfect form and for my liking a great color. You really managed to hide the leaves, lol. So bad that we cannot exchange any plants.21 Jul 2021 at 4:00 am #411519SpectatorMelburnia
I hid the leaves the same way you hide the clutter when guests arrive unexpectedly! Here’s a photo of it showing the leaves. Actually, I’ve found a second photo of a plant that I threw out because I just could not stop the caterpillars from eating it. You can actually see one of them on the bud.13 Aug 2021 at 3:31 am #411555SpectatorMelburnia
I’ve been industrious during our current lockdown and created a sort of screenhouse for this cold brug. It’s just one of those kit mini greenhouses that come with a zipper plastic covering. Instead of the plastic, I covered the frame with frost/exclusion netting. Just big enough to fit the potted plant. Although I might end up having to wire the branches when it reaches the sides. My own bonsai brug!
Didn’t think to take a photo before I sat down to write this but I’m hoping this will keep out all the chewing insects that have destroyed the leaves.Hate spraying poison and the natural alternatives just don’t work.
OT but I see my seeds are taking the scenic route. Via Japan lol16 Aug 2021 at 5:27 am #411561ParticipantWayneM
Good to see you protecting your baby, here in England the brugs go in a greenhouse ,but I also grow Agaves and every year I make a shelter from Polycarbonate sheeting and decking boards. All because I like growing different 😌
Best Regards Wayne
Instagram ilike2brugit19 Aug 2021 at 10:35 pm #411568SpectatorMelburnia
If the exclusion netting works then I won’t be tempted to give away this cold brugmansia too!
I see my seeds are now in Melbourne, yay. Really can’t wait to get the arborea seeds in particular. Bought them multiple times from various sellers and places and either they never germinated, or the few times I got them to grow and flower they turned out to be just limp whites or creams, def. not the lovely shape and waxiness of the arborea. What a waste of my time! In fact, I thought these plants might be arboreas because their leaves looked different. Nothing was labelled, the gardner had died or gone into a nursing home and this was their adult children having a garage sale. So I ended up with these lilac brugmansias. But no arborea!
Agaves? Not the common ones? Oh, your;re in England. Agapanthus are still a little exotic there, aren’t they? While we here love the English style gardens that frizzle in our heat and need megalitres of water. (I love my Pat Austin roses but there summer blooms are tiny and frizzled. Glorious in early spring and mid autumn though.) Grass is always greener on the other side. Although it really IS greener in your neck of the woods lol29 Sep 2021 at 8:00 am #411642ParticipantWayneM
Nothing common about my agaves, lol 😆
Typically I don’t do the norm, and thTs how I like it
Instagram ilike2brugit23 Oct 2021 at 8:54 pm #411752SpectatorMelburnia
That’s quite a collection. I have only a few succulents, the most common
Here’s my red sanguinea. No I’m not colour blind. Although the vendor must have been! Almost every Angel I’ve got is mislabelled or has lost its label (from the catastrophic Night of the Catfight to the Saga of the Faded labels)!24 Oct 2021 at 10:54 am #411755KeymasterAlvin
Ohh I Hate faded Labels ! They can ruin everything. Sorry to hear that.
Nice Brug though !!!!25 Oct 2021 at 3:01 am #411759SpectatorMelburnia
I meant to post this. A common succulent, Sedum Little Missy. I started with the pot on the right. Actually, a smaller pot which I potted up once when it grew. Then, when it trailed over the side, I pushed another pot alongside it and ground layered some of the cascading pieces in it. (Basically I just arranged them across the second pot and weighed them in place with some rocks.) Cut them off from the parent plant when they struck and did it again with the shallow terracotta bowl. And now I have three pots of it.
Common, but I like it. It’d look good in a hanging pot but I’m afraid a strong wind might turn it into a missile.25 Oct 2021 at 3:06 am #411761SpectatorMelburnia
Ok so back to the angels. This is the second cold one, tatty leaves because it’s not in the little greenhouse covered with the hail/fruitfly netting. This flower is from last month although since it’s gotten a little warmer and I’ve started feeding it with liquid juice it’s set quite a few buds. Whether they’ll bloom depends on whether this cool spring continues or we get a hot northerly that makes them drop.25 Oct 2021 at 3:14 am #411765SpectatorMelburnia
Sorry about posting the same photo twice, got a bit confused. The middle one was photographed a day earlier than the other one (same bloom, one days difference). So the duplicated image is the fully matured one.
I must have had both these cold ones (this one and the one I first posted months ago) flowering at the same time because I’d cross pollinated them and got a seedpod, with several seedlings that germinated but got eaten. One survived my garden, about 20cm high, now safely growing in the same netted greenhouse. But I don’t have any photos, so must have been too busy to take any.
Anyway, when this one flowered last month the only other bloom I had was the yellow sanguinea. So I brushed a little pollen from it onto this pinkish one. They’re compatible, right? Or is it a wasted effort?
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