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  2. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2018

    This is the earliest it's ever been. Usually mid Sept. reckon it's all the sun and heat that's made it feel like it's gone home.
    This is the earliest it's ever been. Usually mid Sept. reckon it's all the sun and heat that's made it feel like it's gone home.
    This is the earliest it's ever been. Usually mid Sept. reckon it's all the sun and heat that's made it feel like it's gone home.
    This is the earliest it's ever been. Usually mid Sept. reckon it's all the sun and heat that's made it feel like it's gone home.
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  3. ARMANDII
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    CANNA 2018

    Think you are prob right Pete :) I grow a few tall cannas but want to try some dwarf varieties next year....Harts Cannas have some very tempting ones:)
    Think you are prob right Pete :) I grow a few tall cannas but want to try some dwarf varieties next year....Harts Cannas have some very tempting ones:)
    Think you are prob right Pete :) I grow a few tall cannas but want to try some dwarf varieties next year....Harts Cannas have some very tempting ones:)
    Think you are prob right Pete :) I grow a few tall cannas but want to try some dwarf varieties next year....Harts Cannas have some very tempting ones:)
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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...
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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. Greybelle

    Hawaiian Palm

    Cuttings were just a thought, it has a very similar appearance to Plumeria, although I dont think it is related. The stem looks succulent so might grow from a decapitated plant, just guessing,:scratch:,...
    Cuttings were just a thought, it has a very similar appearance to Plumeria, although I dont think it is related. The stem looks succulent so might grow from a decapitated plant, just guessing,:scratch:, the main plant then reshooting.
    Cuttings were just a thought, it has a very similar appearance to Plumeria, although I dont think it is related. The stem looks succulent so might grow from a decapitated plant, just guessing,:scratch:, the main plant then reshooting.
    Cuttings were just a thought, it has a very similar appearance to Plumeria, although I dont think it is related. The stem looks succulent so might grow from a decapitated plant, just guessing,:scratch:,...
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  13. roders

    I want to grow a Pineapple.

    I am pi**ed off....Pete your dedication to plants is unsurpassed by anybody else that I know.’ Top plantsman.:hapflowers2:
    I am pi**ed off....Pete your dedication to plants is unsurpassed by anybody else that I know.’ Top plantsman.:hapflowers2:
    I am pi**ed off....Pete your dedication to plants is unsurpassed by anybody else that I know.’ Top plantsman.:hapflowers2:
    I am pi**ed off....Pete your dedication to plants is unsurpassed by anybody else that I know.’ Top plantsman.:hapflowers2:
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  14. JWK
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    Carnivorous plants

    Yes quite often. My Venus Fly Traps are partial to the odd snail especially in winter.
    Yes quite often. My Venus Fly Traps are partial to the odd snail especially in winter.
    Yes quite often. My Venus Fly Traps are partial to the odd snail especially in winter.
    Yes quite often. My Venus Fly Traps are partial to the odd snail especially in winter.
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  15. CanadianLori

    King Protea- growing for dummies..

    @CanadianLori I have started using hickory liquid smoke instead of the expensive Kirstenbosch smoke papers. According to an article in Australasian Plant Soc journal 'Pentachondra' studies have...
    @CanadianLori I have started using hickory liquid smoke instead of the expensive Kirstenbosch smoke papers. According to an article in Australasian Plant Soc journal 'Pentachondra' studies have shown it is a good substitute. I dilute the liquid to weak tea colour and soak seeds in it overnight....
    @CanadianLori I have started using hickory liquid smoke instead of the expensive Kirstenbosch smoke papers. According to an article in Australasian Plant Soc journal 'Pentachondra' studies have shown it is a good substitute. I dilute the liquid...
    @CanadianLori I have started using hickory liquid smoke instead of the expensive Kirstenbosch smoke papers. According to an article in Australasian Plant Soc journal 'Pentachondra' studies have...
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  16. Tara100

    Do insecticides damage banana plants?

