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  2. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2017

    Result! He truly is a gentleman :blue thumb: they always have time for a chat and go out of their way to oblige.
    Result! He truly is a gentleman :blue thumb: they always have time for a chat and go out of their way to oblige.
    Result! He truly is a gentleman :blue thumb: they always have time for a chat and go out of their way to oblige.
    Result! He truly is a gentleman :blue thumb: they always have time for a chat and go out of their way to oblige.
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  3. ARMANDII
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    CANNA - 2017

    Mine overwinter down here and mostly about 60 cm tall so far :) Good time too to take basal cuttings right now....they grow away fast :yay:
    Mine overwinter down here and mostly about 60 cm tall so far :) Good time too to take basal cuttings right now....they grow away fast :yay:
    Mine overwinter down here and mostly about 60 cm tall so far :) Good time too to take basal cuttings right now....they grow away fast :yay:
    Mine overwinter down here and mostly about 60 cm tall so far :) Good time too to take basal cuttings right now....they grow away fast :yay:
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  4. Marley Farley
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    How to Germinate a Mango...!

    My avocado plant 9months old
    My avocado plant 9months old
    My avocado plant 9months old
    My avocado plant 9months old
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  5. Wayne
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    A few pictures of last year's Brugmansia's

    ?? Never was fluent in Gibberish :snork:
    ?? Never was fluent in Gibberish :snork:
    ?? Never was fluent in Gibberish :snork:
    ?? Never was fluent in Gibberish :snork:
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  6. catztail
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    brugmansia question

    I think it gets pretty cold in winter where it comes from, but at the same time, its probably dryer and spring comes a bit earlier, with a guaranteed summer.
    I think it gets pretty cold in winter where it comes from, but at the same time, its probably dryer and spring comes a bit earlier, with a guaranteed summer.
    I think it gets pretty cold in winter where it comes from, but at the same time, its probably dryer and spring comes a bit earlier, with a guaranteed summer.
    I think it gets pretty cold in winter where it comes from, but at the same time, its probably dryer and spring comes a bit earlier, with a guaranteed summer.
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  7. PeterS
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    Cannas - 10 things you didn't know

    Strictly speaking edible ginger, I think, is Zingiber officinale, as opposed to the ornamental gingers that are various species of Hedychium. But they are all the same family and closely related.
    Strictly speaking edible ginger, I think, is Zingiber officinale, as opposed to the ornamental gingers that are various species of Hedychium. But they are all the same family and closely related.
    Strictly speaking edible ginger, I think, is Zingiber officinale, as opposed to the ornamental gingers that are various species of Hedychium. But they are all the same family and closely related.
    Strictly speaking edible ginger, I think, is Zingiber officinale, as opposed to the ornamental gingers that are various species of Hedychium. But they are all the same family and closely related.
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  8. Wayne
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    Alan's Brugmansia Hurstwood Elinor

    It is so pretty. I guess those are the species that I only get to enjoy watching from far, far away. It is too hot here. Thanks for sharing.
    It is so pretty. I guess those are the species that I only get to enjoy watching from far, far away. It is too hot here. Thanks for sharing.
    It is so pretty. I guess those are the species that I only get to enjoy watching from far, far away. It is too hot here. Thanks for sharing.
    It is so pretty. I guess those are the species that I only get to enjoy watching from far, far away. It is too hot here. Thanks for sharing.
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  9. Hurstwood brugs.
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    Sphaerocarpium Brugmansia

