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  2. JWK
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    What's looking Exotic in 2020

    Thanks! Bit more unusual than the traditional version. I think it is a variant of the volcano, but I am not sure. Some people have said it is the same thing. Either way I've not seen many of them...
    Thanks! Bit more unusual than the traditional version. I think it is a variant of the volcano, but I am not sure. Some people have said it is the same thing. Either way I've not seen many of them about - so it's nice to have something a bit different!
    Thanks! Bit more unusual than the traditional version. I think it is a variant of the volcano, but I am not sure. Some people have said it is the same thing. Either way I've not seen many of them about - so it's nice to have something a bit...
    Thanks! Bit more unusual than the traditional version. I think it is a variant of the volcano, but I am not sure. Some people have said it is the same thing. Either way I've not seen many of them...
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  3. 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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  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. JWK
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    Cannas 2021

    you can just see some in this photo taken earlier in the year. They are normal size ones but used a lot here, for instance, on roundabouts they fill the middle with flower beds...using a variety...
    you can just see some in this photo taken earlier in the year. They are normal size ones but used a lot here, for instance, on roundabouts they fill the middle with flower beds...using a variety of plants but often include Cannas The Cannas are still in the flower box bought over from the UK...
    you can just see some in this photo taken earlier in the year. They are normal size ones but used a lot here, for instance, on roundabouts they fill the middle with flower beds...using a variety of plants but often include Cannas The Cannas...
    you can just see some in this photo taken earlier in the year. They are normal size ones but used a lot here, for instance, on roundabouts they fill the middle with flower beds...using a variety...
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  7. Texas Pete

    Cordyline surface root question

    During the really bad frost which I believe we all had that stayed with us here in South Yorkshire my Cordylines and Phormiums turned to mush . I sadly cleared it all away.the following spring the...
    During the really bad frost which I believe we all had that stayed with us here in South Yorkshire my Cordylines and Phormiums turned to mush . I sadly cleared it all away.the following spring the phormiums 're sprutted. And the cordylines where one had been just the individual 7 started growing...
    During the really bad frost which I believe we all had that stayed with us here in South Yorkshire my Cordylines and Phormiums turned to mush . I sadly cleared it all away.the following spring the phormiums 're sprutted. And the cordylines where...
    During the really bad frost which I believe we all had that stayed with us here in South Yorkshire my Cordylines and Phormiums turned to mush . I sadly cleared it all away.the following spring the...
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  8. JWK

    What's looking Exotic 2021

    Old thread here: What's looking Exotic in 2020
    Old thread here: What's looking Exotic in 2020
    Old thread here: What's looking Exotic in 2020
    Old thread here: What's looking Exotic in 2020
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  9. PhilC

    Problems germinating gunnera seeds

    Give it a go @PhilC ....I always try the Ziploc baggie method first now, surprisingly good results on most things.If not then I return to traditional methods. Nothing ventured nothing gained...as...
    Give it a go @PhilC ....I always try the Ziploc baggie method first now, surprisingly good results on most things.If not then I return to traditional methods. Nothing ventured nothing gained...as they say.:biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
    Give it a go @PhilC ....I always try the Ziploc baggie method first now, surprisingly good results on most things.If not then I return to traditional methods. Nothing ventured nothing gained...as they say.:biggrin: :dbgrtmb:
    Give it a go @PhilC ....I always try the Ziploc baggie method first now, surprisingly good results on most things.If not then I return to traditional methods. Nothing ventured nothing gained...as...
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  10. ARMANDII
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    NEWLY BOUGHT TREE FERN

    Amen to that! @ARMANDII That looks so pretty with snow on. Im really going to try and get one this year.
    Amen to that! @ARMANDII That looks so pretty with snow on. Im really going to try and get one this year.
    Amen to that! @ARMANDII That looks so pretty with snow on. Im really going to try and get one this year.
    Amen to that! @ARMANDII That looks so pretty with snow on. Im really going to try and get one this year.
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  11. HarryS

    Hardy Palm Suggestion?

    Don't go for a massive one to start with, at £30 per foot you'll need at least a 3 footer for a decent show - a lot of money in my book.
    Don't go for a massive one to start with, at £30 per foot you'll need at least a 3 footer for a decent show - a lot of money in my book.
    Don't go for a massive one to start with, at £30 per foot you'll need at least a 3 footer for a decent show - a lot of money in my book.
    Don't go for a massive one to start with, at £30 per foot you'll need at least a 3 footer for a decent show - a lot of money in my book.
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  12. john mackay
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    First thread ,few pics hopefully

    Thanks upsydasy . The next door neighbours have a young son . He'll be 3 soon . Did it for him .
    Thanks upsydasy . The next door neighbours have a young son . He'll be 3 soon . Did it for him .
    Thanks upsydasy . The next door neighbours have a young son . He'll be 3 soon . Did it for him .
    Thanks upsydasy . The next door neighbours have a young son . He'll be 3 soon . Did it for him .
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  13. PhilC

    Musa Ensete Maurelli problems...Help!

