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  2. ARMANDII
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    CANNA - 2017

    Repotted my cannas yesterday, they have started to come into growth in the warm greenhouse. I'm only keeping the Cleos this year so I left the other varieties outdoors over-winter in pots. As...
    Repotted my cannas yesterday, they have started to come into growth in the warm greenhouse. I'm only keeping the Cleos this year so I left the other varieties outdoors over-winter in pots. As they must have been completely frozen through several times over-winter I turned them out today and...
    Repotted my cannas yesterday, they have started to come into growth in the warm greenhouse. I'm only keeping the Cleos this year so I left the other varieties outdoors over-winter in pots. As they must have been completely frozen through...
    Repotted my cannas yesterday, they have started to come into growth in the warm greenhouse. I'm only keeping the Cleos this year so I left the other varieties outdoors over-winter in pots. As...
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  3. 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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  4. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2017

    The Schlumbergera which flowered in early November has a new flush, just as good second time around.Billbergia pyramidalis striata is also in flower but the bracts aren't particularly bright...
    The Schlumbergera which flowered in early November has a new flush, just as good second time around.Billbergia pyramidalis striata is also in flower but the bracts aren't particularly bright and it barely lasts a week but it looks good all year round as a foliage plant.
    The Schlumbergera which flowered in early November has a new flush, just as good second time around.Billbergia pyramidalis striata is also in flower but the bracts aren't particularly bright and it barely lasts a week but it looks good all...
    The Schlumbergera which flowered in early November has a new flush, just as good second time around.Billbergia pyramidalis striata is also in flower but the bracts aren't particularly bright...
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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. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. PeterS
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    Bananas

    joolz - your heating is probably giving them a higher temperature than mine. My thermostat is set at 12C, day and night - but in practice its closer to 10C. Maurelii is happy at that temperature,...
    joolz - your heating is probably giving them a higher temperature than mine. My thermostat is set at 12C, day and night - but in practice its closer to 10C. Maurelii is happy at that temperature, but my velutina and Dwarf Cavendish are not happy at all - though hopefully still just alive.
    joolz - your heating is probably giving them a higher temperature than mine. My thermostat is set at 12C, day and night - but in practice its closer to 10C. Maurelii is happy at that temperature, but my velutina and Dwarf Cavendish are not happy...
    joolz - your heating is probably giving them a higher temperature than mine. My thermostat is set at 12C, day and night - but in practice its closer to 10C. Maurelii is happy at that temperature,...
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. Bilbo675
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    Cannas 2015

    Thanks
    Thanks
    Thanks
    Thanks
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  28. 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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  29. Paul Blackburn

    How to prune a Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' Potato Plant

    Spring is the best time to prune it and you can chop it back by a good third.Now it the time to take cuttings for propagating which, to my mind, means that you could cut back some of the soft...
    Spring is the best time to prune it and you can chop it back by a good third.Now it the time to take cuttings for propagating which, to my mind, means that you could cut back some of the soft growth to tidy it up a bit. Problem with that is, of course, you would lose out on their beautiful...
    Spring is the best time to prune it and you can chop it back by a good third.Now it the time to take cuttings for propagating which, to my mind, means that you could cut back some of the soft growth to tidy it up a bit. Problem with that is,...
    Spring is the best time to prune it and you can chop it back by a good third.Now it the time to take cuttings for propagating which, to my mind, means that you could cut back some of the soft...
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  30. kr236rk

    Begonia advice please :)

    The fibrous rooted ones tend to be treated as annuals though.
    The fibrous rooted ones tend to be treated as annuals though.
    The fibrous rooted ones tend to be treated as annuals though.
    The fibrous rooted ones tend to be treated as annuals though.
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  31. PeterS
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    The flowers of Madeira.

    Hi PeterS - interesting that Strelitzia likes humidity. I kept one for more than 30 years that I'd grown from seed as a teenager. It sat in the nearly frost free outer bit of a greenhouse with an...
    Hi PeterS - interesting that Strelitzia likes humidity. I kept one for more than 30 years that I'd grown from seed as a teenager. It sat in the nearly frost free outer bit of a greenhouse with an inner section which had some heat. Totally lacking attention - too damp in winter, far too dry in...
    Hi PeterS - interesting that Strelitzia likes humidity. I kept one for more than 30 years that I'd grown from seed as a teenager. It sat in the nearly frost free outer bit of a greenhouse with an inner section which had some heat. Totally lacking...
    Hi PeterS - interesting that Strelitzia likes humidity. I kept one for more than 30 years that I'd grown from seed as a teenager. It sat in the nearly frost free outer bit of a greenhouse with an...
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