Can any help me identify this flower please?
Bougainvillea - I love the lizard next to it. You must have been on holiday somewhere warmer than Bridgend, Heidi! :-)
9 Mar, 2011
What a brilliant colour !
Thank you both!
Yes slightly warmer than Bridgend....Egypt! Lol
I don't suppose Bougainvillea will grow in this cold , wet climate?
Hi Heidi6 I have two Bougainvillea's only small at the moment,But i have had then a year now out side and in the winter in the bedroom window,they are the same colour as yours i hope to repot them into bigger pots this year .
You could probably grow it in a conservatory. I haven't tried as we don't have one.
I haven't got a conservatory either,maybe I'll attempt to grow one inside first and keep it small.
For one glorious summer I had a Bougainvilla growing outside but, sadly, it succumbed to the winter. My Spanish neighbours nodded wisely when I told them it was no more - they know far more than me!
10 Mar, 2011
I saw them for sale with other tender perennials in Lidl last year. You could keep an eye on their website and swoop if they sell them again this year. At Lidl's prices, if it dies you won't be terribly heartbroken.
We live and learn! And I'm very much at the learning stage and need all the advice I can get about gardening! Lol
Doesn't look like my bougainvilla project is going to live past the summer then....not with the cold wet winters we get in Wales! What a shame because I love this flower! Maybe it's an excuse to move to someone hot and sunny ;-) Lol
I have got a couple of cuttings of bougainvilla that I brought back from Egypt that I'm attempting to grow....which after the advice given I can't see them surviving in the garden. So maybe I'll keep them inside at see what happens.
Im always in Lidl Beattie, I bought so many plants from there lately the staff know me! Lol
They have some gorgeous Carmelia's coming in on the 17th March which I'm itching to get :-)
I bought this year's quota of camellias in Morrison's on Saturday, but I keep an eye on what all the supermarkets are getting in as best I can! :-)
BTW did you mean to write
"to move to someone hot and sunny"
or was it a slip of the keyboard?
I might just have to take a trip to Morrisons this weekend if they are selling Camellias as I love them :-)
How much were they selling them for?
No it wasn't a slip of the keyboard I'd love to live somewhere sunny and warm...but after all the shrubs I've planted the last month or so that won't be happening!! Im sticking around to hopefully see them grow and bloom! Lol
I bought a stripey one for £2.
I can understand moving to someWHERE warm & sunny, but I wondered, when you wrote someONE! :-)
Aren't they lovely! The flowers are the white bits and the pink parts are called bracts and are modified leaves. Just thought you might like to know!
Lol Beattie just realised what I wrote! That has made me chuckle!
Hey thats a bargain £2. I like the stripey one's too. I have a white one....but it cost £30 from B&Q. It was big when I bought it though.
Thanks for the info Volunteer, thats interesting to know....being a novice like I am I didn't even know the name of the flower! Lol
How do I say thanks?
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