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  2. JWK
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    What's looking Exotic in 2022

    It was really droopy when I got home, it's reviving now I've drenched it but very lop sided.
    It was really droopy when I got home, it's reviving now I've drenched it but very lop sided.
    It was really droopy when I got home, it's reviving now I've drenched it but very lop sided.
    It was really droopy when I got home, it's reviving now I've drenched it but very lop sided.
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  3. JWK
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    Cannas 2022

    Mmmm..my beds by the pool are needing a good soaking every three days, partly because I've replaced a lot of the original clay with 'topsoil' which dries to sand very quickly. The canna foliage...
    Mmmm..my beds by the pool are needing a good soaking every three days, partly because I've replaced a lot of the original clay with 'topsoil' which dries to sand very quickly. The canna foliage looks good, though, even if they flower much better with lots of water :) The 'nana is doing much better...
    Mmmm..my beds by the pool are needing a good soaking every three days, partly because I've replaced a lot of the original clay with 'topsoil' which dries to sand very quickly. The canna foliage looks good, though, even if they flower much better...
    Mmmm..my beds by the pool are needing a good soaking every three days, partly because I've replaced a lot of the original clay with 'topsoil' which dries to sand very quickly. The canna foliage...
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  4. 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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  6. pete
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    Caesalpinia Gilliesii, comeback.

    As I say, I dont think they like pots. Just find the hotest, dryest spot you can and plant them out and probably no feeding either.
    As I say, I dont think they like pots. Just find the hotest, dryest spot you can and plant them out and probably no feeding either.
    As I say, I dont think they like pots. Just find the hotest, dryest spot you can and plant them out and probably no feeding either.
    As I say, I dont think they like pots. Just find the hotest, dryest spot you can and plant them out and probably no feeding either.
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  7. Victoria
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    Jacaranda mimosifolia

    It was cut back really hard in September 2020 and last year we only had a couple of unusually giant blooms, photos above, and beautiful in June this year, photo above. Photo of cutback two years...
    It was cut back really hard in September 2020 and last year we only had a couple of unusually giant blooms, photos above, and beautiful in June this year, photo above. Photo of cutback two years ago ...It grew back too leggy so are going to see about having it cut back lower, perhaps the...
    It was cut back really hard in September 2020 and last year we only had a couple of unusually giant blooms, photos above, and beautiful in June this year, photo above. Photo of cutback two years ago ...It grew back too leggy so are going to...
    It was cut back really hard in September 2020 and last year we only had a couple of unusually giant blooms, photos above, and beautiful in June this year, photo above. Photo of cutback two years...
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  8. strongylodon

    Washingtonia

    I've had success with the washing the roots off method. They separate 'fairly' easily in a large bucket of water. you'll lose some of the smaller roots and the plant will sulk for a month or two...
    I've had success with the washing the roots off method. They separate 'fairly' easily in a large bucket of water. you'll lose some of the smaller roots and the plant will sulk for a month or two after repotting, but speed of growth is better when not all grouped together. For some reason, they...
    I've had success with the washing the roots off method. They separate 'fairly' easily in a large bucket of water. you'll lose some of the smaller roots and the plant will sulk for a month or two after repotting, but speed of growth is better when...
    I've had success with the washing the roots off method. They separate 'fairly' easily in a large bucket of water. you'll lose some of the smaller roots and the plant will sulk for a month or two...
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  9. Victoria

    Acnistus / Iochroma Australe

    Thanks Pete. Yes, I noticed more than 8. I also got some Vigna Snail Vine seeds. It says 5 but I got 6. I shall get sowng in a couple of hours when it cools down.A strange site, says Greece...
    Thanks Pete. Yes, I noticed more than 8. I also got some Vigna Snail Vine seeds. It says 5 but I got 6. I shall get sowng in a couple of hours when it cools down.A strange site, says Greece but the company is in Germany and came from Germany. Mostly edibles but some odd nice flowers...
    Thanks Pete. Yes, I noticed more than 8. I also got some Vigna Snail Vine seeds. It says 5 but I got 6. I shall get sowng in a couple of hours when it cools down.A strange site, says Greece but the company is in Germany and came from...
    Thanks Pete. Yes, I noticed more than 8. I also got some Vigna Snail Vine seeds. It says 5 but I got 6. I shall get sowng in a couple of hours when it cools down.A strange site, says Greece...
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  10. Scott manning