    Hurstwood BowWayne Hurstwood Elinor is below this one.Here is Hurstwood Bow (H. Elinors pod sister) This one has also carried the strong fragrance from Arborea 'S' and the gorgeous...
    Hurstwood BowWayne Hurstwood Elinor is below this one.Here is Hurstwood Bow (H. Elinors pod sister) This one has also carried the strong fragrance from Arborea 'S' and the gorgeous colouration from Wildfire. Another positive of these two is that they have the hardiness of the Arborea. Hope...
    Hurstwood BowWayne Hurstwood Elinor is below this one.Here is Hurstwood Bow (H. Elinors pod sister) This one has also carried the strong fragrance from Arborea 'S' and the gorgeous colouration from Wildfire. Another positive of these two is...
    Hurstwood BowWayne Hurstwood Elinor is below this one.Here is Hurstwood Bow (H. Elinors pod sister) This one has also carried the strong fragrance from Arborea 'S' and the gorgeous...
    Hurstwood Bryony  Quality (Large).JPG insertimage.gif attach.gif Hurstwood Elinor Black BG with star (Large).jpg Hurstwood Bow Black BG PS (Large).jpg
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  10. longk
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    Brugmansia sanguinea

    Hi Victoria Wayne lured me from the 'Darkside' LOL Its nice to be here, Thanks for the Welcome.AlanHurstwood Brugmansia
    Hi Victoria Wayne lured me from the 'Darkside' LOL Its nice to be here, Thanks for the Welcome.AlanHurstwood Brugmansia
    Hi Victoria Wayne lured me from the 'Darkside' LOL Its nice to be here, Thanks for the Welcome.AlanHurstwood Brugmansia
    Hi Victoria Wayne lured me from the 'Darkside' LOL Its nice to be here, Thanks for the Welcome.AlanHurstwood Brugmansia
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  12. PeterS
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    Bananas

    The basjoo on it's 2nd leaf, 1st one shredded 3rd roller coming now. The sikkimensis on its 2nd leaf, 2 the 3 ensetes died but the biggest survived and is now in the garden in a 50L pot
    The basjoo on it's 2nd leaf, 1st one shredded 3rd roller coming now. The sikkimensis on its 2nd leaf, 2 the 3 ensetes died but the biggest survived and is now in the garden in a 50L pot
    The basjoo on it's 2nd leaf, 1st one shredded 3rd roller coming now. The sikkimensis on its 2nd leaf, 2 the 3 ensetes died but the biggest survived and is now in the garden in a 50L pot
    The basjoo on it's 2nd leaf, 1st one shredded 3rd roller coming now. The sikkimensis on its 2nd leaf, 2 the 3 ensetes died but the biggest survived and is now in the garden in a 50L pot
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  13. David Butler

    Help with large outdoor plant !!

    Cordyline australis.;)
    Cordyline australis.;)
    Cordyline australis.;)
    Cordyline australis.;)
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  14. Richard360
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    Entada gigas Sea pea

    Looking forward to seeing how this goes they are soaking now after I have drilled a few holes through the really hard shell but will keep you posted
    Looking forward to seeing how this goes they are soaking now after I have drilled a few holes through the really hard shell but will keep you posted
    Looking forward to seeing how this goes they are soaking now after I have drilled a few holes through the really hard shell but will keep you posted
    Looking forward to seeing how this goes they are soaking now after I have drilled a few holes through the really hard shell but will keep you posted
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  15. noisette47

    Propagating Hoya carnea

    Thanks, pete....:dbgrtmb:
    Thanks, pete....:dbgrtmb:
    Thanks, pete....:dbgrtmb:
    Thanks, pete....:dbgrtmb:
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  16. PeterS
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    Recent purchases

    No its hasn't arrived yet. They did say on the site that there was a heavy backlog and there would be a 2 to 3 week delay before sending out. So I am not worried ......yet.:snork:
    No its hasn't arrived yet. They did say on the site that there was a heavy backlog and there would be a 2 to 3 week delay before sending out. So I am not worried ......yet.:snork:
    No its hasn't arrived yet. They did say on the site that there was a heavy backlog and there would be a 2 to 3 week delay before sending out. So I am not worried ......yet.:snork:
    No its hasn't arrived yet. They did say on the site that there was a heavy backlog and there would be a 2 to 3 week delay before sending out. So I am not worried ......yet.:snork:
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  17. PeterS
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    The Jungle Garden - Nick Wilson - Leeds

