Where best to buy brugmansia?

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    I also heard that people would squeeze the nectar into their tea with the same effect
     
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      Hi everyone, can anyone tell me if either of these need potting on yet? Thanks
       

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      I would pot them on Mazambo
       
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      Thanks @Perki what mix should i use?
       
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      @mazambo multipurpose compost for now, when they are being planted into their final pot use soil based john innes no3 mixed with Multi compost.
       
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      Thanks again @Perki , I'll repot tomorrow.
       
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      Now here's a nice surprise, to be honest the brugmansias have been largely neglected but just noticed the gold face has a couple buds.20190803_112627.jpg
       
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        Had a closer look at angels flight although pretty battered it's got a bud too20190803_153246.jpg
         
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          I'd pot that on, its got a bud because its starved.:smile:
           
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          Oops, as mentioned they have largely been neglected, I'll repot asap, thanks @pete
           
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            @pete moved from 2l to 3l pot, haven't added any extra soil yet do you think a bigger size pot?
             
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            Id say it needs a bigger pot … and to be kept wetter. I have a cutting from this spring and it is now in a pot about 10" diameter. Since potting it on I have a load of new growth.

            Are you feeding it ? Mine get fed at least once a week with high potassium feed when they are flowering.
             
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              I have been feeding it but not as i should have done hence the state of it
               
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              Ok I've found a 3l, 4l and 7.5l (10") pots, the 7.5l seems quite a big jump.20190804_141308.jpg
               
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              I dont think its actually possible to overfeed a Brug in full growth, I probably feed three times a week, plus gallons of water when its hot.
              Having said that I only have one plant this year, my fault, I left my large standard one out a bit too late last year and it got frosted, thought the stem would survive as it was two inches in diameter, but the bark just rolled off during the winter.:redface:

              So going with a cutting I took last year, so not expecting early flowers, but giving it as much food as possible and in its final pot for this year , a deep 12in one.

              I'd go for the biggest one in your pic @mazambo, final potting for this year, you should get some good flowers right into sept/oct.

              Excuse all the rubbish in the background.:biggrin:
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