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  2. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2017

    Our Hedychium densiflorum were very colourful but seemed to finish a lot quicker than normal.We have some others waiting to flower but I don't know which they are. They're much taller than the...
    Our Hedychium densiflorum were very colourful but seemed to finish a lot quicker than normal.We have some others waiting to flower but I don't know which they are. They're much taller than the ginger lilies but as they stand behind a number of other plants I can't see if they have labels (not...
    Our Hedychium densiflorum were very colourful but seemed to finish a lot quicker than normal.We have some others waiting to flower but I don't know which they are. They're much taller than the ginger lilies but as they stand behind a number of...
    Our Hedychium densiflorum were very colourful but seemed to finish a lot quicker than normal.We have some others waiting to flower but I don't know which they are. They're much taller than the...
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  3. ARMANDII
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    CANNA - 2017

    Hi @Verdun - yes, I get good foliage for a short time either side of full summer. Ah well.
    Hi @Verdun - yes, I get good foliage for a short time either side of full summer. Ah well.
    Hi @Verdun - yes, I get good foliage for a short time either side of full summer. Ah well.
    Hi @Verdun - yes, I get good foliage for a short time either side of full summer. Ah well.
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  4. Marley Farley
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    How to Germinate a Mango...!

    My avocado plant 9months old
    My avocado plant 9months old
    My avocado plant 9months old
    My avocado plant 9months old
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  5. Wayne
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    A few pictures of last year's Brugmansia's

    ?? Never was fluent in Gibberish :snork:
    ?? Never was fluent in Gibberish :snork:
    ?? Never was fluent in Gibberish :snork:
    ?? Never was fluent in Gibberish :snork:
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  6. catztail
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    brugmansia question

    I think it gets pretty cold in winter where it comes from, but at the same time, its probably dryer and spring comes a bit earlier, with a guaranteed summer.
    I think it gets pretty cold in winter where it comes from, but at the same time, its probably dryer and spring comes a bit earlier, with a guaranteed summer.
    I think it gets pretty cold in winter where it comes from, but at the same time, its probably dryer and spring comes a bit earlier, with a guaranteed summer.
    I think it gets pretty cold in winter where it comes from, but at the same time, its probably dryer and spring comes a bit earlier, with a guaranteed summer.
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  7. PeterS
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    Cannas - 10 things you didn't know

    Strictly speaking edible ginger, I think, is Zingiber officinale, as opposed to the ornamental gingers that are various species of Hedychium. But they are all the same family and closely related.
    Strictly speaking edible ginger, I think, is Zingiber officinale, as opposed to the ornamental gingers that are various species of Hedychium. But they are all the same family and closely related.
    Strictly speaking edible ginger, I think, is Zingiber officinale, as opposed to the ornamental gingers that are various species of Hedychium. But they are all the same family and closely related.
    Strictly speaking edible ginger, I think, is Zingiber officinale, as opposed to the ornamental gingers that are various species of Hedychium. But they are all the same family and closely related.
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  8. Wayne
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    Alan's Brugmansia Hurstwood Elinor

    It is so pretty. I guess those are the species that I only get to enjoy watching from far, far away. It is too hot here. Thanks for sharing.
    It is so pretty. I guess those are the species that I only get to enjoy watching from far, far away. It is too hot here. Thanks for sharing.
    It is so pretty. I guess those are the species that I only get to enjoy watching from far, far away. It is too hot here. Thanks for sharing.
    It is so pretty. I guess those are the species that I only get to enjoy watching from far, far away. It is too hot here. Thanks for sharing.
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  9. Hurstwood brugs.
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    Sphaerocarpium Brugmansia

    Hurstwood BowWayne Hurstwood Elinor is below this one.Here is Hurstwood Bow (H. Elinors pod sister) This one has also carried the strong fragrance from Arborea 'S' and the gorgeous...
    Hurstwood BowWayne Hurstwood Elinor is below this one.Here is Hurstwood Bow (H. Elinors pod sister) This one has also carried the strong fragrance from Arborea 'S' and the gorgeous colouration from Wildfire. Another positive of these two is that they have the hardiness of the Arborea. Hope...
    Hurstwood BowWayne Hurstwood Elinor is below this one.Here is Hurstwood Bow (H. Elinors pod sister) This one has also carried the strong fragrance from Arborea 'S' and the gorgeous colouration from Wildfire. Another positive of these two is...
    Hurstwood BowWayne Hurstwood Elinor is below this one.Here is Hurstwood Bow (H. Elinors pod sister) This one has also carried the strong fragrance from Arborea 'S' and the gorgeous...
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  10. longk
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    Brugmansia sanguinea

