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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:23 pm    Post subject: Shrubs etc. Reply with quote

Hi, I have a new house,with about 1 metre paved all around it.Can I plant shrubs such as Bouganvillea close up to the house wall? In the UK we are advised not to do ,because it may damage the foundations,but I have noticed that most houses in Spain have them so close. Also,I will be putting a retaining wall up in the back,about 2metres high,with a smaller one in front,about1 metre high.I want to use the space inbetween to put soil in,and small shrubs,plants etc,.Would this work,even with a little citrus tree?

Can I grow a Bouganvillea in a pot,to train it up the house wall.Would it grow high enough,or should I put it into the ground (or pot)about 1 metre away from the wall(I dont really want to smash up the new tiling around the house).I should add,the water and sewage pipes are in that area.Will it affect them?
I am at Sta Maria,just up from Huercal Overa;will a bouganvillea grow up here,or is it better in somewhere like Mojacar? Any help appreciated. Di.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you see Phil from Ground Cover he will give you good advice on what to plant and where, will also do it for you. Based at the back of Iron Art on the El Real Industrial Estate, Antas or at Arboleas market on Saturdays. Phone no 627 308 451.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Di
Yes, you can grow a Bouganvillea in a pot but a LARGE pot, sort of 1 metre diameter at the top and 1 metre high. It loves "ground" but there will be enough earth in such a pot to keep it happy and not pot-bound.
What it needs is a sunny place and definitely NO WIND or you'll end up with some dead-looking twigs and all the pretty flowers will be down the road somewhere. You can train it up a wall or in an arch-form. Don't over-water it but don't let it dry out either.
I understand the mauve ones are hardier than the coral-coloured ones.
Can't help you with the lemon tree but I'm sure it would grow in a similar size pot, maybe even smaller. Better ask a native...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Shrubs. Reply with quote

Hi,Thank you for that.It really was most helpful.Everytime I come out to Spain,I keep meaning to ask people about it,but I always run out of time.

Thanks a lot,Di.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:41 pm    Post subject: When to prune Reply with quote

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Can anyone please advise the best time of year to prune Bouganvillea and Jasmin, how much to cut them back and whether or not they should be fed with fertiliser?

I gather with jasmin that you should prune back to old wood, but not sure.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try these links:-

http://www.ehow.com/how_5566879_prune-jasmine-plant.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_5139632_prune-bougainvillea.html
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