    Bird of paradise

    You'll need a heavy clay pot so it doesn't fall over, they can get a bit top heavy.
    You'll need a heavy clay pot so it doesn't fall over, they can get a bit top heavy.
    You'll need a heavy clay pot so it doesn't fall over, they can get a bit top heavy.
    You'll need a heavy clay pot so it doesn't fall over, they can get a bit top heavy.
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  11. Victoria
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    Cycas revoluta

    It's in Majorca, play de muro
    It's in Majorca, play de muro
    It's in Majorca, play de muro
    It's in Majorca, play de muro
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  12. Victoria
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    Hamelia patens

    Too true Pete. We watched NCIS Miami and I kept seeing these shrubs so did a search on Florida plants and came up that this COULD be what I was seeing. I think it is a neat, unusual plant and...
    Too true Pete. We watched NCIS Miami and I kept seeing these shrubs so did a search on Florida plants and came up that this COULD be what I was seeing. I think it is a neat, unusual plant and got the cutting from Spain.
    Too true Pete. We watched NCIS Miami and I kept seeing these shrubs so did a search on Florida plants and came up that this COULD be what I was seeing. I think it is a neat, unusual plant and got the cutting from Spain.
    Too true Pete. We watched NCIS Miami and I kept seeing these shrubs so did a search on Florida plants and came up that this COULD be what I was seeing. I think it is a neat, unusual plant and...
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  13. stumorphmac

    Glorious superba

    Hi i am not familar wuth this plant looked up some info that might helpGloriosa superba - How to grow & caregloriosa superba growing vine herbaceous with geophyte of the genus gloriosa also...
    Hi i am not familar wuth this plant looked up some info that might helpGloriosa superba - How to grow & caregloriosa superba growing vine herbaceous with geophyte of the genus gloriosa also known as flame lily, gloriosa superbaAlso there are some topics on the forum about this plant i...
    Hi i am not familar wuth this plant looked up some info that might helpGloriosa superba - How to grow & caregloriosa superba growing vine herbaceous with geophyte of the genus gloriosa also known as flame lily, gloriosa superbaAlso there...
    Hi i am not familar wuth this plant looked up some info that might helpGloriosa superba - How to grow & caregloriosa superba growing vine herbaceous with geophyte of the genus gloriosa also...
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  14. Lindylootoo

    Giant Yukka?

    Thanks for the replies. Yes - it does look like a Cordyline Australis. There are some shorter stems which I could leave for a while. Perhaps the best thing to do would be to get quotes for it's...
    Thanks for the replies. Yes - it does look like a Cordyline Australis. There are some shorter stems which I could leave for a while. Perhaps the best thing to do would be to get quotes for it's removal first. I'm on the Isle of Wight. Thanks again.
    Thanks for the replies. Yes - it does look like a Cordyline Australis. There are some shorter stems which I could leave for a while. Perhaps the best thing to do would be to get quotes for it's removal first. I'm on the Isle of Wight. Thanks again.
    Thanks for the replies. Yes - it does look like a Cordyline Australis. There are some shorter stems which I could leave for a while. Perhaps the best thing to do would be to get quotes for it's...
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  15. Victoria
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    Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

    Hibiscus 'Peach Blow' which is in the ground under the Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' opened one of its double blooms this morning ...Doubles are strange as over the last year it has produced...
    Hibiscus 'Peach Blow' which is in the ground under the Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' opened one of its double blooms this morning ...Doubles are strange as over the last year it has produced this variety of blooms ...
    Hibiscus 'Peach Blow' which is in the ground under the Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' opened one of its double blooms this morning ...Doubles are strange as over the last year it has produced this variety of blooms ...
    Hibiscus 'Peach Blow' which is in the ground under the Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' opened one of its double blooms this morning ...Doubles are strange as over the last year it has produced...
    Hib1 6 May.jpg Hib1 22 Jun.jpg Hib2 22 Jun.jpg Hibiscus 2 June 2012.JPG Hibiscus Pagoda Red 9 May 21.jpg Hibiscus Peach 1 Jun.jpg
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  16. noisette47

    Saving a banana...

    Slowly growing
    Slowly growing
    Slowly growing
    Slowly growing
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  17. Victoria
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    Jatropha podagrica (Buddha Belly Plant)

    Here is Monday (Jatropha podagrica) today. He did lose all his leaves over the Winter.
    Here is Monday (Jatropha podagrica) today. He did lose all his leaves over the Winter.
    Here is Monday (Jatropha podagrica) today. He did lose all his leaves over the Winter.
    Here is Monday (Jatropha podagrica) today. He did lose all his leaves over the Winter.
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  18. Victoria

    Lablab purpureus Dolichos

    Good to see them doing well @Victoria
    Good to see them doing well @Victoria
    Good to see them doing well @Victoria
    Good to see them doing well @Victoria
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  19. Sogni verdi

    Cordyline Australis advice.

