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  2. JWK
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    What's looking Exotic in 2020

    Sorry @PeterS I had brain fade and finger trouble. I actually meant odontoglossum/oncidium. I have found these hybrids (from Ikea and others) much easier to grow than fancy odonts bought from...
    Sorry @PeterS I had brain fade and finger trouble. I actually meant odontoglossum/oncidium. I have found these hybrids (from Ikea and others) much easier to grow than fancy odonts bought from specialists. One I particularly like is called Sharry Baby. Small pink flowers very sweetly scented
    Sorry @PeterS I had brain fade and finger trouble. I actually meant odontoglossum/oncidium. I have found these hybrids (from Ikea and others) much easier to grow than fancy odonts bought from specialists. One I particularly like is called...
    Sorry @PeterS I had brain fade and finger trouble. I actually meant odontoglossum/oncidium. I have found these hybrids (from Ikea and others) much easier to grow than fancy odonts bought from...
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  3. ARMANDII
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    CANNA - 2020

    New thread here.
    New thread here.
    New thread here.
    New thread here.
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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. kindredspirit
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    Xeric Bed.

    I admire your courage @kindredspirit - if I had such a large (presumably old) plant, I'd be afraid to risk it.
    I admire your courage @kindredspirit - if I had such a large (presumably old) plant, I'd be afraid to risk it.
    I admire your courage @kindredspirit - if I had such a large (presumably old) plant, I'd be afraid to risk it.
    I admire your courage @kindredspirit - if I had such a large (presumably old) plant, I'd be afraid to risk it.
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  7. Purple Streaks

    buying Seeds for tropical plants?

    Another advantage of buying seeds from overseas companies is that it makes the range of seeds available absolutely huge. And they are pretty cheap to post.
    Another advantage of buying seeds from overseas companies is that it makes the range of seeds available absolutely huge. And they are pretty cheap to post.
    Another advantage of buying seeds from overseas companies is that it makes the range of seeds available absolutely huge. And they are pretty cheap to post.
    Another advantage of buying seeds from overseas companies is that it makes the range of seeds available absolutely huge. And they are pretty cheap to post.
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  8. PeterS
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    What's looking exotic in 2019

    Exotic plants in the local area taken today.
    Exotic plants in the local area taken today.
    Exotic plants in the local area taken today.
    Exotic plants in the local area taken today.
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  9. stephenprudence

    Beaucarnea recurvata

    Hi guys sorry I asked this question then disappeared.Pete quite small to be honest but I have a fair few plants and have a few to experiment with.One of the reasons I chose the area is it is...
    Hi guys sorry I asked this question then disappeared.Pete quite small to be honest but I have a fair few plants and have a few to experiment with.One of the reasons I chose the area is it is extremely dry, and in winter its also dry, in full sun under the thick canopy of Holly Trees. It's...
    Hi guys sorry I asked this question then disappeared.Pete quite small to be honest but I have a fair few plants and have a few to experiment with.One of the reasons I chose the area is it is extremely dry, and in winter its also dry, in...
    Hi guys sorry I asked this question then disappeared.Pete quite small to be honest but I have a fair few plants and have a few to experiment with.One of the reasons I chose the area is it is...
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  10. MAJ

    Musella lasciocarpa and Cycas revoluta protection

    Thank you!
    Thank you!
    Thank you!
    Thank you!
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  12. strongylodon
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    Conservatory odds and ends.

    Thanks, both They've defeated me up to now, whatever method I tried, but will have another go.
    Thanks, both They've defeated me up to now, whatever method I tried, but will have another go.
    Thanks, both They've defeated me up to now, whatever method I tried, but will have another go.
    Thanks, both They've defeated me up to now, whatever method I tried, but will have another go.
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  13. Black Orchid

    Mimosa problems. Need urgent help.

    Pete, you are right. I didn't spot the problem on the tree when I was buying it. I noticed Acacias dealbata in buds a month ago when I went to that nursary specially to buy a climbing hidrangea. I...
    Pete, you are right. I didn't spot the problem on the tree when I was buying it. I noticed Acacias dealbata in buds a month ago when I went to that nursary specially to buy a climbing hidrangea. I just could not forget Acacias. I already had one but not in buds. So I came again with the...
    Pete, you are right. I didn't spot the problem on the tree when I was buying it. I noticed Acacias dealbata in buds a month ago when I went to that nursary specially to buy a climbing hidrangea. I just could not forget Acacias. I already had one...
    Pete, you are right. I didn't spot the problem on the tree when I was buying it. I noticed Acacias dealbata in buds a month ago when I went to that nursary specially to buy a climbing hidrangea. I...
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  14. NigelJ
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    German Grapefruit

    I grew one many years ago from seed and did my usual winter covering but with no heat, it survived every winter but never fruited. Eventually I had to get rid of it due to building work.
    I grew one many years ago from seed and did my usual winter covering but with no heat, it survived every winter but never fruited. Eventually I had to get rid of it due to building work.
    I grew one many years ago from seed and did my usual winter covering but with no heat, it survived every winter but never fruited. Eventually I had to get rid of it due to building work.
    I grew one many years ago from seed and did my usual winter covering but with no heat, it survived every winter but never fruited. Eventually I had to get rid of it due to building work.
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  15. sal73

