Kalkan Turkey Forum - EnjoyKalkan.com would like to place cookies on your computer to help us make this website better. To find out more about the cookies, see our privacy notice.
To accept the cookie click here, or please login or register.

Author Topic: Garden plants-advice please  (Read 2741 times)

Offline reginald

  • EnjoyKalkan Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • My Thankyou Count: 0
    • Share Post
Garden plants-advice please
« on: February 24, 2008, 12:07:24 PM »
I need some advice please.
I have a very large of vine going up 3 floors on my villa. It causes all sorts of problems with grapes dropping etc and I need to remove it.
Could anyone suggest what can go in its place to take away the starkness of bare concrete.?
Ideally something with flowers and which will grow fast and high.
The obvious is bouganvillea I think, but I am not an expert to say the least.
If bouganvillea, I wonder what species and where to get it from.?
I am coming to Kalkan this week and I guess this is the time to put in a plant? Probably one which is aready largish.
Help please - many thanks in advance !!


Linkback: https://www.enjoykalkan.com/forum/restaurants-bars-nightlife-and-shopping/6/garden-plants-advice-please/1146/

Offline Charlie

  • EnjoyKalkan Lover
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,076
  • My Thankyou Count: 68
    • Share Post
Re: Garden plants-advice please
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 02:59:49 PM »
Reginald go and talk to Suleyman who owns the garden centre opposite the Kartin supermarket.  He has planted lots for us and all have taken very well.  He also checks up on the planting every now and then when we''re not in Kalkan. Usually twice a year I get him to feed all the plants so I''ll be calling on him next month.  Sorry can''t help much more than that as I''m afraid I''m definitely not a gardner!

Offline Chucky

  • EnjoyKalkan Lover
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,969
  • My Thankyou Count: 16
  • Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive!!
    • Share Post
  • Owner: No
  • Resident: No
Re: Garden plants-advice please
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 10:23:11 PM »
Reginald, do you have a colour preference for a bougainvillea?

Offline reginald

  • EnjoyKalkan Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5
  • My Thankyou Count: 0
    • Share Post
Re: Garden plants-advice please
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 11:13:27 AM »
Joan

I think purple - but what I am not sure about is whether Bouganvillea is what i should be looking for. I wonder is it grow fast, grows high, and whether this is the time of year to put it in.

Thanks

Offline Blue Lizard

  • Kalkander!
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,088
  • My Thankyou Count: 184
    • Share Post
Re: Garden plants-advice please
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 01:41:59 PM »
whatever you plant will need time to put a root system down and grow! bouganvillea grows reasonably quickly once established it will climb as high as you let it.Usually twine is led up the wall where you want it to grow.Conditions in Turkey are ideal as it tolerates heat but dislikes frost,thats why you see so much of it...i love this plant but even where i am on the south coast winter would zap it...(it will grow in a consevatory ,but i like to see it hanging from balconys etc... ) as a previous poster put i''m sure Suleman would do it for you if you aren''t green fingered ;)
People Of Britain.. When your missus asks "Does my bum look big in this? Never say "Dunno your blocking the light."... just sayin ????

 ta ta for now
Lizard

Offline Lantana

  • EnjoyKalkan Fan
  • ***
  • Posts: 488
  • My Thankyou Count: 40
    • Share Post
Re: Garden plants-advice please
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 06:59:53 AM »
Hi Reginal

 This is prime planting time for all plants as the root systems of new plants need time to be established before the summer heat. Bouganvillea is an ideal plant, fast growing, green all year round and drought tolerant. In fact it flourishes with little water. The more it is watered, the more leaves it puts on but the less flowers - which are actually not flowers but leaf bracts but this is probably getting a bit too technical.

It should not be fed (sorry Charlie) as feeding encourages green leaf but not the coloured ''flowers''  It is tough, survives in poor soil and looks wonderful. A particularly attractive one has pink ''flowers'' and white ''flowers'' on the same plant.

Our bougainvillea survives the very cold winters and gales - including the frost and snow we had this year - which we get in our garden which is 400 metres above sea level. It will flourish wonderfully  in a slightly more sheltered garden.

Lantana

Offline Charlie

  • EnjoyKalkan Lover
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,076
  • My Thankyou Count: 68
    • Share Post
Re: Garden plants-advice please
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 11:45:06 AM »
Thanks for that Lantana I''ll have a chat with Suleyman next month.  He came to the house last March and again Oct time and covered everything in the garden and pots with goat manure (I think!).  Having left in March we were very surprised and delighted at the growth in all the plants when we went back in July.  Looking forward to catching up with you! C

Offline Blue Lizard

  • Kalkander!
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,088
  • My Thankyou Count: 184
    • Share Post
Re: Garden plants-advice please
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008, 01:45:22 PM »
why not tap in "RHS"..this will give you the royal horticultural web site..tells you all that you need to know... ;)


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Hardy Plants????