    Also to add, in a pot, the stem seems to be spindlier
    Also to add, in a pot, the stem seems to be spindlier
    Also to add, in a pot, the stem seems to be spindlier
    Also to add, in a pot, the stem seems to be spindlier
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  20. noisette47

    Chonemorpha fragrans

    Yes, it was, Michael :) I was actually after Mandevilla boliviensis or Jasminum angulaire, but it's good to have an ambition in life .....:biggrin:
    Yes, it was, Michael :) I was actually after Mandevilla boliviensis or Jasminum angulaire, but it's good to have an ambition in life .....:biggrin:
    Yes, it was, Michael :) I was actually after Mandevilla boliviensis or Jasminum angulaire, but it's good to have an ambition in life .....:biggrin:
    Yes, it was, Michael :) I was actually after Mandevilla boliviensis or Jasminum angulaire, but it's good to have an ambition in life .....:biggrin:
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  21. longk
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    Passiflora and other "exotic" climbers

    That is really lovely Vicky.My parents had a huge one that if left to do as it wished would have taken over the back of their kitchen wall......we had to fight our way through it at times to get...
    That is really lovely Vicky.My parents had a huge one that if left to do as it wished would have taken over the back of their kitchen wall......we had to fight our way through it at times to get in and out of the side gate!! Back when Mum was still with us she had it neatly under control.:dbgrtmb: In...
    That is really lovely Vicky.My parents had a huge one that if left to do as it wished would have taken over the back of their kitchen wall......we had to fight our way through it at times to get in and out of the side gate!! Back when Mum was...
    That is really lovely Vicky.My parents had a huge one that if left to do as it wished would have taken over the back of their kitchen wall......we had to fight our way through it at times to get...
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  22. Purple Streaks

    Trachycarpus

    That small and I reckon it's become an ex trachy. I won't use the word dead, as i can't see it. If you require a very small seedling to replace it, let me know. These things are popping up below...
    That small and I reckon it's become an ex trachy. I won't use the word dead, as i can't see it. If you require a very small seedling to replace it, let me know. These things are popping up below one of my flowering ones
    That small and I reckon it's become an ex trachy. I won't use the word dead, as i can't see it. If you require a very small seedling to replace it, let me know. These things are popping up below one of my flowering ones
    That small and I reckon it's become an ex trachy. I won't use the word dead, as i can't see it. If you require a very small seedling to replace it, let me know. These things are popping up below...
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  23. Jamiee

    Unhappy Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma (Mini Monstera)

    That was going to be my next suggestion. :dbgrtmb:A repot.
    That was going to be my next suggestion. :dbgrtmb:A repot.
    That was going to be my next suggestion. :dbgrtmb:A repot.
    That was going to be my next suggestion. :dbgrtmb:A repot.
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  24. pete

    Hedychium, Tara. Ginger.

    I've been dividing a pot full of this today and have a few pieces to spare. If anyone is interested let me know either in this thread or by PM.I grow it mostly in a big pot, but it is fairly...
    I've been dividing a pot full of this today and have a few pieces to spare. If anyone is interested let me know either in this thread or by PM.I grow it mostly in a big pot, but it is fairly hardy in a well drained sunny spot.Numbers are limited but if I get a reasonable response I might...
    I've been dividing a pot full of this today and have a few pieces to spare. If anyone is interested let me know either in this thread or by PM.I grow it mostly in a big pot, but it is fairly hardy in a well drained sunny spot.Numbers are...
    I've been dividing a pot full of this today and have a few pieces to spare. If anyone is interested let me know either in this thread or by PM.I grow it mostly in a big pot, but it is fairly...
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  25. pete

    Palms

    I've got a big Waggie right next to my conservatory and up till now the roots dont appear to be causing any problems. Palms dont appear to have the surface spreading roots that broad leaved trees do.
    I've got a big Waggie right next to my conservatory and up till now the roots dont appear to be causing any problems. Palms dont appear to have the surface spreading roots that broad leaved trees do.
    I've got a big Waggie right next to my conservatory and up till now the roots dont appear to be causing any problems. Palms dont appear to have the surface spreading roots that broad leaved trees do.
    I've got a big Waggie right next to my conservatory and up till now the roots dont appear to be causing any problems. Palms dont appear to have the surface spreading roots that broad leaved trees do.
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