    Mango and Papaya

    Update on my mango plant(s) As you can see (apart from my eclectic litter of “stuff” on the work surface), the leaves have indeed toughened up. Leffe bottle included for scale.
    Update on my mango plant(s) As you can see (apart from my eclectic litter of “stuff” on the work surface), the leaves have indeed toughened up. Leffe bottle included for scale.
    Update on my mango plant(s) As you can see (apart from my eclectic litter of “stuff” on the work surface), the leaves have indeed toughened up. Leffe bottle included for scale.
    Update on my mango plant(s) As you can see (apart from my eclectic litter of “stuff” on the work surface), the leaves have indeed toughened up. Leffe bottle included for scale.
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  16. Andy Chapman

    Banana Plant

    Got a sneaking suspicion your banana is coming into flower.:biggrin:
    Got a sneaking suspicion your banana is coming into flower.:biggrin:
    Got a sneaking suspicion your banana is coming into flower.:biggrin:
    Got a sneaking suspicion your banana is coming into flower.:biggrin:
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  17. longk
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    Puya

    Have this in virtually every pot ... if it is not Oxalis, it is Jacaranda seedlings, dozens of them, one reason for hainge one cut down! :hate-shocked: :help:
    Have this in virtually every pot ... if it is not Oxalis, it is Jacaranda seedlings, dozens of them, one reason for hainge one cut down! :hate-shocked: :help:
    Have this in virtually every pot ... if it is not Oxalis, it is Jacaranda seedlings, dozens of them, one reason for hainge one cut down! :hate-shocked: :help:
    Have this in virtually every pot ... if it is not Oxalis, it is Jacaranda seedlings, dozens of them, one reason for hainge one cut down! :hate-shocked: :help:
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  18. JWK
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    CANNA 2019

    Canna time.
    Canna time.
    Canna time.
    Canna time.
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  19. PeterS
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    The flowers of Madeira.

    i visited grew just Cymbidiums for the cut flower market thousands and thousands of them incredible.
    i visited grew just Cymbidiums for the cut flower market thousands and thousands of them incredible.
    i visited grew just Cymbidiums for the cut flower market thousands and thousands of them incredible.
    i visited grew just Cymbidiums for the cut flower market thousands and thousands of them incredible.
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  20. koalabear

    Trachycarpus Fortunei - moving

    Fab! I will definitely be giving this a go this summer... and will keep you updated : )
    Fab! I will definitely be giving this a go this summer... and will keep you updated : )
    Fab! I will definitely be giving this a go this summer... and will keep you updated : )
    Fab! I will definitely be giving this a go this summer... and will keep you updated : )
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  21. Darren Pennell

    Evergreen tropical vine for the conservatory?

    I have always wanted a conservatory so I could grow a couple of Hoyas.. I will never have a conservatory so I visit a friend who has a Red Buttons and White Bells Have a google at Hoya..This...
    I have always wanted a conservatory so I could grow a couple of Hoyas.. I will never have a conservatory so I visit a friend who has a Red Buttons and White Bells Have a google at Hoya..This Red Buttons
    I have always wanted a conservatory so I could grow a couple of Hoyas.. I will never have a conservatory so I visit a friend who has a Red Buttons and White Bells Have a google at Hoya..This Red Buttons
    I have always wanted a conservatory so I could grow a couple of Hoyas.. I will never have a conservatory so I visit a friend who has a Red Buttons and White Bells Have a google at Hoya..This...
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  22. Jurassic Gardener

    Tetrapanax Help Please

    Wait :biggrin:. Best to make sure that it doesn't dry out but don't over water. I'd resist feeding.
    Wait :biggrin:. Best to make sure that it doesn't dry out but don't over water. I'd resist feeding.
    Wait :biggrin:. Best to make sure that it doesn't dry out but don't over water. I'd resist feeding.
    Wait :biggrin:. Best to make sure that it doesn't dry out but don't over water. I'd resist feeding.
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  23. David L Van Rooy

    Red Jade Vine, Mucuna Bennetti, stopped blooming

    Just an update to thank you, especially CarolineL and pete, and let you know all's working well now -- it's blooming again after adding some good fertilizer to it. I'll now continue using compost...
    Just an update to thank you, especially CarolineL and pete, and let you know all's working well now -- it's blooming again after adding some good fertilizer to it. I'll now continue using compost around it. Thanks again, Dave
    Just an update to thank you, especially CarolineL and pete, and let you know all's working well now -- it's blooming again after adding some good fertilizer to it. I'll now continue using compost around it. Thanks again, Dave
    Just an update to thank you, especially CarolineL and pete, and let you know all's working well now -- it's blooming again after adding some good fertilizer to it. I'll now continue using compost...
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  24. 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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  25. 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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