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  2. shiney
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    What's looking Exotic in 2021

    Ok, you caught me out there. :biggrin:Other than that idea, can't think why the buds would dry up and go brown.Humidity, watering, feeding,too much blazing sunshine. ;)
    Ok, you caught me out there. :biggrin:Other than that idea, can't think why the buds would dry up and go brown.Humidity, watering, feeding,too much blazing sunshine. ;)
    Ok, you caught me out there. :biggrin:Other than that idea, can't think why the buds would dry up and go brown.Humidity, watering, feeding,too much blazing sunshine. ;)
    Ok, you caught me out there. :biggrin:Other than that idea, can't think why the buds would dry up and go brown.Humidity, watering, feeding,too much blazing sunshine. ;)
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  3. Marley Farley
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    How to Germinate a Mango...!

    My mango trees never survive more than a few months, they are from commercially brought mangoes
    My mango trees never survive more than a few months, they are from commercially brought mangoes
    My mango trees never survive more than a few months, they are from commercially brought mangoes
    My mango trees never survive more than a few months, they are from commercially brought mangoes
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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
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    Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

    Lovely orange @Victoria
    Lovely orange @Victoria
    Lovely orange @Victoria
    Lovely orange @Victoria
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  7. JWK
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    Cannas 2021

    Omega made a late entrance but made 5ft and ehemaniis flowered lots :)
    Omega made a late entrance but made 5ft and ehemaniis flowered lots :)
    Omega made a late entrance but made 5ft and ehemaniis flowered lots :)
    Omega made a late entrance but made 5ft and ehemaniis flowered lots :)
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  8. noisette47

    Saving a banana...

    No its in a wooden planter, my new gardens not that big and limited sun, i may plant one in the front next yr as the backs almost north facing x
    No its in a wooden planter, my new gardens not that big and limited sun, i may plant one in the front next yr as the backs almost north facing x
    No its in a wooden planter, my new gardens not that big and limited sun, i may plant one in the front next yr as the backs almost north facing x
    No its in a wooden planter, my new gardens not that big and limited sun, i may plant one in the front next yr as the backs almost north facing x
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  9. Victoria
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    Cycas revoluta

    Not sure tbh. I got it around 4 years ago I think but no idea on ageI usually wait a bit for the yellowing ones to get a bit more yellow before removing or it can look a bit bare
    Not sure tbh. I got it around 4 years ago I think but no idea on ageI usually wait a bit for the yellowing ones to get a bit more yellow before removing or it can look a bit bare
    Not sure tbh. I got it around 4 years ago I think but no idea on ageI usually wait a bit for the yellowing ones to get a bit more yellow before removing or it can look a bit bare
    Not sure tbh. I got it around 4 years ago I think but no idea on ageI usually wait a bit for the yellowing ones to get a bit more yellow before removing or it can look a bit bare
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  10. RobFJ

    Better environment for insectivorous plants

    Hi @RobFJ , welcome to the forum!The Garden Superstore has a good selection of both decorative and strictly practical planters. I have ordered some for houseplants and have been happy with the...
    Hi @RobFJ , welcome to the forum!The Garden Superstore has a good selection of both decorative and strictly practical planters. I have ordered some for houseplants and have been happy with the products and the service.Please do post some photos of your plants, insectivores are fascinating :)
    Hi @RobFJ , welcome to the forum!The Garden Superstore has a good selection of both decorative and strictly practical planters. I have ordered some for houseplants and have been happy with the products and the service.Please do post some...
    Hi @RobFJ , welcome to the forum!The Garden Superstore has a good selection of both decorative and strictly practical planters. I have ordered some for houseplants and have been happy with the...
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  11. Victoria
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    Allamanda cathartica

    I don't know it's age as I have only had it a few months. Yes, it is outside in a pot. I cannot have any plants indoors as I live in an old cottage with 60cm walls and small windows.
    I don't know it's age as I have only had it a few months. Yes, it is outside in a pot. I cannot have any plants indoors as I live in an old cottage with 60cm walls and small windows.
    I don't know it's age as I have only had it a few months. Yes, it is outside in a pot. I cannot have any plants indoors as I live in an old cottage with 60cm walls and small windows.
    I don't know it's age as I have only had it a few months. Yes, it is outside in a pot. I cannot have any plants indoors as I live in an old cottage with 60cm walls and small windows.
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  12. Victoria
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    Jatropha podagrica (Buddha Belly Plant)

    Well done. You now need to wait until the capsule splits, I think there could possibly be 3 seeds in there.
    Well done. You now need to wait until the capsule splits, I think there could possibly be 3 seeds in there.
    Well done. You now need to wait until the capsule splits, I think there could possibly be 3 seeds in there.
    Well done. You now need to wait until the capsule splits, I think there could possibly be 3 seeds in there.
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  13. Victoria
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    Melaleuca

    Oh, and the dangling brighter green bit in the center is the Tecoma stans, Ginger Thomas.
    Oh, and the dangling brighter green bit in the center is the Tecoma stans, Ginger Thomas.
    Oh, and the dangling brighter green bit in the center is the Tecoma stans, Ginger Thomas.
    Oh, and the dangling brighter green bit in the center is the Tecoma stans, Ginger Thomas.
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Victoria
    Like x 3

    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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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