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  1. AbiJ

    Help needed, dying palm

    Know what you mean John, another plant that does the same thing is Fremontodendron, going slightly off track.:biggrin:I'm sure you understand why I asked if the neighbours like it. It's close to the...
    Know what you mean John, another plant that does the same thing is Fremontodendron, going slightly off track.:biggrin:I'm sure you understand why I asked if the neighbours like it. It's close to the fence, perhaps it strays over their side when in full leaf;) Hint hint, nudge nudge.
    Know what you mean John, another plant that does the same thing is Fremontodendron, going slightly off track.:biggrin:I'm sure you understand why I asked if the neighbours like it. It's close to the fence, perhaps it strays over their side when in...
    Know what you mean John, another plant that does the same thing is Fremontodendron, going slightly off track.:biggrin:I'm sure you understand why I asked if the neighbours like it. It's close to the...
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  2. stephenprudence

    Question regarding Citrus

    Poncirus has trifoliate leaves, so is easily recognisable. I think it is quite often pretty late before citrus start to make new root, I find new top growth is very possible without new roots. I...
    Poncirus has trifoliate leaves, so is easily recognisable. I think it is quite often pretty late before citrus start to make new root, I find new top growth is very possible without new roots. I grew poncirus outside for many years and new growth was earlier than this, but if the calamondin is...
    Poncirus has trifoliate leaves, so is easily recognisable. I think it is quite often pretty late before citrus start to make new root, I find new top growth is very possible without new roots. I grew poncirus outside for many years and new...
    Poncirus has trifoliate leaves, so is easily recognisable. I think it is quite often pretty late before citrus start to make new root, I find new top growth is very possible without new roots. I...
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  3. strongylodon
    Like x 3

    Tillandsia

    How cute. I see one in the middle, green and an old one lower right. I don't have any right not but I have had it and it had flowered allot...
    How cute. I see one in the middle, green and an old one lower right. I don't have any right not but I have had it and it had flowered allot...
    How cute. I see one in the middle, green and an old one lower right. I don't have any right not but I have had it and it had flowered allot...
    How cute. I see one in the middle, green and an old one lower right. I don't have any right not but I have had it and it had flowered allot...
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  4. Selleri

    So I bought some cacti and succulent seeds. Any tips?

    I impulse bought a new hobby but am a bit unsure on how to get the best results from the seeds. I grow a few cacti and succulents as house plants with nice success, and have a monster of a dragon...
    I impulse bought a new hobby but am a bit unsure on how to get the best results from the seeds. I grow a few cacti and succulents as house plants with nice success, and have a monster of a dragon fruit grown from seeds, but otherwise it has been zillions of years since I grew them from seeds....
    I impulse bought a new hobby but am a bit unsure on how to get the best results from the seeds. I grow a few cacti and succulents as house plants with nice success, and have a monster of a dragon fruit grown from seeds, but otherwise it has been...
    I impulse bought a new hobby but am a bit unsure on how to get the best results from the seeds. I grow a few cacti and succulents as house plants with nice success, and have a monster of a dragon...
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  5. Peter K

    Cactus

    Cor :):):):):):):)
    Cor :):):):):):):)
    Cor :):):):):):):)
    Cor :):):):):):):)
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  6. pete
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    Palm Sunday

    I remember that John, not sure how you can get it going. One thing I do notice is Trachys seem to make a massive amount of root in very wet weather, I see it often, above ground even. Just a...
    I remember that John, not sure how you can get it going. One thing I do notice is Trachys seem to make a massive amount of root in very wet weather, I see it often, above ground even. Just a thought, but maybe a few months of soaking the stem might induce stronger rooting.This is at the base...
    I remember that John, not sure how you can get it going. One thing I do notice is Trachys seem to make a massive amount of root in very wet weather, I see it often, above ground even. Just a thought, but maybe a few months of soaking the stem...
    I remember that John, not sure how you can get it going. One thing I do notice is Trachys seem to make a massive amount of root in very wet weather, I see it often, above ground even. Just a...
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  7. Matt-tropical

    Colocasia Thailand giants coming out of dormancy

    Peter it reminds me of a small mammal sitting there but with a birds beak
    Peter it reminds me of a small mammal sitting there but with a birds beak
    Peter it reminds me of a small mammal sitting there but with a birds beak
    Peter it reminds me of a small mammal sitting there but with a birds beak
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  8. PeterS
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    Costa Rica - plants and flowers

    Peter i think so myself mate as they're showing this end...just gets the mind boggling :scratch:
    Peter i think so myself mate as they're showing this end...just gets the mind boggling :scratch:
    Peter i think so myself mate as they're showing this end...just gets the mind boggling :scratch:
    Peter i think so myself mate as they're showing this end...just gets the mind boggling :scratch:
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  9. BassFisher