    I think it's probably Ensete ventricosum the species plant and not the variety Maurelli.Unless of course it was red when you bought itIf you grow it from seed you just get the green...
    I think it's probably Ensete ventricosum the species plant and not the variety Maurelli.Unless of course it was red when you bought itIf you grow it from seed you just get the green plant. Musa is a different group of plants.
    I think it's probably Ensete ventricosum the species plant and not the variety Maurelli.Unless of course it was red when you bought itIf you grow it from seed you just get the green plant. Musa is a different group of plants.
    I think it's probably Ensete ventricosum the species plant and not the variety Maurelli.Unless of course it was red when you bought itIf you grow it from seed you just get the green...
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  14. buddleia64

    Fig Tree

    I've got a brown turkey that grows in a pot outside - last week I went over it and removed anything bigger than a pea. Anything smaller should "pause" over winter and resume developing once the...
    I've got a brown turkey that grows in a pot outside - last week I went over it and removed anything bigger than a pea. Anything smaller should "pause" over winter and resume developing once the weather warms up next year; in previous years I've found about 50% of them go on to ripen properly,...
    I've got a brown turkey that grows in a pot outside - last week I went over it and removed anything bigger than a pea. Anything smaller should "pause" over winter and resume developing once the weather warms up next year; in previous years I've...
    I've got a brown turkey that grows in a pot outside - last week I went over it and removed anything bigger than a pea. Anything smaller should "pause" over winter and resume developing once the...
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  15. Texas Pete

    Chamaerops planting and questions.

    Well it is definitely growing nicely, has thrown out loads of new growth on the top, and has been suckering since I posted this - although no doubt this will wind down as winter approaches! Cheers!
    Well it is definitely growing nicely, has thrown out loads of new growth on the top, and has been suckering since I posted this - although no doubt this will wind down as winter approaches! Cheers!
    Well it is definitely growing nicely, has thrown out loads of new growth on the top, and has been suckering since I posted this - although no doubt this will wind down as winter approaches! Cheers!
    Well it is definitely growing nicely, has thrown out loads of new growth on the top, and has been suckering since I posted this - although no doubt this will wind down as winter approaches! Cheers!
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  16. Guy Greening

    Germinating bonsai

    Thank you so much mike and selleri I will look up both of them sites and thanks again for the information both of you it’s a massive help @Selleri @Mike Allen
    Thank you so much mike and selleri I will look up both of them sites and thanks again for the information both of you it’s a massive help @Selleri @Mike Allen
    Thank you so much mike and selleri I will look up both of them sites and thanks again for the information both of you it’s a massive help @Selleri @Mike Allen
    Thank you so much mike and selleri I will look up both of them sites and thanks again for the information both of you it’s a massive help @Selleri @Mike Allen
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  17. buddleia64

    Lemon Tree Over Winter

    Mine comes into the conservatory each Winter, usually around the end of October. The Meyers Lemon (lemon/Mandarin cross) also comes in too. Because it is heated I keep them moist as the...
    Mine comes into the conservatory each Winter, usually around the end of October. The Meyers Lemon (lemon/Mandarin cross) also comes in too. Because it is heated I keep them moist as the temperature rarely drops below 8c even on the coldest nights.
    Mine comes into the conservatory each Winter, usually around the end of October. The Meyers Lemon (lemon/Mandarin cross) also comes in too. Because it is heated I keep them moist as the temperature rarely drops below 8c even on the coldest nights.
    Mine comes into the conservatory each Winter, usually around the end of October. The Meyers Lemon (lemon/Mandarin cross) also comes in too. Because it is heated I keep them moist as the...
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  18. Black Orchid

    Help for tropical hibiscus wanted

    Thank you very much, Luis. I follow all these recommendations. The only thing which is different is that I treat my hibiscuses as houseplants.
    Thank you very much, Luis. I follow all these recommendations. The only thing which is different is that I treat my hibiscuses as houseplants.
    Thank you very much, Luis. I follow all these recommendations. The only thing which is different is that I treat my hibiscuses as houseplants.
    Thank you very much, Luis. I follow all these recommendations. The only thing which is different is that I treat my hibiscuses as houseplants.
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  19. Purple Streaks