    Great - I am glad you saw that Richard - I had been meaning to send you a message knowing your proximity and your interest
    Great - I am glad you saw that Richard - I had been meaning to send you a message knowing your proximity and your interest
    Great - I am glad you saw that Richard - I had been meaning to send you a message knowing your proximity and your interest
    Great - I am glad you saw that Richard - I had been meaning to send you a message knowing your proximity and your interest
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  18. PeterS
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    Why not grow something new

    Thanks LongK - I grew a couple of lots from seed, but unfortunately as I said the labels have gone missing, and as long as I recognised the Bauhinia leaf I didn't worry - after all there were all...
    Thanks LongK - I grew a couple of lots from seed, but unfortunately as I said the labels have gone missing, and as long as I recognised the Bauhinia leaf I didn't worry - after all there were all new to me, and I operate a policy of the survival of the fittest. :biggrin:Actually, I must be honest, I...
    Thanks LongK - I grew a couple of lots from seed, but unfortunately as I said the labels have gone missing, and as long as I recognised the Bauhinia leaf I didn't worry - after all there were all new to me, and I operate a policy of the survival...
    Thanks LongK - I grew a couple of lots from seed, but unfortunately as I said the labels have gone missing, and as long as I recognised the Bauhinia leaf I didn't worry - after all there were all...
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  19. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2015

    There is a 2017 thread now
    There is a 2017 thread now
    There is a 2017 thread now
    There is a 2017 thread now
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  20. PeterS
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    What's looking exotic in 2016

    As long as it remains frost free it stays undamaged. Plenty of buds coming (although they take longer to form fully) and the flowers are definitely better if I follow the "cool is better" regime.
    As long as it remains frost free it stays undamaged. Plenty of buds coming (although they take longer to form fully) and the flowers are definitely better if I follow the "cool is better" regime.
    As long as it remains frost free it stays undamaged. Plenty of buds coming (although they take longer to form fully) and the flowers are definitely better if I follow the "cool is better" regime.
    As long as it remains frost free it stays undamaged. Plenty of buds coming (although they take longer to form fully) and the flowers are definitely better if I follow the "cool is better" regime.
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  21. mr c

    overgrown lime tree

    That rings several bells...oh dear:roflol: Seriously, limes aren't as prickly as some citrus, as long as it's not an Aussie finger lime! Get yourself some decent leather or rubber gardening gloves, a...
    That rings several bells...oh dear:roflol: Seriously, limes aren't as prickly as some citrus, as long as it's not an Aussie finger lime! Get yourself some decent leather or rubber gardening gloves, a pair of loppers and a telescopic 'parrot-beak' pruner and there'll be no looking back!
    That rings several bells...oh dear:roflol: Seriously, limes aren't as prickly as some citrus, as long as it's not an Aussie finger lime! Get yourself some decent leather or rubber gardening gloves, a pair of loppers and a telescopic 'parrot-beak' pruner...
    That rings several bells...oh dear:roflol: Seriously, limes aren't as prickly as some citrus, as long as it's not an Aussie finger lime! Get yourself some decent leather or rubber gardening gloves, a...
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  22. longk
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    Passiflora and other "exotic" climbers

    Sal, Good to see you back! How have you been?Lovely Passifloras
    Sal, Good to see you back! How have you been?Lovely Passifloras
    Sal, Good to see you back! How have you been?Lovely Passifloras
    Sal, Good to see you back! How have you been?Lovely Passifloras
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  23. miraflores

    tropical

    If it is a rubber plant then I wouldn't leave it in water, they hate soggy compost and the roots will rot. What's the drainage like?They also need to be out of draughts, with plenty of sun - but...
    If it is a rubber plant then I wouldn't leave it in water, they hate soggy compost and the roots will rot. What's the drainage like?They also need to be out of draughts, with plenty of sun - but not direct, at this time of year I doubt thats the problem. Don't feed it until you can establish...
    If it is a rubber plant then I wouldn't leave it in water, they hate soggy compost and the roots will rot. What's the drainage like?They also need to be out of draughts, with plenty of sun - but not direct, at this time of year I doubt thats...
    If it is a rubber plant then I wouldn't leave it in water, they hate soggy compost and the roots will rot. What's the drainage like?They also need to be out of draughts, with plenty of sun - but...
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  24. joolz68
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    Canna 2016

