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  2. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2018

    I bought an Odontoglossum with two flowers spikes last June, they lasted about a month or so but in early November two new buds emerged and it is now in flower again.
    I bought an Odontoglossum with two flowers spikes last June, they lasted about a month or so but in early November two new buds emerged and it is now in flower again.
    I bought an Odontoglossum with two flowers spikes last June, they lasted about a month or so but in early November two new buds emerged and it is now in flower again.
    I bought an Odontoglossum with two flowers spikes last June, they lasted about a month or so but in early November two new buds emerged and it is now in flower again.
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  3. Marley Farley
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    How to Germinate a Mango...!

    I know this isn’t a plant but I had to just show you this picture........
    I know this isn’t a plant but I had to just show you this picture........
    I know this isn’t a plant but I had to just show you this picture........
    I know this isn’t a plant but I had to just show you this picture........
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  4. ARMANDII
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    CANNA 2018

    First year Cannas only just gone over. Just cut them down and drying out a bit before I pack them away ready for even bigger show next year
    First year Cannas only just gone over. Just cut them down and drying out a bit before I pack them away ready for even bigger show next year
    First year Cannas only just gone over. Just cut them down and drying out a bit before I pack them away ready for even bigger show next year
    First year Cannas only just gone over. Just cut them down and drying out a bit before I pack them away ready for even bigger show next year
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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. ARMANDII
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    NEWLY BOUGHT TREE FERN

    stunning plant ARMANDII..:)
    stunning plant ARMANDII..:)
    stunning plant ARMANDII..:)
    stunning plant ARMANDII..:)
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  13. HarryS

    Cordyline Protection ?

    Thanks all for the inputs . It appears the best action is to leave unprotected . Unless you are prepared to protect at each cold snap - which I am not. So a move to the sheltered side of the...
    Thanks all for the inputs . It appears the best action is to leave unprotected . Unless you are prepared to protect at each cold snap - which I am not. So a move to the sheltered side of the garden is all I will do .
    Thanks all for the inputs . It appears the best action is to leave unprotected . Unless you are prepared to protect at each cold snap - which I am not. So a move to the sheltered side of the garden is all I will do .
    Thanks all for the inputs . It appears the best action is to leave unprotected . Unless you are prepared to protect at each cold snap - which I am not. So a move to the sheltered side of the...
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  14. longk
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    Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'

    It certainly prefers the shorter daylight hours............. Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on FlickrPlectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr
    It certainly prefers the shorter daylight hours............. Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on FlickrPlectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr
    It certainly prefers the shorter daylight hours............. Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on FlickrPlectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr
    It certainly prefers the shorter daylight hours............. Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on FlickrPlectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr
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  15. PeterS
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    Hill House - South Devon

    I had I.grandiflora for a couple of seasons until the winter of 2010/11. It bloomed more than happily outdoors. After that it was replaced with I.australis (now reclassified I believe) which was...
    I had I.grandiflora for a couple of seasons until the winter of 2010/11. It bloomed more than happily outdoors. After that it was replaced with I.australis (now reclassified I believe) which was planted out in 2012 and remains there to this day even here in the chilly Cotswolds. In a pot I had...
    I had I.grandiflora for a couple of seasons until the winter of 2010/11. It bloomed more than happily outdoors. After that it was replaced with I.australis (now reclassified I believe) which was planted out in 2012 and remains there to this day...
    I had I.grandiflora for a couple of seasons until the winter of 2010/11. It bloomed more than happily outdoors. After that it was replaced with I.australis (now reclassified I believe) which was...
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  16. Sirius

    Overwintering

    I brought my Echeverias in today, and removed the Aeoniums from a large pot and potted them up singly. Don't want to get them overwet at this time of the year, usually find they are pretty...
    I brought my Echeverias in today, and removed the Aeoniums from a large pot and potted them up singly. Don't want to get them overwet at this time of the year, usually find they are pretty sodden, if I leave the likes of these plants out too late , then have problems drying then out when the...
    I brought my Echeverias in today, and removed the Aeoniums from a large pot and potted them up singly. Don't want to get them overwet at this time of the year, usually find they are pretty sodden, if I leave the likes of these plants out too...
    I brought my Echeverias in today, and removed the Aeoniums from a large pot and potted them up singly. Don't want to get them overwet at this time of the year, usually find they are pretty...
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  17. WeeTam

    Root pruning potted Chusan palms ?