    Olive Tree Problem

    Pete There are a few small shoots, but so pleased that this is normal, thank you
    Pete There are a few small shoots, but so pleased that this is normal, thank you
    Pete There are a few small shoots, but so pleased that this is normal, thank you
    Pete There are a few small shoots, but so pleased that this is normal, thank you
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  10. longk
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    Furcraea

    After the first winter I only move mine when it gets arctic, the rest of the time they're outdoors
    After the first winter I only move mine when it gets arctic, the rest of the time they're outdoors
    After the first winter I only move mine when it gets arctic, the rest of the time they're outdoors
    After the first winter I only move mine when it gets arctic, the rest of the time they're outdoors
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  11. PeterS
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    Costa Rica - flower arrangements

    Hi @PeterS :thankyou: for sharing these stunning arrangments :wub2:...there's nothing like that over here :gaah:
    Hi @PeterS :thankyou: for sharing these stunning arrangments :wub2:...there's nothing like that over here :gaah:
    Hi @PeterS :thankyou: for sharing these stunning arrangments :wub2:...there's nothing like that over here :gaah:
    Hi @PeterS :thankyou: for sharing these stunning arrangments :wub2:...there's nothing like that over here :gaah:
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  12. PeterS
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    Costa Rica - Heliconias

    Excellent John - I look forward to hearing how they do. I believe that, for us - without the right climate, it's quite difficult to get rhizomes back into growth. I certainly killed an H. bihai...
    Excellent John - I look forward to hearing how they do. I believe that, for us - without the right climate, it's quite difficult to get rhizomes back into growth. I certainly killed an H. bihai rhizome that I got from Thailand.Himalayan Gardens was not expensive, but other sources on the...
    Excellent John - I look forward to hearing how they do. I believe that, for us - without the right climate, it's quite difficult to get rhizomes back into growth. I certainly killed an H. bihai rhizome that I got from Thailand.Himalayan Gardens...
    Excellent John - I look forward to hearing how they do. I believe that, for us - without the right climate, it's quite difficult to get rhizomes back into growth. I certainly killed an H. bihai...
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  13. xf8u39

    Palm id and advice requied

    Did some hacking back of the Chamaerops today, it was really overgrown and becoming infested with Ivy. Anyway, gave me a chance to have a close look, nothing suspicious was found, also revealed...
    Did some hacking back of the Chamaerops today, it was really overgrown and becoming infested with Ivy. Anyway, gave me a chance to have a close look, nothing suspicious was found, also revealed the trunk of the Waggie, not much chance of checking out the top, but the bottom of the trunk appears...
    Did some hacking back of the Chamaerops today, it was really overgrown and becoming infested with Ivy. Anyway, gave me a chance to have a close look, nothing suspicious was found, also revealed the trunk of the Waggie, not much chance of...
    Did some hacking back of the Chamaerops today, it was really overgrown and becoming infested with Ivy. Anyway, gave me a chance to have a close look, nothing suspicious was found, also revealed...
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  14. GCHQ

    WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2017, a

    Old thread here :)
    Old thread here :)
    Old thread here :)
    Old thread here :)
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  15. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2017

    Yes, I tend to fall over in the dark! :snorky:
    Yes, I tend to fall over in the dark! :snorky:
    Yes, I tend to fall over in the dark! :snorky:
    Yes, I tend to fall over in the dark! :snorky:
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  16. PeterS
    Like x 12

    Gardens of the Amalfi Coast

    The one way system comes in during high season for all traffic and mid-season for buses/coaches. In the winter it's, anything goes.Last time we were there we stayed in Amalfi for Christmas. It...
    The one way system comes in during high season for all traffic and mid-season for buses/coaches. In the winter it's, anything goes.Last time we were there we stayed in Amalfi for Christmas. It was a wonderful time with all their traditional Christmas celebrations.This time we weren't there...
    The one way system comes in during high season for all traffic and mid-season for buses/coaches. In the winter it's, anything goes.Last time we were there we stayed in Amalfi for Christmas. It was a wonderful time with all their traditional...
    The one way system comes in during high season for all traffic and mid-season for buses/coaches. In the winter it's, anything goes.Last time we were there we stayed in Amalfi for Christmas. It...
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  17. PeterS
    Like x 9

    Whisley glasshouse

    Wow you were lucky to get a personal tour especially by someone that knows the place.
    Wow you were lucky to get a personal tour especially by someone that knows the place.
    Wow you were lucky to get a personal tour especially by someone that knows the place.
    Wow you were lucky to get a personal tour especially by someone that knows the place.
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  18. ARMANDII
    Like x 5

    CANNA - 2017

    Always worth experimenting though pete. :)
    Always worth experimenting though pete. :)
    Always worth experimenting though pete. :)
    Always worth experimenting though pete. :)
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  19. 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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  20. PeterS
    Like x 8

    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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