Started by clarborough on General Discussion

8 Replies
1859 Views
Last post August 29, 2008, 10:09:24 PM
by Kalkan regular
recycled
Artificial Plants

Started by turkeyfan on Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife & Shopping

7 Replies
3114 Views
Last post January 20, 2010, 01:06:44 PM
by Begonvil
xx
THE GARDEN BAR

Started by chris coomber on Restaurants, Bars, Nightlife & Shopping

2 Replies
1253 Views
Last post September 08, 2008, 07:26:36 AM
by kalkankiki
xx
Garden Furniture

Started by Elee on General Discussion

4 Replies
1858 Views
Last post May 05, 2011, 04:42:50 PM
by turkeyfan
 


Sponsored Links

* Search Kalkan Forum


* Your Account Information

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Sponsored Links

Official Turkish E-Visa Application

Official Turkish E-Visa

* Enjoy Kalkan Quick Chat

Refresh History
  • Enjoy Kalkan: Sorry we broke the forum... we are back now
    September 11, 2019, 08:18:16 AM
  • Enjoy Kalkan: New look to EK Coming soon :)
    May 27, 2019, 05:18:14 PM
  • Blue Lizard: can you peel one with your feet?
    April 15, 2019, 08:32:41 AM
  • Chris_S: BL: actually monkeys peel from the top - they grow upwards, not down!
    April 14, 2019, 01:49:27 PM
  • ping: indigo beach club
    March 19, 2019, 06:21:10 PM
  • Blue Lizard: it is a fact that monkeys always peel bananas from the bottom end unlike humans that peel from the top..
    February 13, 2019, 05:18:45 PM
  • Enjoy Kalkan: Accommodation section is up and running - Sign up today :)
    October 11, 2018, 07:00:25 PM
  • Enjoy Kalkan: Some changes are being made to the forum, please dont worry about some content missing in the side boxes
    September 30, 2018, 02:36:47 PM
  • Blue Lizard: Mushrooms are the food of Champinons!!
    September 29, 2018, 07:11:40 AM
  • Enjoy Kalkan: Our forum is going nowhere, spread the word and ENJOY Kalkan!
    September 15, 2018, 12:19:52 AM
  • Blue Lizard: So.... If Teflon is non- stick how does it stick to a saucepan???
    September 01, 2018, 11:11:45 PM
  • Blue Lizard: Turkey has very nice Biscuits
    May 19, 2018, 11:15:58 PM
  • Chris_S: After the Government, John Lewis and local restaurants, Infinity seem to get the rest of my money…
    April 22, 2018, 02:14:11 PM
  • Blue Lizard: Now...Turkish people like pastry..they also like meat...so why are there so few pies in turkey..mmmm?
    March 08, 2018, 12:37:02 PM
  • Cihan-USA: Hi Guys, I live in US and thinking about making the move to Kalkan , anyone is willing to shade some light into this, thanks in Advance
    July 24, 2017, 05:39:34 PM
  • henty0: Did I read somewhere on here about transfer prices?
    May 20, 2017, 03:47:28 PM
  • chunky: LOst iPad at dalaman
    May 14, 2017, 09:39:19 AM
  • Blue Lizard: Maureen's... There is a thread on here about this .. If you have a B T mail that is the problem the thread explains a way round it  . Good luck
    May 05, 2017, 01:52:50 PM
  • EK Moderator: Maureenr, suggest you contact John on the KLN site as there is nothing we can do on this website . Sorry
    May 04, 2017, 03:26:40 PM
  • maureenr: Hi, i'm having problems with my evisa. Using the official link on KLN, submitting all the info, but the email link doesn't come through to me ( checked spam). Tried multiple times now. Anyone else experienced this? Thanks
    April 30, 2017, 06:47:02 AM

* Connect to Kalkan on Facebook & Twitter

Kalkan Weather

* Recent Posts From Our Forum

Re: Geordie duos travels by keith
[Yesterday at 06:34:52 PM]


Re: Geordie duos travels by Geordie duo
[Yesterday at 05:01:46 PM]


Re: Keith can..........in Kalkan!! by Lizilu20
[Yesterday at 01:21:28 PM]


Re: Geordie duos travels by Lizilu20
[Yesterday at 01:15:02 PM]


Re: Geordie duos travels by keith
[September 17, 2019, 08:18:20 PM]

* Random photos from our Kalkan Photo Gallery