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  2. shiney
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    What's looking Exotic in 2021

    This Abutilon hybrid was rescued from a skip at a well known home discount store back in April. There was a load of them in there, all dried up, so I took a punt and grabbed one. It is now in full...
    This Abutilon hybrid was rescued from a skip at a well known home discount store back in April. There was a load of them in there, all dried up, so I took a punt and grabbed one. It is now in full bloom and I've got lucky with the colour............... Abutilon hybrid by longk48, on...
    This Abutilon hybrid was rescued from a skip at a well known home discount store back in April. There was a load of them in there, all dried up, so I took a punt and grabbed one. It is now in full bloom and I've got lucky with the...
    This Abutilon hybrid was rescued from a skip at a well known home discount store back in April. There was a load of them in there, all dried up, so I took a punt and grabbed one. It is now in full...
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  3. Marley Farley
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    Like x 7

    How to Germinate a Mango...!

    @Master oogway 420 So would you describe them as random increases in entropy, planned outages, quantum fluctuations in the space time continuum or what.
    @Master oogway 420 So would you describe them as random increases in entropy, planned outages, quantum fluctuations in the space time continuum or what.
    @Master oogway 420 So would you describe them as random increases in entropy, planned outages, quantum fluctuations in the space time continuum or what.
    @Master oogway 420 So would you describe them as random increases in entropy, planned outages, quantum fluctuations in the space time continuum or what.
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  4. ARMANDII
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    CANNA - 2020

    My cannas are over 7 ft tall, they have taken a bit of a battering in the recent gales:
    My cannas are over 7 ft tall, they have taken a bit of a battering in the recent gales:
    My cannas are over 7 ft tall, they have taken a bit of a battering in the recent gales:
    My cannas are over 7 ft tall, they have taken a bit of a battering in the recent gales:
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  6. Victoria

    Melaleuca

    It is perhaps two meters away from the Callistemon so they actually join forces.
    It is perhaps two meters away from the Callistemon so they actually join forces.
    It is perhaps two meters away from the Callistemon so they actually join forces.
    It is perhaps two meters away from the Callistemon so they actually join forces.
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  7. Victoria

    Cycas revoluta

    Conflicting I agree Victoria, I was only going by a quick Google, I know very little about them.
    Conflicting I agree Victoria, I was only going by a quick Google, I know very little about them.
    Conflicting I agree Victoria, I was only going by a quick Google, I know very little about them.
    Conflicting I agree Victoria, I was only going by a quick Google, I know very little about them.
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  8. Victoria
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    Jatropha podagrica (Buddha Belly Plant)

    I seem to remember getting seed as well, but I think you need to hand pollenate.The seed is very similar to a castor oil plant seed but without the marbling if I remember correctly.
    I seem to remember getting seed as well, but I think you need to hand pollenate.The seed is very similar to a castor oil plant seed but without the marbling if I remember correctly.
    I seem to remember getting seed as well, but I think you need to hand pollenate.The seed is very similar to a castor oil plant seed but without the marbling if I remember correctly.
    I seem to remember getting seed as well, but I think you need to hand pollenate.The seed is very similar to a castor oil plant seed but without the marbling if I remember correctly.
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  9. kindredspirit
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    Xeric Bed.

    Echinopsis "Shirley Pink" (Abbey Brook hybrid)
    Echinopsis "Shirley Pink" (Abbey Brook hybrid)
    Echinopsis "Shirley Pink" (Abbey Brook hybrid)
    Echinopsis "Shirley Pink" (Abbey Brook hybrid)
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  10. pete
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    Exotic fruit or at least exotic to the UK.

    Yes I grow the basic long, purple variety, but gave up starting them from seed about 10 years ago. The plants produced for sale on the markets here are so far superior to what I can produce...
    Yes I grow the basic long, purple variety, but gave up starting them from seed about 10 years ago. The plants produced for sale on the markets here are so far superior to what I can produce without heat in the polytunnel. Last year was disastrous as the plants got greenfly and were too sickly to...
    Yes I grow the basic long, purple variety, but gave up starting them from seed about 10 years ago. The plants produced for sale on the markets here are so far superior to what I can produce without heat in the polytunnel. Last year was disastrous...
    Yes I grow the basic long, purple variety, but gave up starting them from seed about 10 years ago. The plants produced for sale on the markets here are so far superior to what I can produce...
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  11. Ademission

    Avocado - Brown leaves. Is it salt build up?

