Overwintered Brugmansia

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    Hi all, glad to see my brugs have overwintered ok so far and new leaf buds are starting, I see one has a bit of dead wood so do i prune? and do i repot? Thanks.
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      You can prune, but as far as repotting I'd wait until its making lots of new roots, another couple of months at least.
       
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        Thanks @pete will do just that:blue thumb:
         
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          Brugg alive and well.

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            @roders looks really healthy, how much cutting back did you do?
             
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              Well ,Maz you can see where I hacked it, they just need feed and water and of course frost free.:smile:
               
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                Wasn't sure about how far to cut back so I've left mine more or less as is, I just cut back any dead wood.20200411_085352.jpg
                 
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                  I go with your approach to this @mazambo , if you cut back too hard you tend to get later flowering.
                   
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                    I, too, cut mine quite high up to establish a "higher bush". Not exactly a "standard" but something along those lines

                    What I would actually like is for mine to look like the ones a East Ruston Old Vicarage

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                      Oh boy.......me too.
                       
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                        Ive never got mine that large, but I did come close one year.

                        Trouble is finding some where to over winter them, and physically moving the pot. :smile:
                         
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                          I've just been saying exactly the same to my wife, it would be brilliant though if you could.
                           
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                            I solved that when wife needed a new kitchen ... I developed a need for an Orangery :)

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                            I use an engine crane

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                              EDIT: Important to install the ropes under the pot when it is planted ... they root through and it takes a lot of "Jerk" from the engine crane to get the pot out again.
                               
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                              Was it her Christmas present?:biggrin:
                               
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