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benjitzers

I don't have a clue what I'm doing, but I bought a house from someone who obviously loved the garden. Any advice / tips / help gratefully received :)

Bougainvillea 'Elsbeth'

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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benjitzers

#bougainvillea

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Cheryldunn

Beautiful luv the the colour

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benjitzers

Thanks @Cheryldunn - I love this #magenta colour too 😊

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titchyfra

Stunning

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blueeyes

Beautiful

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benjitzers

Thanks @titchyfra & @blueeyes - it will look even better in a couple of weeks when the rest bursts in to colour 😉

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jeatacake

Fantastic. I think the red ones look best 😍👍

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benjitzers

Thank you so much @jeatacake & @latebloomer - such a beautiful plant, but with the most unforgiving spikes!!!!!!! 😳

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benjitzers

Yes indeed - far more vindictive than rose thornes that's for sure!! 🤕

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benjitzers

#bougainvillea

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errolly

You must be doing something right that is beautiful ❤

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benjitzers

Thanks @errolly - I cut it back hard every autumn and it flourishes every spring 👍😊

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clickchick

Wow love it :)

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benjitzers

Thank you @clickchick - it was tiny when I bought it 😊

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jane.mckiver

Omg , what a stunning sight 🌺

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benjitzers

Thanks @jane.mckiver! 🤗

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jeatacake

@benjitzers if only we could grow them here like that 😕

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benjitzers

@jeatacake - maybe in a greenhouse?! 😉

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jeatacake

@benjitzers yes, over winter if grown in as large tub outside in summer?

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inlove

That's not fair 😀

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benjitzers

#bougainvillea #magenta #macro

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clickchick

Wow :)

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benjitzers

Thanks @clickchick 😊

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christineb

Fantastic photo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😍

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benjitzers

Thank you @christineb 😊

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mich

Fab pic! 😍

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titchyfra

Lurrvely 👍

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benjitzers

Thanks @mich ☺️

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benjitzers

Thank you @titchyfra 😉

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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benjitzers

#bougainvillea #magenta

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harebell

Gorgeous 🙌🙌

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benjitzers

Thank you @harebell 😊 I cut it back really hard in October and seems to be flourishing now 👍

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harebell

It did it good then 👌🏻

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godfreye

It's lovely 🤗

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benjitzers

Definitely @harebell - it's much more colourful this year now 😉

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benjitzers

Thank you @godfreye ☺️

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bloom

Stunning, the colour is gorgeous x

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benjitzers

Thanks @bloom - I love the colour. It's so vibrant in the sunlight 😍☀️

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jackie16

@benjitzers I have wanted one a long time are they hardy yours looks amazing 💞

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benjitzers

@jackie16 this one is certainly hardy as its planted at my holiday home in Spain and has to fend for itself most of the year. I'm not sure how well they might do in the UK but if grown in a pot you could bring it in during the colder months if needed 😉

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jackie16

@benjitzers good idea they are so beautiful

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