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  2. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2017

    I am sure that's the secret. I was told by a Dipladenia nurseryman to give them no more than a cupful of water a month over the winter. I have also read recently on a house plant site that most...
    I am sure that's the secret. I was told by a Dipladenia nurseryman to give them no more than a cupful of water a month over the winter. I have also read recently on a house plant site that most houseplants are killed by overwatering.
    I am sure that's the secret. I was told by a Dipladenia nurseryman to give them no more than a cupful of water a month over the winter. I have also read recently on a house plant site that most houseplants are killed by overwatering.
    I am sure that's the secret. I was told by a Dipladenia nurseryman to give them no more than a cupful of water a month over the winter. I have also read recently on a house plant site that most...
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  3. ARMANDII
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    CANNA - 2017

    The leaves go crispy on my C.altensteinii (which is in a pot) as well. Bit of a bother really as with them being so large it is really noticeable. C.paniculata doesn't suffer but it has been in...
    The leaves go crispy on my C.altensteinii (which is in a pot) as well. Bit of a bother really as with them being so large it is really noticeable. C.paniculata doesn't suffer but it has been in the ground for a couple of years now so the roots must be pretty deep and moist now.
    The leaves go crispy on my C.altensteinii (which is in a pot) as well. Bit of a bother really as with them being so large it is really noticeable. C.paniculata doesn't suffer but it has been in the ground for a couple of years now so the roots...
    The leaves go crispy on my C.altensteinii (which is in a pot) as well. Bit of a bother really as with them being so large it is really noticeable. C.paniculata doesn't suffer but it has been in...
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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. longk
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    Furcraea

    Billbergia just about survives outdoors here. Puya mirabilis croaked, P.coerulea var violacea did survive although it took a bit of a kicking but I've yet to try P.berteroniana outdoors.
    Billbergia just about survives outdoors here. Puya mirabilis croaked, P.coerulea var violacea did survive although it took a bit of a kicking but I've yet to try P.berteroniana outdoors.
    Billbergia just about survives outdoors here. Puya mirabilis croaked, P.coerulea var violacea did survive although it took a bit of a kicking but I've yet to try P.berteroniana outdoors.
    Billbergia just about survives outdoors here. Puya mirabilis croaked, P.coerulea var violacea did survive although it took a bit of a kicking but I've yet to try P.berteroniana outdoors.
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  13. Richard360
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    Entada gigas Sea pea

    Well a taller one anyway :biggrin:
    Well a taller one anyway :biggrin:
    Well a taller one anyway :biggrin:
    Well a taller one anyway :biggrin:
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  14. Conbrue

    King Sago Palms

    Not just me then. Thanks guys
    Not just me then. Thanks guys
    Not just me then. Thanks guys
    Not just me then. Thanks guys
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  15. PeterS
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    The Jungle Garden - Nick Wilson - Leeds

    I would like to remind you that The Jungle Garden in Leeds is open under the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 30 July 11 am to 5 pm. Full details here The Jungle Garden, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS8...
    I would like to remind you that The Jungle Garden in Leeds is open under the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 30 July 11 am to 5 pm. Full details here The Jungle Garden, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS8 1NXIt's well worth a visit.
    I would like to remind you that The Jungle Garden in Leeds is open under the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 30 July 11 am to 5 pm. Full details here The Jungle Garden, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS8 1NXIt's well worth a visit.
    I would like to remind you that The Jungle Garden in Leeds is open under the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 30 July 11 am to 5 pm. Full details here The Jungle Garden, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS8...
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  16. PeterS
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    Humidifier

    Or to open a window - but they imply that someone must be there to do it. I got all my bits today for the extractor fan - just need the glass now. The extractor is in shining white which is out of...
    Or to open a window - but they imply that someone must be there to do it. I got all my bits today for the extractor fan - just need the glass now. The extractor is in shining white which is out of keeping with my sun room where everything is in brown mock wood. I spent an age looking for a brown...
    Or to open a window - but they imply that someone must be there to do it. I got all my bits today for the extractor fan - just need the glass now. The extractor is in shining white which is out of keeping with my sun room where everything is in...
    Or to open a window - but they imply that someone must be there to do it. I got all my bits today for the extractor fan - just need the glass now. The extractor is in shining white which is out of...
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  17. pete
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    Brugs 2017.