    Its droppin cold now :( i still have some flowers and a few ready to bud but arnt we usually due a frost 1 oct?
    Its droppin cold now :( i still have some flowers and a few ready to bud but arnt we usually due a frost 1 oct?
    Its droppin cold now :( i still have some flowers and a few ready to bud but arnt we usually due a frost 1 oct?
    Its droppin cold now :( i still have some flowers and a few ready to bud but arnt we usually due a frost 1 oct?
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  25. pete

    Palms

    Good to hear I've planted a few this year too, a trachycarpus princeps hybrid & fortunei, chamaerops humilis. All seem to have transplanted well
    Good to hear I've planted a few this year too, a trachycarpus princeps hybrid & fortunei, chamaerops humilis. All seem to have transplanted well
    Good to hear I've planted a few this year too, a trachycarpus princeps hybrid & fortunei, chamaerops humilis. All seem to have transplanted well
    Good to hear I've planted a few this year too, a trachycarpus princeps hybrid & fortunei, chamaerops humilis. All seem to have transplanted well
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  26. youngalistai

    are salvias under tropicals?

    It is a member of the mint family as are Salvia. The threads title is a little confusing but we get there in the end.
    It is a member of the mint family as are Salvia. The threads title is a little confusing but we get there in the end.
    It is a member of the mint family as are Salvia. The threads title is a little confusing but we get there in the end.
    It is a member of the mint family as are Salvia. The threads title is a little confusing but we get there in the end.
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  27. Tara100

    A couple of banana plant queries :)

    @Tara100Seems you can get it via Amazon or Bit pricey though may be cheaper via ebay
    @Tara100Seems you can get it via Amazon or Bit pricey though may be cheaper via ebay
    @Tara100Seems you can get it via Amazon or Bit pricey though may be cheaper via ebay
    @Tara100Seems you can get it via Amazon or Bit pricey though may be cheaper via ebay
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  28. longk
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    Puya

    Yay - it's in bloom!
    Yay - it's in bloom!
    Yay - it's in bloom!
    Yay - it's in bloom!
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  29. John Harruison
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    End of season garden update.

    Its not been a great summer, but its certainly not been horrendous and certainly nothing unusual. Just normal summer conditions we'd expect in the UK, some cool periods, some wet and some warm or...
    Its not been a great summer, but its certainly not been horrendous and certainly nothing unusual. Just normal summer conditions we'd expect in the UK, some cool periods, some wet and some warm or even hot days on a few occasions. Far too much whingeing about the weather, it is what it is. We'd...
    Its not been a great summer, but its certainly not been horrendous and certainly nothing unusual. Just normal summer conditions we'd expect in the UK, some cool periods, some wet and some warm or even hot days on a few occasions. Far too much...
    Its not been a great summer, but its certainly not been horrendous and certainly nothing unusual. Just normal summer conditions we'd expect in the UK, some cool periods, some wet and some warm or...
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  30. Bilbo675
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    Cannas 2015

    Thanks
    Thanks
    Thanks
    Thanks
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  31. TMAK

    Starting a tropical looking garden

    Out of curiosity what colour would ye suggest to paint the fence ?Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Out of curiosity what colour would ye suggest to paint the fence ?Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Out of curiosity what colour would ye suggest to paint the fence ?Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Out of curiosity what colour would ye suggest to paint the fence ?Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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