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  1. Purple Streaks

    Have you grown bananas from seed?

    Thank you I've enough to try the window method too ! This is going to be interesting............or not:hapydancsmil:
    Thank you I've enough to try the window method too ! This is going to be interesting............or not:hapydancsmil:
    Thank you I've enough to try the window method too ! This is going to be interesting............or not:hapydancsmil:
    Thank you I've enough to try the window method too ! This is going to be interesting............or not:hapydancsmil:
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  2. Sogni verdi

    Pineapple guava – Feijoa selloana

    Not really too bothered about fruiting, but if it did it would be viewed purely as a bonus. Easterly winds could be an issue i guess, but like many other things in the garden i would be prepared...
    Not really too bothered about fruiting, but if it did it would be viewed purely as a bonus. Easterly winds could be an issue i guess, but like many other things in the garden i would be prepared to chance it.
    Not really too bothered about fruiting, but if it did it would be viewed purely as a bonus. Easterly winds could be an issue i guess, but like many other things in the garden i would be prepared to chance it.
    Not really too bothered about fruiting, but if it did it would be viewed purely as a bonus. Easterly winds could be an issue i guess, but like many other things in the garden i would be prepared...
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  3. Mylo

    Spot the rot

    I really think it will be ok and 50% off is good, you can take the worst leaves off but personally Id put up with it for a while, with the days getting longer it should soon grow away.
    I really think it will be ok and 50% off is good, you can take the worst leaves off but personally Id put up with it for a while, with the days getting longer it should soon grow away.
    I really think it will be ok and 50% off is good, you can take the worst leaves off but personally Id put up with it for a while, with the days getting longer it should soon grow away.
    I really think it will be ok and 50% off is good, you can take the worst leaves off but personally Id put up with it for a while, with the days getting longer it should soon grow away.
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  4. Sogni verdi

    Phormium advice

    Oops! Sorry I've only just seen your previous post, SV! I wonder if what you've bought is also known as 'Yellow Wave'? Another excellent Phormium. Gets to about 6'/1.8m. Looking forward to...
    Oops! Sorry I've only just seen your previous post, SV! I wonder if what you've bought is also known as 'Yellow Wave'? Another excellent Phormium. Gets to about 6'/1.8m. Looking forward to further pics when they're established :)
    Oops! Sorry I've only just seen your previous post, SV! I wonder if what you've bought is also known as 'Yellow Wave'? Another excellent Phormium. Gets to about 6'/1.8m. Looking forward to further pics when they're established :)
    Oops! Sorry I've only just seen your previous post, SV! I wonder if what you've bought is also known as 'Yellow Wave'? Another excellent Phormium. Gets to about 6'/1.8m. Looking forward to...
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  5. buddleia64

    Caterpillars inside my lemons!

    maybe they have timed it right , been in since you covered up your plant hatched out in the warmth of fleece even a fruity appetizer . :love30::runforhills::runforhills:
    maybe they have timed it right , been in since you covered up your plant hatched out in the warmth of fleece even a fruity appetizer . :love30::runforhills::runforhills:
    maybe they have timed it right , been in since you covered up your plant hatched out in the warmth of fleece even a fruity appetizer . :love30::runforhills::runforhills:
    maybe they have timed it right , been in since you covered up your plant hatched out in the warmth of fleece even a fruity appetizer . :love30::runforhills::runforhills:
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  6. JWK
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    Cannas 2021

    2022 thread : Cannas 2022
    2022 thread : Cannas 2022
    2022 thread : Cannas 2022
    2022 thread : Cannas 2022
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  7. shiney
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    What's looking Exotic in 2021

    2022 Thread : What's looking Exotic in 2022
    2022 Thread : What's looking Exotic in 2022
    2022 Thread : What's looking Exotic in 2022
    2022 Thread : What's looking Exotic in 2022
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  8. Victoria
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    Poinciettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

    Ahh, ;)but you can buy them in pots, flowering pretty much any time during the summer due to the alteration of day length.
    Ahh, ;)but you can buy them in pots, flowering pretty much any time during the summer due to the alteration of day length.
    Ahh, ;)but you can buy them in pots, flowering pretty much any time during the summer due to the alteration of day length.
    Ahh, ;)but you can buy them in pots, flowering pretty much any time during the summer due to the alteration of day length.
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  9. P Jeffries

    Wrapping a palm for winter

    OK, thanks for your comments, everyone - I'll reduce the layers of fleece!
    OK, thanks for your comments, everyone - I'll reduce the layers of fleece!
    OK, thanks for your comments, everyone - I'll reduce the layers of fleece!
    OK, thanks for your comments, everyone - I'll reduce the layers of fleece!
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  10. Syd Hutchinson

    Abyssinian problem

    Similar to what others are saying. Thanks. It seems scary cutting all the leaves off and baring the roots. One would think that is the best way to kill it. I have seen Monty do it but it seemed...
    Similar to what others are saying. Thanks. It seems scary cutting all the leaves off and baring the roots. One would think that is the best way to kill it. I have seen Monty do it but it seemed drastic. However I shall try it.
    Similar to what others are saying. Thanks. It seems scary cutting all the leaves off and baring the roots. One would think that is the best way to kill it. I have seen Monty do it but it seemed drastic. However I shall try it.
    Similar to what others are saying. Thanks. It seems scary cutting all the leaves off and baring the roots. One would think that is the best way to kill it. I have seen Monty do it but it seemed...
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  11. Perki

    Leucospermum problem

    That new furry growth looks really healthy. The new growth mine put out in the summer has now ripened and is forming what I hope are flower buds, although it looks a bit yellow to be honest.Did...
    That new furry growth looks really healthy. The new growth mine put out in the summer has now ripened and is forming what I hope are flower buds, although it looks a bit yellow to be honest.Did you have it in full sun all summer? Just wondering, did it get a frost at some point during the...
    That new furry growth looks really healthy. The new growth mine put out in the summer has now ripened and is forming what I hope are flower buds, although it looks a bit yellow to be honest.Did you have it in full sun all summer? Just...
    That new furry growth looks really healthy. The new growth mine put out in the summer has now ripened and is forming what I hope are flower buds, although it looks a bit yellow to be honest.Did...
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  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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