    Quite a bit on the internet. 'Root Pruning, Stachy Palms.
    Quite a bit on the internet. 'Root Pruning, Stachy Palms.
    Quite a bit on the internet. 'Root Pruning, Stachy Palms.
    Quite a bit on the internet. 'Root Pruning, Stachy Palms.
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  18. Greybelle

    Hawaiian Palm

    The plants both arrived with a fantastic crown of leaves like the pictures and leaves were growing from the top. Was warned that the leaves would fall off and then re-grow from August. The first...
    The plants both arrived with a fantastic crown of leaves like the pictures and leaves were growing from the top. Was warned that the leaves would fall off and then re-grow from August. The first one was fine for 3 weeks so I bought the second which was much larger whose leaves went yellow and...
    The plants both arrived with a fantastic crown of leaves like the pictures and leaves were growing from the top. Was warned that the leaves would fall off and then re-grow from August. The first one was fine for 3 weeks so I bought the second...
    The plants both arrived with a fantastic crown of leaves like the pictures and leaves were growing from the top. Was warned that the leaves would fall off and then re-grow from August. The first...
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  19. Black Orchid

    Urgent help wanted for my Hawaiian palm!

    I have read that the trunk of the "Hawaiian Palm" is like a cactus, a water reservoir. It can therefore survive for six weeks without water. Just like a real cactus it cannot stand too much water...
    I have read that the trunk of the "Hawaiian Palm" is like a cactus, a water reservoir. It can therefore survive for six weeks without water. Just like a real cactus it cannot stand too much water and the trunk can rot. Watering on average once a week. First feel the earth and if it is still...
    I have read that the trunk of the "Hawaiian Palm" is like a cactus, a water reservoir. It can therefore survive for six weeks without water. Just like a real cactus it cannot stand too much water and the trunk can rot. Watering on average once a...
    I have read that the trunk of the "Hawaiian Palm" is like a cactus, a water reservoir. It can therefore survive for six weeks without water. Just like a real cactus it cannot stand too much water...
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  20. longk
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    Cubanola domingensis

    Lovely pictures LongK.I remember very well seeing it in flower with you at the Oxford Botanic Gardens. I always understood that it was a very slow growing plant, which has rather put me off. I...
    Lovely pictures LongK.I remember very well seeing it in flower with you at the Oxford Botanic Gardens. I always understood that it was a very slow growing plant, which has rather put me off. I did germinate some seeds once - but they died.Very nice to see it. I have never seen it at Kew or...
    Lovely pictures LongK.I remember very well seeing it in flower with you at the Oxford Botanic Gardens. I always understood that it was a very slow growing plant, which has rather put me off. I did germinate some seeds once - but they...
    Lovely pictures LongK.I remember very well seeing it in flower with you at the Oxford Botanic Gardens. I always understood that it was a very slow growing plant, which has rather put me off. I...
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  21. andrews
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    Tropical Border Project

    We now have all of the specimen plants in and have removed / moved a lot of the plants in the border. It is by no means finished. There are more plants to move but it is taking shape. Video of...
    We now have all of the specimen plants in and have removed / moved a lot of the plants in the border. It is by no means finished. There are more plants to move but it is taking shape. Video of the current state, including rubble that still has to be moved.Edit - youtube has killed the...
    We now have all of the specimen plants in and have removed / moved a lot of the plants in the border. It is by no means finished. There are more plants to move but it is taking shape. Video of the current state, including rubble that still has...
    We now have all of the specimen plants in and have removed / moved a lot of the plants in the border. It is by no means finished. There are more plants to move but it is taking shape. Video of...
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  22. HarryS

    Chamaerops Humilis leaf mark cure ?

    Thanks for the answers , I'll get some rose blackspot spray today . I'll also try to improve my rather intermittent feeding regime . Would an application of palm feed every 2-3 weeks be about right ?
    Thanks for the answers , I'll get some rose blackspot spray today . I'll also try to improve my rather intermittent feeding regime . Would an application of palm feed every 2-3 weeks be about right ?
    Thanks for the answers , I'll get some rose blackspot spray today . I'll also try to improve my rather intermittent feeding regime . Would an application of palm feed every 2-3 weeks be about right ?
    Thanks for the answers , I'll get some rose blackspot spray today . I'll also try to improve my rather intermittent feeding regime . Would an application of palm feed every 2-3 weeks be about right ?
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  23. andrews

    Seed Ideas Needed

    You mentioned Echeveria earlier. We have an Echeveria thread here..............Share your Echeveria photos and chat here
    You mentioned Echeveria earlier. We have an Echeveria thread here..............Share your Echeveria photos and chat here
    You mentioned Echeveria earlier. We have an Echeveria thread here..............Share your Echeveria photos and chat here
    You mentioned Echeveria earlier. We have an Echeveria thread here..............Share your Echeveria photos and chat here
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  24. JWK
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    Carnivorous plants

    Venus flytrap "Red Dragon Drosera at work.
    Venus flytrap "Red Dragon Drosera at work.
    Venus flytrap "Red Dragon Drosera at work.
    Venus flytrap "Red Dragon Drosera at work.
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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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