    Hello Giri,Thank you for all of the above useful information. I envy you living in such a nice and warm environment. It must give you many options when it comes to interesting plants.I've just...
    Hello Giri,Thank you for all of the above useful information. I envy you living in such a nice and warm environment. It must give you many options when it comes to interesting plants.I've just spent the last half hour taking Cherry pips out of stones and also Apricot seeds. They are now...
    Hello Giri,Thank you for all of the above useful information. I envy you living in such a nice and warm environment. It must give you many options when it comes to interesting plants.I've just spent the last half hour taking Cherry pips out...
    Hello Giri,Thank you for all of the above useful information. I envy you living in such a nice and warm environment. It must give you many options when it comes to interesting plants.I've just...
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  12. PMoo

    Tetrapanax Rex Alive?

    I have this cobra lilly beside my tetrapanex. Thought I’d post it as he’s a sight.
    I have this cobra lilly beside my tetrapanex. Thought I’d post it as he’s a sight.
    I have this cobra lilly beside my tetrapanex. Thought I’d post it as he’s a sight.
    I have this cobra lilly beside my tetrapanex. Thought I’d post it as he’s a sight.
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  13. Elliewellie

    Mature Monstera yellowing leaves

    Looks pretty good to me. I wouldn't worry too much, just cut them off. Do you feed it . I find they are ok in relatively small pots. I also put another pot along side and trained the aerial...
    Looks pretty good to me. I wouldn't worry too much, just cut them off. Do you feed it . I find they are ok in relatively small pots. I also put another pot along side and trained the aerial roots into it.
    Looks pretty good to me. I wouldn't worry too much, just cut them off. Do you feed it . I find they are ok in relatively small pots. I also put another pot along side and trained the aerial roots into it.
    Looks pretty good to me. I wouldn't worry too much, just cut them off. Do you feed it . I find they are ok in relatively small pots. I also put another pot along side and trained the aerial...
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  14. Victoria
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    Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

    Newest addition to my collection, HibisQs "Nera" Fluorescent Orange ...
    Newest addition to my collection, HibisQs "Nera" Fluorescent Orange ...
    Newest addition to my collection, HibisQs "Nera" Fluorescent Orange ...
    Newest addition to my collection, HibisQs "Nera" Fluorescent Orange ...
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  15. Victoria
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    Jacaranda mimosifolia

    Probably due to the cut back, all the strength has gone to the one flowering bud that was left.
    Probably due to the cut back, all the strength has gone to the one flowering bud that was left.
    Probably due to the cut back, all the strength has gone to the one flowering bud that was left.
    Probably due to the cut back, all the strength has gone to the one flowering bud that was left.
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  16. Mary by the sea

    Strelitzia

    Thanks again. I have a south facing garden, so sunny spots aren’t a problem. Will also note your advice re frost protection
    Thanks again. I have a south facing garden, so sunny spots aren’t a problem. Will also note your advice re frost protection
    Thanks again. I have a south facing garden, so sunny spots aren’t a problem. Will also note your advice re frost protection
    Thanks again. I have a south facing garden, so sunny spots aren’t a problem. Will also note your advice re frost protection
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  17. Gilly31

    What is this beautiful flower?