    Starting off with tropicals

    Update on tropical seedRooting through a forgotten box of seed I have found some p kts of seed from Chilterns seeds . I have Protea and Banksia.CId thought about soaking them for a few...
    Update on tropical seedRooting through a forgotten box of seed I have found some p kts of seed from Chilterns seeds . I have Protea and Banksia.CId thought about soaking them for a few hours in tepid water.or even overnight and planting in a seed tray, maybe using a propagators which goes...
    Update on tropical seedRooting through a forgotten box of seed I have found some p kts of seed from Chilterns seeds . I have Protea and Banksia.CId thought about soaking them for a few hours in tepid water.or even overnight and planting in...
    Update on tropical seedRooting through a forgotten box of seed I have found some p kts of seed from Chilterns seeds . I have Protea and Banksia.CId thought about soaking them for a few...
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  20. momo1103

    Yellow spots on lemon plant

    Hi all, Does anyone know why my lemon plant has recently started getting small yellow spots on its leaves? If it is harmful how do I get rid of them/make sure it doesn't get any more?
    Hi all, Does anyone know why my lemon plant has recently started getting small yellow spots on its leaves? If it is harmful how do I get rid of them/make sure it doesn't get any more?
    Hi all, Does anyone know why my lemon plant has recently started getting small yellow spots on its leaves? If it is harmful how do I get rid of them/make sure it doesn't get any more?
    Hi all, Does anyone know why my lemon plant has recently started getting small yellow spots on its leaves? If it is harmful how do I get rid of them/make sure it doesn't get any more?
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  21. Victoria

    Schinus molle (Peruvian pepper)

    Thanks Pete. The trunk is about two meters tall so not too small, plus in giant pot If T'other Hallf doesn't want to tackle it, I'll wait till Ben the Gardener comes in a week or two to trim...
    Thanks Pete. The trunk is about two meters tall so not too small, plus in giant pot If T'other Hallf doesn't want to tackle it, I'll wait till Ben the Gardener comes in a week or two to trim the shrubs (Tecomaria, Tecoma Stans, Oleanders) ... I don't 'do' ladders! :biggrin:
    Thanks Pete. The trunk is about two meters tall so not too small, plus in giant pot If T'other Hallf doesn't want to tackle it, I'll wait till Ben the Gardener comes in a week or two to trim the shrubs (Tecomaria, Tecoma Stans, Oleanders) ......
    Thanks Pete. The trunk is about two meters tall so not too small, plus in giant pot If T'other Hallf doesn't want to tackle it, I'll wait till Ben the Gardener comes in a week or two to trim...
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  22. weedaway

    Tropical Propagation

    :scratch:I guess its too late to take them back.
    :scratch:I guess its too late to take them back.
    :scratch:I guess its too late to take them back.
    :scratch:I guess its too late to take them back.
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  23. Black Orchid
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    Happy to share my excitement!

    How kind of you to even think so! I only started learning when I joined GC in 2006 ... I didn't even have a computer till then nor a digital camera. I have learned so much from @pete,...
    How kind of you to even think so! I only started learning when I joined GC in 2006 ... I didn't even have a computer till then nor a digital camera. I have learned so much from @pete, @strongylodon, @JWK and a few others who have left the forum. I have taken advice from those not in my...
    How kind of you to even think so! I only started learning when I joined GC in 2006 ... I didn't even have a computer till then nor a digital camera. I have learned so much from @pete, @strongylodon, @JWK and a few others who have left the...
    How kind of you to even think so! I only started learning when I joined GC in 2006 ... I didn't even have a computer till then nor a digital camera. I have learned so much from @pete,...
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  24. Black Orchid

    Could anybody share their experience growing dwarf Crape Myrtle Berry Dazzle?

    Wow! So beautiful!
    Wow! So beautiful!
    Wow! So beautiful!
    Wow! So beautiful!
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  25. Black Orchid

    Is anybody successfully growing Acacia Dealbata?

    Sorry, Caroline, If I try again to germinate Acacia Dealbata seeds, I'll do it in spring as I have too much things to do in the garden now. If you germinate some Acacia Dealbata seeds now tell me...
    Sorry, Caroline, If I try again to germinate Acacia Dealbata seeds, I'll do it in spring as I have too much things to do in the garden now. If you germinate some Acacia Dealbata seeds now tell me later about your experience, please.
    Sorry, Caroline, If I try again to germinate Acacia Dealbata seeds, I'll do it in spring as I have too much things to do in the garden now. If you germinate some Acacia Dealbata seeds now tell me later about your experience, please.
    Sorry, Caroline, If I try again to germinate Acacia Dealbata seeds, I'll do it in spring as I have too much things to do in the garden now. If you germinate some Acacia Dealbata seeds now tell me...
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