    Yep, I can see it now, good flush of flowers, believe it or not I often find they are at there best late summer early autumn even over here, when we start to get damper nights and cooler. The...
    Yep, I can see it now, good flush of flowers, believe it or not I often find they are at there best late summer early autumn even over here, when we start to get damper nights and cooler. The really do not seem to like it too warm.
    Yep, I can see it now, good flush of flowers, believe it or not I often find they are at there best late summer early autumn even over here, when we start to get damper nights and cooler. The really do not seem to like it too warm.
    Yep, I can see it now, good flush of flowers, believe it or not I often find they are at there best late summer early autumn even over here, when we start to get damper nights and cooler. The...
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  18. PeterS

    Identification please

    Hi Victoria - I do have some seeds plus the balls - but I am not sure if they are ripe or will ripen. Lets wait a few days to let the seedlings settle down, and if all goes well I will send you...
    Hi Victoria - I do have some seeds plus the balls - but I am not sure if they are ripe or will ripen. Lets wait a few days to let the seedlings settle down, and if all goes well I will send you one of those. The least I could do for the only person to identify it.I am currently growing...
    Hi Victoria - I do have some seeds plus the balls - but I am not sure if they are ripe or will ripen. Lets wait a few days to let the seedlings settle down, and if all goes well I will send you one of those. The least I could do for the only...
    Hi Victoria - I do have some seeds plus the balls - but I am not sure if they are ripe or will ripen. Lets wait a few days to let the seedlings settle down, and if all goes well I will send you...
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  19. Mike77

    Bamboo Fargesia Rufa

    I have a 10 year old rufa. It does get slightly taller year by year. But I would say it's prob around 2 meters max.
    I have a 10 year old rufa. It does get slightly taller year by year. But I would say it's prob around 2 meters max.
    I have a 10 year old rufa. It does get slightly taller year by year. But I would say it's prob around 2 meters max.
    I have a 10 year old rufa. It does get slightly taller year by year. But I would say it's prob around 2 meters max.
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  20. PeterS
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    Jade Vines

    It was next to the house wall and had the added benefits of the eaves helping to keep it pretty much dry and being in a huddle with other plants. It actually stayed evergreen.
    It was next to the house wall and had the added benefits of the eaves helping to keep it pretty much dry and being in a huddle with other plants. It actually stayed evergreen.
    It was next to the house wall and had the added benefits of the eaves helping to keep it pretty much dry and being in a huddle with other plants. It actually stayed evergreen.
    It was next to the house wall and had the added benefits of the eaves helping to keep it pretty much dry and being in a huddle with other plants. It actually stayed evergreen.
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  21. kr236rk

    Begonia advice please :)

    Many thanks,A year on and the begonia has resurfaced! :-o Three leaves about the size of a 50p piece. At what stage should I start feeding it please - and with what especially?It 'dies' each...
    Many thanks,A year on and the begonia has resurfaced! :-o Three leaves about the size of a 50p piece. At what stage should I start feeding it please - and with what especially?It 'dies' each November and comes up again in June, it was planted out in May 2014, it was a potted hospital plant....
    Many thanks,A year on and the begonia has resurfaced! :-o Three leaves about the size of a 50p piece. At what stage should I start feeding it please - and with what especially?It 'dies' each November and comes up again in June, it was planted...
    Many thanks,A year on and the begonia has resurfaced! :-o Three leaves about the size of a 50p piece. At what stage should I start feeding it please - and with what especially?It 'dies' each...
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  22. longk

    Cordyline, Phormium and Yucca

    And these :)
    And these :)
    And these :)
    And these :)
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  23. 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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  24. David Butler

    Help with large outdoor plant !!

    Cordyline australis.;)
    Cordyline australis.;)
    Cordyline australis.;)
    Cordyline australis.;)
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  25. noisette47

    Propagating Hoya carnea

    Thanks, pete....:dbgrtmb:
    Thanks, pete....:dbgrtmb:
    Thanks, pete....:dbgrtmb:
    Thanks, pete....:dbgrtmb:
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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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