@jeatacake if your interested I have website as I propogate lots of tropicals. Brugs grown by cuttings are very easy, you can either stick a bit in soil, place a cutting in glass of water. Growing by seed is more difficult, you need to peel the outer cork coating off before sowing. The fresher the seed the better! I'm going to try and cross breed mine this year!
Yes I left my office job 7 years ago to fulfil my dreams of working as a gardener/designer. I'm completely obsessed with plants, propagation and all things horticultural. It's quite addictive but I've never been happier. Brighton's a great place.
@mikethegardener well done for making that leap and living your dreams! I've always been good with plants and garden to destress, it just got to a point last year where I had too many, so I thought I sell a few...it's taking off more than I thought!! I have a dream for the future, but need to still do dentistry to make it happen. I would love to own land on Costa Rica and grow high quality coffee, chocolate etc
Hi everyone hope you're enjoying the weather...sorry not been on here for awhile! Work/life balance not balancing!!! Here's one of my lovely brugs about to flower....it's got over 50 buds like these! 😃😃
Hi Nick, good to have you back! It's a busy time of year with everything growing and needing watering. Not to mention people wanting their pearly whites looking good for the holiday snaps! Are you coming to join us at Gardeners World Live at all?
@tash74 when and where is it?? Yes my mum wasn't wrong when she said "dentists and funeral directors are never short of business"!! I suppose if I'd chosen the latter, I could have done the flowers!! 😉😉
@sue1953 not moved yet...house going on market after EU vote as no one knows what house market will do! Mortgage all approved and been looking at some lovely house (& great big gardens!!) I'm so excited to plan my 1st ever garden. I grow everything at the mo in containers!!
That's a good sign now as Spring is here. Start feeding with some fertiliser to help it and make sure on a sunny day above 10'c it's goes outside now. There tough plants and usually come back and will still grow huge with the correct care. I fertiliser mine 3-4 X weekly in summer to get them really big! I also make a "brug" foliage spray and spray the leaves at night.
I usually make a soil less mix for them which put chicken manure pellets, volacanic dust, bone and blood meal & lime in the mix. Feed generally with miracle grow full strength and tablespoon of Epsom salts 3 X wkly (just cause it's generally cheap and go through loads!) otherwise use foliage pro on main plants. Hope that helps! @gardenhoe
@Skotovstoy yes I feed them 3 X weekly they love it and water every day, just make sure in well draining soil. It will grow around 6-8 foot high and wide in one season, so make sure you pot up accordingly!! You will become obsessed with them....😃😃👍👍