Help with balcony/Bougainvillea
We moved about 8 months ago and we took our thrice-saved-from-death bougainvilleas with us. When we left, both were beaming and full of flowers [one is bright red & one is the fuschia, & I'm very sorry that I don't more than that about them - I'm not a very knowledgeable gardene...I just LOVE looking at them!]. They were both near a fence which allowed them plenty of sun from morning till about 1-2PM and by then the sun was on the other side of the fence so it was filtered a bit. We moved to a 2nd-floor apartment with a 6x20 balcony facing the bay (i.e., lots of wind and afternoon sun) which, at the time we moved, I figured would not bother these now-hardy survivors; but not long after we brought them (end of June), they both started losing flowers & their leaves started looking a little the worse for wear ...*sort of* like leaf curl, but not. They're hanging on --one even burst out with a little bouquet of gorgeous pink-- but the red one isn't buying it. I think it misses its sheltered spot by the fence, even though the nasty neighbor downstairs used to pour dirty dishwater and leftover whiskey on it from time to time.
Should I be doing something in particular to help them both revive and thrive as they were last year, or is it just not a good spot for bougainvilleas? My red grass is not exactly thrilled either, although it's doing better than the 2 flashy favorites. ANY ideas/help would be so very much appreciated - I don't want to lose these two, especially after I've brought them back from the brink a few times already. I haven't given them any fertilizer at all, as yet, either.