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Weather warnings issued

Posted: Yesterday at 14:26

In S.Yorks we have had strong winds all day, sun, drizzle, heavy rain and for last 20 mins hail that has now melted and the drains on the main road have flooded. Sun now shining 


Posted: Yesterday at 08:43

Panda you'll get pressure sores 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Yesterday at 08:42

I thought Lyn's Mum's funeral was on Wednesday  


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Yesterday at 08:28

Lyn hugs, try not to imagine how you will feel on Wednesday. I found that the practical side of me took over prior to going to the crem' and like Verdun I then went on auto pilot and didn't notice who was around me, afterwards people chatted in small groups and spoke to Mum and other family members, after a while I left them to it and wandered around Dad's garden  

Steve & Fishy keep gardening 


Posted: Yesterday at 07:37

Morning all.

Poor night's sleep here, head under duvet to muffle noise of the wind, which is still blinking blowing 

I hope no one has any serious damage to their home or garden.

Don't think anything serious here but we do have blossom all over the patio  and it hasn't come from my garden or immediate neighbours. 

Advice with seedlings on window cill.

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:39

Jaz most seeds want light and warmth, some need covering with a propagator lid, cling film or in a plastic bag until they germinate, it usually explains on the packet.

They don't want to be in direct sunlight, which might have caused the scorch ? on yours.  

If yours are dry stand them in a tray and let some water soak up from the base.

What seeds are they?



Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:53

Lesley I didn't realise how far you had to travel you must be  hope M's bed is available soon, hugs. 

bougainvillea seeds

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:43

Apologies Robyn the tropical site that I found in UK doesn't sell seeds but did appear under seeds 

It seems that they seldom set seed some have in S. America and have been harvested by bag method and propagated. Maybe read up about taking cuttings seems you can do that, and you have a source  Just out of interest roughly where are you located? 

I hope you have success, they are beautiful plants but would not survive in Yorkshire.  

You never know someone on the forum might grow them and they have produced seeds 

Saying all the above I assume you mean a plant that will scale a wall and pergola 

Help don't no what to do

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:44

Nice to know that the ones that lives on my patio comes indoors for the winter and get big and fat  

bougainvillea seeds

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:33

Robyn I've Googled and you can buy seeds but doubt you'd get a good plant or anything like you've seen in Spain, unless you grow it in a conservatory. I might be wrong but I don't think it is suited to UK climate. 

Even in Greece people buy them as small plants from nurseries or take cuttings.


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Want to buy one and want recommendations please.  
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