    Hi Victoria Wayne lured me from the 'Darkside' LOL Its nice to be here, Thanks for the Welcome.AlanHurstwood Brugmansia
    Hi Victoria Wayne lured me from the 'Darkside' LOL Its nice to be here, Thanks for the Welcome.AlanHurstwood Brugmansia
    Hi Victoria Wayne lured me from the 'Darkside' LOL Its nice to be here, Thanks for the Welcome.AlanHurstwood Brugmansia
    Hi Victoria Wayne lured me from the 'Darkside' LOL Its nice to be here, Thanks for the Welcome.AlanHurstwood Brugmansia
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  12. longk
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    Furcraea

    There are plenty of bulbils which are close to harvesting. If anyone wants any pm me................ Unknown Furcraea by longk48, on Flickr
    There are plenty of bulbils which are close to harvesting. If anyone wants any pm me................ Unknown Furcraea by longk48, on Flickr
    There are plenty of bulbils which are close to harvesting. If anyone wants any pm me................ Unknown Furcraea by longk48, on Flickr
    There are plenty of bulbils which are close to harvesting. If anyone wants any pm me................ Unknown Furcraea by longk48, on Flickr
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  13. kr236rk

    Begonia advice please :)

    No thanks Pete, I am just so pleased to see the same plant come back again. I really thought that plant had withered away to nothing indoors, died. My eyes popped out when I recognised its leaves...
    No thanks Pete, I am just so pleased to see the same plant come back again. I really thought that plant had withered away to nothing indoors, died. My eyes popped out when I recognised its leaves coming up seven months after I emptied the pot out behind the greenhouse, it just seemed like a...
    No thanks Pete, I am just so pleased to see the same plant come back again. I really thought that plant had withered away to nothing indoors, died. My eyes popped out when I recognised its leaves coming up seven months after I emptied the pot out...
    No thanks Pete, I am just so pleased to see the same plant come back again. I really thought that plant had withered away to nothing indoors, died. My eyes popped out when I recognised its leaves...
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  14. PeterS
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    Why not grow something new

    Of course - I do very well in breeding them!:) Or I keep everything so damp to keep them away, that I get wonderful botrytis on everything. Never tried bauhinia though.
    Of course - I do very well in breeding them!:) Or I keep everything so damp to keep them away, that I get wonderful botrytis on everything. Never tried bauhinia though.
    Of course - I do very well in breeding them!:) Or I keep everything so damp to keep them away, that I get wonderful botrytis on everything. Never tried bauhinia though.
    Of course - I do very well in breeding them!:) Or I keep everything so damp to keep them away, that I get wonderful botrytis on everything. Never tried bauhinia though.
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  15. brummy gardener

    Help needed please

    As you state , Sideroxylon mascatense is endemic to the countries and areas you list ; 'tropical' doesn't really fit the bill ; I would have thought a cold period of dormancy , followed by a rapid...
    As you state , Sideroxylon mascatense is endemic to the countries and areas you list ; 'tropical' doesn't really fit the bill ; I would have thought a cold period of dormancy , followed by a rapid rise in temperature in 'Spring' would be more equable to a rugged mountain dwelling species . In...
    As you state , Sideroxylon mascatense is endemic to the countries and areas you list ; 'tropical' doesn't really fit the bill ; I would have thought a cold period of dormancy , followed by a rapid rise in temperature in 'Spring' would be more...
    As you state , Sideroxylon mascatense is endemic to the countries and areas you list ; 'tropical' doesn't really fit the bill ; I would have thought a cold period of dormancy , followed by a rapid...
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  16. PeterS