    I've never found Banana leaves to be particully susceptible to insecticide damage. That said, I agree, unless the pest becomes a total disaster, I'd either spray with water or just keep an eye on...
    I've never found Banana leaves to be particully susceptible to insecticide damage. That said, I agree, unless the pest becomes a total disaster, I'd either spray with water or just keep an eye on the problem, often nature sorts out this kind of thing. If the new leaves start to get distorted...
    I've never found Banana leaves to be particully susceptible to insecticide damage. That said, I agree, unless the pest becomes a total disaster, I'd either spray with water or just keep an eye on the problem, often nature sorts out this kind of...
    I've never found Banana leaves to be particully susceptible to insecticide damage. That said, I agree, unless the pest becomes a total disaster, I'd either spray with water or just keep an eye on...
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  17. AbiJ

    Help needed, dying palm

    Know what you mean John, another plant that does the same thing is Fremontodendron, going slightly off track.:biggrin:I'm sure you understand why I asked if the neighbours like it. It's close to the...
    Know what you mean John, another plant that does the same thing is Fremontodendron, going slightly off track.:biggrin:I'm sure you understand why I asked if the neighbours like it. It's close to the fence, perhaps it strays over their side when in full leaf;) Hint hint, nudge nudge.
    Know what you mean John, another plant that does the same thing is Fremontodendron, going slightly off track.:biggrin:I'm sure you understand why I asked if the neighbours like it. It's close to the fence, perhaps it strays over their side when in...
    Know what you mean John, another plant that does the same thing is Fremontodendron, going slightly off track.:biggrin:I'm sure you understand why I asked if the neighbours like it. It's close to the...
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  18. stephenprudence

    Question regarding Citrus

    Poncirus has trifoliate leaves, so is easily recognisable. I think it is quite often pretty late before citrus start to make new root, I find new top growth is very possible without new roots. I...
    Poncirus has trifoliate leaves, so is easily recognisable. I think it is quite often pretty late before citrus start to make new root, I find new top growth is very possible without new roots. I grew poncirus outside for many years and new growth was earlier than this, but if the calamondin is...
    Poncirus has trifoliate leaves, so is easily recognisable. I think it is quite often pretty late before citrus start to make new root, I find new top growth is very possible without new roots. I grew poncirus outside for many years and new...
    Poncirus has trifoliate leaves, so is easily recognisable. I think it is quite often pretty late before citrus start to make new root, I find new top growth is very possible without new roots. I...
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  19. strongylodon
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    Tillandsia

    How cute. I see one in the middle, green and an old one lower right. I don't have any right not but I have had it and it had flowered allot...
    How cute. I see one in the middle, green and an old one lower right. I don't have any right not but I have had it and it had flowered allot...
    How cute. I see one in the middle, green and an old one lower right. I don't have any right not but I have had it and it had flowered allot...
    How cute. I see one in the middle, green and an old one lower right. I don't have any right not but I have had it and it had flowered allot...
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  20. longk
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    Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'

    That's because it's like rocking horse poo outside of warm countries!
    That's because it's like rocking horse poo outside of warm countries!
    That's because it's like rocking horse poo outside of warm countries!
    That's because it's like rocking horse poo outside of warm countries!
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  21. Selleri

    So I bought some cacti and succulent seeds. Any tips?

    I impulse bought a new hobby but am a bit unsure on how to get the best results from the seeds. I grow a few cacti and succulents as house plants with nice success, and have a monster of a dragon...
    I impulse bought a new hobby but am a bit unsure on how to get the best results from the seeds. I grow a few cacti and succulents as house plants with nice success, and have a monster of a dragon fruit grown from seeds, but otherwise it has been zillions of years since I grew them from seeds....
    I impulse bought a new hobby but am a bit unsure on how to get the best results from the seeds. I grow a few cacti and succulents as house plants with nice success, and have a monster of a dragon fruit grown from seeds, but otherwise it has been...
    I impulse bought a new hobby but am a bit unsure on how to get the best results from the seeds. I grow a few cacti and succulents as house plants with nice success, and have a monster of a dragon...
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  22. Peter K

    Cactus

    Cor :):):):):):):)
    Cor :):):):):):):)
    Cor :):):):):):):)
    Cor :):):):):):):)
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  23. pete
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    Palm Sunday

    I remember that John, not sure how you can get it going. One thing I do notice is Trachys seem to make a massive amount of root in very wet weather, I see it often, above ground even. Just a...
    I remember that John, not sure how you can get it going. One thing I do notice is Trachys seem to make a massive amount of root in very wet weather, I see it often, above ground even. Just a thought, but maybe a few months of soaking the stem might induce stronger rooting.This is at the base...
    I remember that John, not sure how you can get it going. One thing I do notice is Trachys seem to make a massive amount of root in very wet weather, I see it often, above ground even. Just a thought, but maybe a few months of soaking the stem...
    I remember that John, not sure how you can get it going. One thing I do notice is Trachys seem to make a massive amount of root in very wet weather, I see it often, above ground even. Just a...
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  24. Matt-tropical