    Thank you all for your input and suggestions. He assures me they are real. I think they are stunning
    Thank you all for your input and suggestions. He assures me they are real. I think they are stunning
    Thank you all for your input and suggestions. He assures me they are real. I think they are stunning
    Thank you all for your input and suggestions. He assures me they are real. I think they are stunning
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  18. rarened

    Eucalyptus in trouble

    Not sure, give the bark a scrape at the bottom and see if it is still green.I'm wondering if they are dying up wards, if you get my meaning.I think these have a Limited life in pots any way.
    Not sure, give the bark a scrape at the bottom and see if it is still green.I'm wondering if they are dying up wards, if you get my meaning.I think these have a Limited life in pots any way.
    Not sure, give the bark a scrape at the bottom and see if it is still green.I'm wondering if they are dying up wards, if you get my meaning.I think these have a Limited life in pots any way.
    Not sure, give the bark a scrape at the bottom and see if it is still green.I'm wondering if they are dying up wards, if you get my meaning.I think these have a Limited life in pots any way.
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  19. JWK
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    Cannas 2021

    I've had mine out for a couple of weeks, we've had incessant rain that I think they are enjoying.
    I've had mine out for a couple of weeks, we've had incessant rain that I think they are enjoying.
    I've had mine out for a couple of weeks, we've had incessant rain that I think they are enjoying.
    I've had mine out for a couple of weeks, we've had incessant rain that I think they are enjoying.
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  20. noisette47

    Saving a banana...

    :biggrin: Japanese efficiency! The French could use some.... The magnolias (and wisteria) here managed to flower just before the frost hit, so it was the new leaves that burned. They've bounced back now,...
    :biggrin: Japanese efficiency! The French could use some.... The magnolias (and wisteria) here managed to flower just before the frost hit, so it was the new leaves that burned. They've bounced back now, though :phew: I mostly gave up on mophead and lacecap hydrangeas ages ago. They look appallingly sad and...
    :biggrin: Japanese efficiency! The French could use some.... The magnolias (and wisteria) here managed to flower just before the frost hit, so it was the new leaves that burned. They've bounced back now, though :phew: I mostly gave up on mophead and lacecap...
    :biggrin: Japanese efficiency! The French could use some.... The magnolias (and wisteria) here managed to flower just before the frost hit, so it was the new leaves that burned. They've bounced back now,...
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  21. Green Gremlin

    Brought a mussa Abbysian Ventricusum

    Ah I see. Haha that's why googling shows up just the red variety, thanks for reply. Keeping it for a few more weeks indoors,
    Ah I see. Haha that's why googling shows up just the red variety, thanks for reply. Keeping it for a few more weeks indoors,
    Ah I see. Haha that's why googling shows up just the red variety, thanks for reply. Keeping it for a few more weeks indoors,
    Ah I see. Haha that's why googling shows up just the red variety, thanks for reply. Keeping it for a few more weeks indoors,
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  22. Mark L Cliff

    My Musa Banana Plant is a mess!

    Leave the leaves on until it's made some more decent sized ones.I only cut off leaves that are pretty much dead.
    Leave the leaves on until it's made some more decent sized ones.I only cut off leaves that are pretty much dead.
    Leave the leaves on until it's made some more decent sized ones.I only cut off leaves that are pretty much dead.
    Leave the leaves on until it's made some more decent sized ones.I only cut off leaves that are pretty much dead.
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  23. JWK
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    What's looking Exotic in 2020

    New Thread Here:-What's looking Exotic in 2021
    New Thread Here:-What's looking Exotic in 2021
    New Thread Here:-What's looking Exotic in 2021
    New Thread Here:-What's looking Exotic in 2021
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  24. Purple Streaks

    Anglian bulb comp a ny

    Yes I Highly recommend Anglian bulbs , all my best bulbs/tubers have come from them.
    Yes I Highly recommend Anglian bulbs , all my best bulbs/tubers have come from them.
    Yes I Highly recommend Anglian bulbs , all my best bulbs/tubers have come from them.
    Yes I Highly recommend Anglian bulbs , all my best bulbs/tubers have come from them.
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  25. Mel03

    My mango tree is dying, is it too late??

    Hehehe! No, it was autocorrect getting carried away.... I typed “colder”, and autocorrect substituted “children”.
    Hehehe! No, it was autocorrect getting carried away.... I typed “colder”, and autocorrect substituted “children”.
    Hehehe! No, it was autocorrect getting carried away.... I typed “colder”, and autocorrect substituted “children”.
    Hehehe! No, it was autocorrect getting carried away.... I typed “colder”, and autocorrect substituted “children”.
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