Brugmansia and Stuff

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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by Mr List » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:21 am

personal choice, do you want it to look bushy or have a clean trunk?


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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by DiCasS » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:32 am

daz wrote:Mine is coming on a treat.Loads of mircal grow and loads of water.Just coming into flower :D

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Well, mine looks nothing like that :( and I thought mine was doing well. No bushiness to speak of, just a stick, a fork a few leaves and flower buds. Why aint mine bushy :(

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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by pdid » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:40 am

otorongo wrote:Another thing, my suaveolens is growing bushy, should I prune the side shoots and keep it to one main trunk?
Prune them, stick them in a pot of compost for a few weeks and you`ll have some more plants which you can sell/ give away/ keep as spare :wink:


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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by DiCasS » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:30 am

Well, my Brugs are in flower now but over the Summer have had terrible leaf drop, it seems all the original leaves have come off but new ones have replaced them to some degree. Also noticed I've had some bud drop as well. The smaller buds not the larger ones. I've given it lots of feed and water, so I know it hasn't gone without, any ideas why it's dropping :? Not been particularly windy here either to cause damage.

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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by Kristen » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:41 am

DiCasS wrote:Well, my Brugs are in flower now but over the Summer have had terrible leaf drop, it seems all the original leaves have come off but new ones have replaced them to some degree. Also noticed I've had some bud drop as well. The smaller buds not the larger ones. I've given it lots of feed and water, so I know it hasn't gone without, any ideas why it's dropping :?
Capsid bug attacks Brugs. I think it is early on, and not later. If so could that be the cause perhaps?
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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by Steph » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:57 am

They tend to grow huge leaves and then when the flower hormones cut in, those leaves drop off, to be replaced by smaller ones.

Shame its been a dross year for flowers.


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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by HarryandNess » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:38 pm

Just wondered if it's draining well enough Di. Ours likes lots of feed and water but as soon as we water it, it more or less comes out the bottom of the pot.

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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by DiCasS » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:27 am

Sorry guys if I made it sound as if it was on deaths door, it's not, it has grown well I think and the leaves are a good green colour, it's just the amount of leaves and buds it lost that concerned me - it still has plenty.

Kristen I did have problems earlier on with the leaves, yellow they were, but have a sneaking suspicion whilst I was away my Son perhaps wasn't watering as he should (no proof :lol: ) and just gave it a good dollop the day we returned home - that would sound right :roll: And I did see signs of the capsid bug, but not to a great extent. Those leaves have dropped now anyway.

Ness, don't think there is any problem with the drainage, the water runs out okay when it's got enough. Being new to Brugs I'm amazed how much water they need though.

Steph, sounds like the leaf drop is normal then, though am surprised at the amount it has/still is dropping. Still no idea why the buds have dropped though. There was another two that dropped yesterday when I came home from work. Overall quite a few buds have dropped now.

It still looks okay, and your probably wondering why I'm complaining, but did think at one point I would be left with bare stems :lol: Here it is, and a pic of a little variegated one which is a lot smaller plant but just in flower now. Thanks all for the comments,much appreciated.
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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by derrick » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:03 pm

How do you get so many flowers on your Brugs i have a 8 feet plant but not great flowers this year .Do you wear eye protection if you cut them i find they spit at you from height


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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by DiCasS » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:28 pm

Derrick all I've been doing is feed and water every day and that's all. I've seen some pics of members Brugs other years and they have been literally dripping with flowers, masses of them, I'd love to get them to grow like that. I've been using Miracle-Gro all through the season.

Not heard of the spitting thing :shock:

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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by derrick » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:00 pm

I think more feeding next year


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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by Adrian » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:08 pm

Here are a few of my Brugs at the moment
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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by derrick » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:19 am

Yours look full of flowers Adrian i like the pink Brug


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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by Adrian » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:24 am

Come and get some cuttings if you want
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Re: Brugmansia and Stuff

Post by Steph » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:53 am

They look brill, you have more flowers than me... envious...


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