    Colocasia Thailand giants coming out of dormancy

    Peter it reminds me of a small mammal sitting there but with a birds beak
    Peter it reminds me of a small mammal sitting there but with a birds beak
    Peter it reminds me of a small mammal sitting there but with a birds beak
    Peter it reminds me of a small mammal sitting there but with a birds beak
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  25. PeterS
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    Costa Rica - plants and flowers

    Peter i think so myself mate as they're showing this end...just gets the mind boggling :scratch:
    Peter i think so myself mate as they're showing this end...just gets the mind boggling :scratch:
    Peter i think so myself mate as they're showing this end...just gets the mind boggling :scratch:
    Peter i think so myself mate as they're showing this end...just gets the mind boggling :scratch:
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  26. BassFisher

    Olive Tree Problem

    Pete There are a few small shoots, but so pleased that this is normal, thank you
    Pete There are a few small shoots, but so pleased that this is normal, thank you
    Pete There are a few small shoots, but so pleased that this is normal, thank you
    Pete There are a few small shoots, but so pleased that this is normal, thank you
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  27. longk
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    Furcraea

    After the first winter I only move mine when it gets arctic, the rest of the time they're outdoors
    After the first winter I only move mine when it gets arctic, the rest of the time they're outdoors
    After the first winter I only move mine when it gets arctic, the rest of the time they're outdoors
    After the first winter I only move mine when it gets arctic, the rest of the time they're outdoors
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  28. PeterS
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    Costa Rica - flower arrangements

    Hi @PeterS :thankyou: for sharing these stunning arrangments :wub2:...there's nothing like that over here :gaah:
    Hi @PeterS :thankyou: for sharing these stunning arrangments :wub2:...there's nothing like that over here :gaah:
    Hi @PeterS :thankyou: for sharing these stunning arrangments :wub2:...there's nothing like that over here :gaah:
    Hi @PeterS :thankyou: for sharing these stunning arrangments :wub2:...there's nothing like that over here :gaah:
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  29. PeterS
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    Costa Rica - Heliconias

    Excellent John - I look forward to hearing how they do. I believe that, for us - without the right climate, it's quite difficult to get rhizomes back into growth. I certainly killed an H. bihai...
    Excellent John - I look forward to hearing how they do. I believe that, for us - without the right climate, it's quite difficult to get rhizomes back into growth. I certainly killed an H. bihai rhizome that I got from Thailand.Himalayan Gardens was not expensive, but other sources on the...
    Excellent John - I look forward to hearing how they do. I believe that, for us - without the right climate, it's quite difficult to get rhizomes back into growth. I certainly killed an H. bihai rhizome that I got from Thailand.Himalayan Gardens...
    Excellent John - I look forward to hearing how they do. I believe that, for us - without the right climate, it's quite difficult to get rhizomes back into growth. I certainly killed an H. bihai...
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  30. xf8u39

    Palm id and advice requied

    Did some hacking back of the Chamaerops today, it was really overgrown and becoming infested with Ivy. Anyway, gave me a chance to have a close look, nothing suspicious was found, also revealed...
    Did some hacking back of the Chamaerops today, it was really overgrown and becoming infested with Ivy. Anyway, gave me a chance to have a close look, nothing suspicious was found, also revealed the trunk of the Waggie, not much chance of checking out the top, but the bottom of the trunk appears...
    Did some hacking back of the Chamaerops today, it was really overgrown and becoming infested with Ivy. Anyway, gave me a chance to have a close look, nothing suspicious was found, also revealed the trunk of the Waggie, not much chance of...
    Did some hacking back of the Chamaerops today, it was really overgrown and becoming infested with Ivy. Anyway, gave me a chance to have a close look, nothing suspicious was found, also revealed...
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  31. PeterS
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    The flowers of Madeira.

    You took your wife - she has seven kilos too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You took your wife - she has seven kilos too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You took your wife - she has seven kilos too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You took your wife - she has seven kilos too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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