    Identification please

    The bad news is that the small plants, that my friends lovingly brought back from Minorca, appear to be mainly grass! However, the good news is that the balls have matured and broken open to...
    The bad news is that the small plants, that my friends lovingly brought back from Minorca, appear to be mainly grass! However, the good news is that the balls have matured and broken open to show some healthy seeds. So if anyone wants any - just let me know.
    The bad news is that the small plants, that my friends lovingly brought back from Minorca, appear to be mainly grass! However, the good news is that the balls have matured and broken open to show some healthy seeds. So if anyone wants any -...
    The bad news is that the small plants, that my friends lovingly brought back from Minorca, appear to be mainly grass! However, the good news is that the balls have matured and broken open to...
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  17. Richard360
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    Entada gigas Sea pea

    Well a taller one anyway :biggrin:
    Well a taller one anyway :biggrin:
    Well a taller one anyway :biggrin:
    Well a taller one anyway :biggrin:
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  18. Conbrue

    King Sago Palms

    Not just me then. Thanks guys
    Not just me then. Thanks guys
    Not just me then. Thanks guys
    Not just me then. Thanks guys
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  19. PeterS
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    The Jungle Garden - Nick Wilson - Leeds

    I would like to remind you that The Jungle Garden in Leeds is open under the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 30 July 11 am to 5 pm. Full details here The Jungle Garden, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS8...
    I would like to remind you that The Jungle Garden in Leeds is open under the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 30 July 11 am to 5 pm. Full details here The Jungle Garden, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS8 1NXIt's well worth a visit.
    I would like to remind you that The Jungle Garden in Leeds is open under the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 30 July 11 am to 5 pm. Full details here The Jungle Garden, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS8 1NXIt's well worth a visit.
    I would like to remind you that The Jungle Garden in Leeds is open under the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 30 July 11 am to 5 pm. Full details here The Jungle Garden, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS8...
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  20. PeterS
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    Humidifier

    Or to open a window - but they imply that someone must be there to do it. I got all my bits today for the extractor fan - just need the glass now. The extractor is in shining white which is out of...
    Or to open a window - but they imply that someone must be there to do it. I got all my bits today for the extractor fan - just need the glass now. The extractor is in shining white which is out of keeping with my sun room where everything is in brown mock wood. I spent an age looking for a brown...
    Or to open a window - but they imply that someone must be there to do it. I got all my bits today for the extractor fan - just need the glass now. The extractor is in shining white which is out of keeping with my sun room where everything is in...
    Or to open a window - but they imply that someone must be there to do it. I got all my bits today for the extractor fan - just need the glass now. The extractor is in shining white which is out of...
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  21. pete
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    Brugs 2017.

    Yep, I can see it now, good flush of flowers, believe it or not I often find they are at there best late summer early autumn even over here, when we start to get damper nights and cooler. The...
    Yep, I can see it now, good flush of flowers, believe it or not I often find they are at there best late summer early autumn even over here, when we start to get damper nights and cooler. The really do not seem to like it too warm.
    Yep, I can see it now, good flush of flowers, believe it or not I often find they are at there best late summer early autumn even over here, when we start to get damper nights and cooler. The really do not seem to like it too warm.
    Yep, I can see it now, good flush of flowers, believe it or not I often find they are at there best late summer early autumn even over here, when we start to get damper nights and cooler. The...
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  22. Mike77

    Bamboo Fargesia Rufa

    I have a 10 year old rufa. It does get slightly taller year by year. But I would say it's prob around 2 meters max.
    I have a 10 year old rufa. It does get slightly taller year by year. But I would say it's prob around 2 meters max.
    I have a 10 year old rufa. It does get slightly taller year by year. But I would say it's prob around 2 meters max.
    I have a 10 year old rufa. It does get slightly taller year by year. But I would say it's prob around 2 meters max.
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  23. PeterS
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    Jade Vines

    It was next to the house wall and had the added benefits of the eaves helping to keep it pretty much dry and being in a huddle with other plants. It actually stayed evergreen.
    It was next to the house wall and had the added benefits of the eaves helping to keep it pretty much dry and being in a huddle with other plants. It actually stayed evergreen.
    It was next to the house wall and had the added benefits of the eaves helping to keep it pretty much dry and being in a huddle with other plants. It actually stayed evergreen.
    It was next to the house wall and had the added benefits of the eaves helping to keep it pretty much dry and being in a huddle with other plants. It actually stayed evergreen.
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  24. longk

