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A Plumeria in the UK

Posted by adenium1949 UK (My Page) on
Thu, May 2, 13 at 6:18

Hello all,
I am new on this forum, usually on the Adenium forum. I have success with Adenium so I tried Plumeria a few years ago. I wonder how many members are from the UK? The pic shows my yellow plant, I also have a pink but it has decided to go dormant again. Both plants flower for me, and you can see the inflos in the picture. The yellow was bought as Jacks Yellow and the pink as Thorntons Raspberry. So here is the yellow as it is this morning, not bad for 53 degrees north ? Hope the buds stay on.
Happy growing.
Brian UK.


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HI Brian, I'm usually on adenium forum. I have just got some plumeria seeds and got some advice from the nice folks on here. I planted 3 days ago and shall wait patiently. Your plant is super. How old is it?


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Hey Brian. Looking good! I imagine there are more plumeria growers from the UK but your the first I have seen post.

Mike


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Not bad at all - very lovely actually!!! Great job!

Averil, please be sure and let us know when you see some activity!!


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Hi Averil,
Yes I think we have corresponded on the Adenium Forum. I have had the plant now for 4 years, it is a grafted plant. The graft point is on a slope, I wonder if anyone is trying flat grats like with Adeniums? My yellow has the best flowers but the pink has the best scent. I did have another that smelled strongly of coconut but that one rotted. I have grown from seed but found they just raced up to the sky. Good luck with yours.
Hi Mike,
Thanks for your response, there may be quite a number but they are keeping quiet. I have never seen a Plumeria growing where it should, outdoors in the warm sun. They must look amazing.
Happy growing,
Brian UK.


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I was looking on a Uk site with a thought of buying a plant in Uk Brian.Yikes 70 quid and upwards! .. A no goer I'm afraid
Elucas I sure will let u know if any little heads pop up
Kind regards
AVERIL Uk


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Hi Averil,
I have never seen prices like that in UK, try this site plumeria2u.co.uk this is where I got my yellow plant.
Happy hunting.

Brian UK.


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Brian, great job with your two! The Jack's Yellow looks terrific--I think this may be the one they've just renamed "Grace" that's supposed to be semi-dwarf. Or is it maybe Yellow Jack, from Florida Colors? So confusing! I know plumeria2u gets a lot of stuff from FC.

Anyway, you're doing wonderfully to get them to bloom in Old Blighty. I think Gill used to be on here but seems to be more into her adeniums now.

Let us know when you get some blooms open!


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Hi Brian!

Hi Averil!

Just wanted to send my best wishes and it is wonderful to see you on this side!

Hope you all are doing well!

Take care,

Laura


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Thank you Laura and jandey for your encouragement. The yellow seems well suited to my conditions and no one is more surprised than me ! I have read that they need 6 hours of sun each day to flower, well mine are lucky to get that in a week! Maybe our long hours of daylight in the summer balance it out, if only plants could speak.

Happy growing
Brian UK.


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Hello all,
Just posting a photo of my yellow plumeria bloom that opened this morning 13th. It has seven petals, is that unusual? Lots more to open. Good luck with all of yours.

Brian UK.


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RE: A Plumeria in the UK warning about Plumeria2U

I'm reposting this from the adenium forum!

Just a quick comment on Plumeria2U out of the UK - I bought seeds from them with no problem, but with 2 purchases of adeniums from David Clulow in the first shipment 2 out of 5 plants were rotting on arrival, and when Stuart, the owner eventually responded a couple of months later, he promised to replace them and I ordered 5 more plants because I was very happy with the 3 that did arrive, he said he sent them but never provided any mailing information and of course they never showed up. He has also stopped answering any emails...
I'm not the only one... see

http://goo.gl/ne0Ru

I can't post the actual link so this is a shortened version from google...

order with caution and please let me know if you want any specific details...


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Hello all,
In view of the posts being made with regard to the Manchester company I feel obliged to say that my only connection with them is as a customer. Also I personally buy my seeds via the US Ebay site.

Brian UK.


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Brian, beautiful bloom! This seems like it's a very forgiving and generous variety for those of us in less-than-ideal climates who are looking for a reliable bloomer. Thanks for sharing the info.


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Congrats Brian! It's a beauty! Peg


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Hello all,
Here is an update, these photos were taken this morning 25th. I can really recommend this variety for northern growers.
Here is the first of the two inflos -


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Here is the other one -


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And here is the whole plant.

Brian UK.


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Hi
I fell in love with plumeria when I saw them growing in Thailand on our honeymoon. My husband tried to order a plant for me from Plumeria2U as a first anniversary present but it never arrived. When he chased it up, the owner promised to send another plant... two years later, still nothing!

I would still love to have a Plumeria plant but I'm not sure where else to try. Any advice would be great!

Ruth


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Lovely plant! That plumeria is way ahead of many of the plumies I have here in So Cal. Nice job growing! :)


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Stay away from Plumeria2U - that's the best advice I can give but you've already figured that out - the man is a crook....


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Ruth, you might first check with Jungle Jack's--he also sells internationally if you're outside the US--as he sells the yellow above, along with many other proven varieties. Don't be afraid of the pricing; their plants are very healthy with good roots and are always carefully packed for shipping.

For starters I'd recommend JJ's Divine or California Sunset, or Jack's Yellow as above.


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Hi I'm new to the forum( only joined today). I'm in Yorkshire UK, and I've grown 2 plumerias from seed. They are about 6 years old now, seem healthy but have never flowered! I saw the other post from the UK and I'm now thinking there IS hope for me to achieve flowers eventually. Is there anything I can do to encourage them to flower? They are in as much sun as I can manage, I move their pots into the sun during the day and bring them indoors at night. They are fed every 2 weeks and are also well watered. Look forward to hearing any tips.


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Hi, Lynz, and welcome! Your plants look great--good job growing them in a less-than-ideal climate!

My first suggestion would be to put them into much bigger pots. They need the root room. Seedlings can easily fill up a 5- or 7-gallon pot by the time they're three years old, so yours would probably appreciate the extra space.

Is it very cold there at night during the summer? Unless it gets down to the 50's (F) I would leave them out during the evenings in summer. You have nice long days and short nights so I don't imagine it would hurt them to stay out.

Good luck and keep us posted!


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Hi, I took your advice jandey, left my 2 plumerias outside all August and September, they look so much more healthy now. Their leaves are a darker green and instead of drooping they now seem to point upward, still no flowers but I'm hopeful for next year now. Unfortunately we have had gales and rain for the last 2 days so my beloved plants are once again inside after being blown over twice. Thanks so much for the welcome advice, from cold, windy yorkshire


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Glad to hear they're doing well, Lynz! Keep them going as long as you can in a sunny window when they have to come inside for winter, and put them out again in spring in the biggest dark pots you can handle. The dark pots will heat up nicely in the sun and stimulate root growth.

You may still have a couple years' wait for blooms, but I hope they bloom for you sooner!


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