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  2. PeterS
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    What's looking exotic in 2019

    Getting one of those in the case could be a problem!!!:biggrin: I hope to see a Strongylodon somewhere.
    Getting one of those in the case could be a problem!!!:biggrin: I hope to see a Strongylodon somewhere.
    Getting one of those in the case could be a problem!!!:biggrin: I hope to see a Strongylodon somewhere.
    Getting one of those in the case could be a problem!!!:biggrin: I hope to see a Strongylodon somewhere.
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  3. JWK
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    CANNA 2019

    To avoid putting on my indoor lights and propagators so early, last year I thought I'd try something different to early seed sowing.Seeds went in late, and I held back on feeding/potting up so I...
    To avoid putting on my indoor lights and propagators so early, last year I thought I'd try something different to early seed sowing.Seeds went in late, and I held back on feeding/potting up so I was left with small plants at the end of the year, and their small rhizomes were saved over winter...
    To avoid putting on my indoor lights and propagators so early, last year I thought I'd try something different to early seed sowing.Seeds went in late, and I held back on feeding/potting up so I was left with small plants at the end of the...
    To avoid putting on my indoor lights and propagators so early, last year I thought I'd try something different to early seed sowing.Seeds went in late, and I held back on feeding/potting up so I...
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  4. 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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  6. Lydia

    I’m so scared to move my plant!!!

    They are fairly accommodating regarding light levels. Mine gets some full sun and grows well but I have grown them in lower light and they do well also. They get pretty big if happy, mine is a...
    They are fairly accommodating regarding light levels. Mine gets some full sun and grows well but I have grown them in lower light and they do well also. They get pretty big if happy, mine is a small one. Once the aerial roots attach themselves to the wall you cant move them anyway.:biggrin:
    They are fairly accommodating regarding light levels. Mine gets some full sun and grows well but I have grown them in lower light and they do well also. They get pretty big if happy, mine is a small one. Once the aerial roots attach...
    They are fairly accommodating regarding light levels. Mine gets some full sun and grows well but I have grown them in lower light and they do well also. They get pretty big if happy, mine is a...
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  7. roders
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  8. andrews
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    Tropical Border Project

    Well the med. type planting theme has taken a bit of a beating with the spring bulbs coming up. Mainly daffs with some tulips.Part of me wanted to take them out but the other part of me says...
    Well the med. type planting theme has taken a bit of a beating with the spring bulbs coming up. Mainly daffs with some tulips.Part of me wanted to take them out but the other part of me says leave them in. It doesn't need to be med. all year round and the bulbs are great to see after a...
    Well the med. type planting theme has taken a bit of a beating with the spring bulbs coming up. Mainly daffs with some tulips.Part of me wanted to take them out but the other part of me says leave them in. It doesn't need to be med. all year...
    Well the med. type planting theme has taken a bit of a beating with the spring bulbs coming up. Mainly daffs with some tulips.Part of me wanted to take them out but the other part of me says...
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  9. lowrider69

    Footstool palm - Livistona Rotundifolia dying :(

    will take that as a yes then lol
    will take that as a yes then lol
    will take that as a yes then lol
    will take that as a yes then lol
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  10. Bilbo675
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    Successful Arundo donax Propagation

    Mine's going to get hoed off to within a metre of it's life tomorrow.....
    Mine's going to get hoed off to within a metre of it's life tomorrow.....
    Mine's going to get hoed off to within a metre of it's life tomorrow.....
    Mine's going to get hoed off to within a metre of it's life tomorrow.....
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  11. David L Van Rooy

    Red Jade Vine, Mucuna Bennetti, stopped blooming

    Thanks everyone, much appreciated. The roots of this plant extend at least 40m from the base and seem to be all over the place. My garden is pretty much a jungle with lots of plants battling it...
    Thanks everyone, much appreciated. The roots of this plant extend at least 40m from the base and seem to be all over the place. My garden is pretty much a jungle with lots of plants battling it out. Attached is a pic of the main plant (center and right side) and, as you can see, it's gotten...
    Thanks everyone, much appreciated. The roots of this plant extend at least 40m from the base and seem to be all over the place. My garden is pretty much a jungle with lots of plants battling it out. Attached is a pic of the main plant (center...
    Thanks everyone, much appreciated. The roots of this plant extend at least 40m from the base and seem to be all over the place. My garden is pretty much a jungle with lots of plants battling it...
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  12. WeeTam

    Wrapping a Treefern

    Im still getting Ptsd from loosing 6 5 footers in that 2010 winter. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it :gaah:Since then 6 x 3footers in the conservatory,4x 5 footers in the garage. The big...
    Im still getting Ptsd from loosing 6 5 footers in that 2010 winter. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it :gaah:Since then 6 x 3footers in the conservatory,4x 5 footers in the garage. The big fella is just too heavy and tall so still outdoors.Next year its the soil cable and straw and...
    Im still getting Ptsd from loosing 6 5 footers in that 2010 winter. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it :gaah:Since then 6 x 3footers in the conservatory,4x 5 footers in the garage. The big fella is just too heavy and tall so still...
    Im still getting Ptsd from loosing 6 5 footers in that 2010 winter. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it :gaah:Since then 6 x 3footers in the conservatory,4x 5 footers in the garage. The big...
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  13. PeterS
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    The flowers of Madeira.

    Fascinating Pictures strongylodon , very interesting
    Fascinating Pictures strongylodon , very interesting
    Fascinating Pictures strongylodon , very interesting
    Fascinating Pictures strongylodon , very interesting
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  14. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2018

    Variegated Oleander is ignoring the frosts and still looks good.The warm summer helped the other Oleander to flower more than before and had loads of seed pods which have, just this week,...
    Variegated Oleander is ignoring the frosts and still looks good.The warm summer helped the other Oleander to flower more than before and had loads of seed pods which have, just this week, opened.Butia capitata, Chamaerops cerifera and Fatsia Spiders Web.Tradescantia fluminensis, it's...
    Variegated Oleander is ignoring the frosts and still looks good.The warm summer helped the other Oleander to flower more than before and had loads of seed pods which have, just this week, opened.Butia capitata, Chamaerops cerifera and...
    Variegated Oleander is ignoring the frosts and still looks good.The warm summer helped the other Oleander to flower more than before and had loads of seed pods which have, just this week,...
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  15. ARMANDII
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    CANNA 2018

    Who's turn is it to start it this ?? :)
    Who's turn is it to start it this ?? :)
    Who's turn is it to start it this ?? :)
    Who's turn is it to start it this ?? :)
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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