    Cordyline, Phormium and Yucca

    And these :)
    And these :)
    And these :)
    And these :)
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  25. PeterS
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    Bananas

    The basjoo on it's 2nd leaf, 1st one shredded 3rd roller coming now. The sikkimensis on its 2nd leaf, 2 the 3 ensetes died but the biggest survived and is now in the garden in a 50L pot
    The basjoo on it's 2nd leaf, 1st one shredded 3rd roller coming now. The sikkimensis on its 2nd leaf, 2 the 3 ensetes died but the biggest survived and is now in the garden in a 50L pot
    The basjoo on it's 2nd leaf, 1st one shredded 3rd roller coming now. The sikkimensis on its 2nd leaf, 2 the 3 ensetes died but the biggest survived and is now in the garden in a 50L pot
    The basjoo on it's 2nd leaf, 1st one shredded 3rd roller coming now. The sikkimensis on its 2nd leaf, 2 the 3 ensetes died but the biggest survived and is now in the garden in a 50L pot
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  26. David Butler

    Help with large outdoor plant !!

    Cordyline australis.;)
    Cordyline australis.;)
    Cordyline australis.;)
    Cordyline australis.;)
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  27. noisette47

    Propagating Hoya carnea

    Thanks, pete....:dbgrtmb:
    Thanks, pete....:dbgrtmb:
    Thanks, pete....:dbgrtmb:
    Thanks, pete....:dbgrtmb:
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  28. PeterS
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    Recent purchases

    No its hasn't arrived yet. They did say on the site that there was a heavy backlog and there would be a 2 to 3 week delay before sending out. So I am not worried ......yet.:snork:
    No its hasn't arrived yet. They did say on the site that there was a heavy backlog and there would be a 2 to 3 week delay before sending out. So I am not worried ......yet.:snork:
    No its hasn't arrived yet. They did say on the site that there was a heavy backlog and there would be a 2 to 3 week delay before sending out. So I am not worried ......yet.:snork:
    No its hasn't arrived yet. They did say on the site that there was a heavy backlog and there would be a 2 to 3 week delay before sending out. So I am not worried ......yet.:snork:
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  29. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2015

    There is a 2017 thread now
    There is a 2017 thread now
    There is a 2017 thread now
    There is a 2017 thread now
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  30. PeterS
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    What's looking exotic in 2016

    As long as it remains frost free it stays undamaged. Plenty of buds coming (although they take longer to form fully) and the flowers are definitely better if I follow the "cool is better" regime.
    As long as it remains frost free it stays undamaged. Plenty of buds coming (although they take longer to form fully) and the flowers are definitely better if I follow the "cool is better" regime.
    As long as it remains frost free it stays undamaged. Plenty of buds coming (although they take longer to form fully) and the flowers are definitely better if I follow the "cool is better" regime.
    As long as it remains frost free it stays undamaged. Plenty of buds coming (although they take longer to form fully) and the flowers are definitely better if I follow the "cool is better" regime.
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  31. mr c

    overgrown lime tree

    That rings several bells...oh dear:roflol: Seriously, limes aren't as prickly as some citrus, as long as it's not an Aussie finger lime! Get yourself some decent leather or rubber gardening gloves, a...
    That rings several bells...oh dear:roflol: Seriously, limes aren't as prickly as some citrus, as long as it's not an Aussie finger lime! Get yourself some decent leather or rubber gardening gloves, a pair of loppers and a telescopic 'parrot-beak' pruner and there'll be no looking back!
    That rings several bells...oh dear:roflol: Seriously, limes aren't as prickly as some citrus, as long as it's not an Aussie finger lime! Get yourself some decent leather or rubber gardening gloves, a pair of loppers and a telescopic 'parrot-beak' pruner...
    That rings several bells...oh dear:roflol: Seriously, limes aren't as prickly as some citrus, as long as it's not an Aussie finger lime! Get yourself some decent leather or rubber gardening gloves, a...
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