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Collecting Bougainvillea

Postby zimzallabim » April 7th, 2018, 5:57 pm

Just trimmed this back as I want to remove it from the garden. Should I eat for a certain time of the year to dig it up or anytime okay?

Some suggestions on where to cut back further to five it the best start as bonsai would be much appreciated.

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Re: Collecting Bougainvillea

Postby Beano » April 7th, 2018, 7:28 pm

Where do you live? That might make a difference
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Re: Collecting Bougainvillea

Postby zimzallabim » April 8th, 2018, 12:44 am

Mid north coast NSW


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Re: Collecting Bougainvillea

Postby Starfox » April 8th, 2018, 5:26 am

I dug one in September which is my Autumn, it has now wintered and is waking up again as it is Spring here. In retrospect I would of liked to have it had a couple more months recovery time before winter but as far as I can tell it is fine and this last winter was tough going. If you are not likely to get many frosts then I would go for it now but maybe you can wait until next season and dig in late Spring or early Summer.
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Re: Collecting Bougainvillea

Postby melbrackstone » April 8th, 2018, 8:10 am

I'd chop off the top branches and put them into a pot for cuttings, then dig the remainder out and start a whole new shaping program.
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Re: Collecting Bougainvillea

Postby kcpoole » April 8th, 2018, 8:34 am

Where are you?
In Sydney i would dig now,

dug a large one in Spring and it has shot back madly

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Re: Collecting Bougainvillea

Postby zimzallabim » April 8th, 2018, 5:05 pm

kcpoole wrote:Where are you?
In Sydney i would dig now,

dug a large one in Spring and it has shot back madly

Ken


I am about 3.5hrs north of Sydney. Is there any advantage letting it bud out before digging?

melbrackstone wrote:I'd chop off the top branches and put them into a pot for cuttings, then dig the remainder out and start a whole new shaping program.


I like this idea. Three for the price of one! What’s the likely hood of the huge cuttings like that striking???


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Re: Collecting Bougainvillea

Postby Beano » April 8th, 2018, 5:07 pm

With a bougainvillea, very likely to strike.
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Re: Collecting Bougainvillea

Postby melbrackstone » April 8th, 2018, 6:53 pm

What’s the likely hood of the huge cuttings like that striking


Chances of it striking are good, if you do the right thing by it. Don't water it too much, and keep it in a warm bright spot.
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Re: Collecting Bougainvillea

Postby zimzallabim » April 8th, 2018, 11:29 pm

melbrackstone wrote:
What’s the likely hood of the huge cuttings like that striking


Chances of it striking are good, if you do the right thing by it. Don't water it too much, and keep it in a warm bright spot.

that just sounds too easy lol
I’ll give it a go. I was considering doing cuttings Off he masses I cut off it but don’t think I could b bothered


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