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  1. Richard360

    Colocasia Gigateae Elepant Ear Alocasia.

    :thumbsup: ta Longk , I think more to come as well :love30: I will take another photo September Lets hope I get it through another winter , wont be much space left in the greenhouse though :snork:
    :thumbsup: ta Longk , I think more to come as well :love30: I will take another photo September Lets hope I get it through another winter , wont be much space left in the greenhouse though :snork:
    :thumbsup: ta Longk , I think more to come as well :love30: I will take another photo September Lets hope I get it through another winter , wont be much space left in the greenhouse though :snork:
    :thumbsup: ta Longk , I think more to come as well :love30: I will take another photo September Lets hope I get it through another winter , wont be much space left in the greenhouse though :snork:
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  2. Butterfly6

    Tropical garden Novice

    Daylilys look quite tropical and so do Crocosmias and both are fully hardy.
    Daylilys look quite tropical and so do Crocosmias and both are fully hardy.
    Daylilys look quite tropical and so do Crocosmias and both are fully hardy.
    Daylilys look quite tropical and so do Crocosmias and both are fully hardy.
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  3. Marley Farley
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    How to Germinate a Mango...!

    Well from what I've heard so far it looks like my mango and avocado are destined to remain indoors as house plants....trees!! Now that's worrying, lol.
    Well from what I've heard so far it looks like my mango and avocado are destined to remain indoors as house plants....trees!! Now that's worrying, lol.
    Well from what I've heard so far it looks like my mango and avocado are destined to remain indoors as house plants....trees!! Now that's worrying, lol.
    Well from what I've heard so far it looks like my mango and avocado are destined to remain indoors as house plants....trees!! Now that's worrying, lol.
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  4. sal73
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    Tony`s Tropicals plants

    Tony is Legend :dbgrtmb: Plus he plays the Squeeze box and trumpet :wub2: TOP MAN
    Tony is Legend :dbgrtmb: Plus he plays the Squeeze box and trumpet :wub2: TOP MAN
    Tony is Legend :dbgrtmb: Plus he plays the Squeeze box and trumpet :wub2: TOP MAN
    Tony is Legend :dbgrtmb: Plus he plays the Squeeze box and trumpet :wub2: TOP MAN
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  5. 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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  6. sal73

    Lapageria

    I've just found buds on mine!! :hapfeet::hapydancsmil::yahoo::yes:
    I've just found buds on mine!! :hapfeet::hapydancsmil::yahoo::yes:
    I've just found buds on mine!! :hapfeet::hapydancsmil::yahoo::yes:
    I've just found buds on mine!! :hapfeet::hapydancsmil::yahoo::yes:
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  7. al n
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    Took delivery of my jungle!!

    Thanks Pete & John, very nice of you to say!!Made up with the lovely comments on my garden from all of you! :ccheers: :dancy: :hapydancsmil: :hapydancsmil: :hapydancsmil: :spinning: :spinning: :spinning: :wub2: :yahoo:And thanks again to sal, I know where to order my plants from...
    Thanks Pete & John, very nice of you to say!!Made up with the lovely comments on my garden from all of you! :ccheers: :dancy: :hapydancsmil: :hapydancsmil: :hapydancsmil: :spinning: :spinning: :spinning: :wub2: :yahoo:And thanks again to sal, I know where to order my plants from now when I come to do my front garden! :blue thumb:
    Thanks Pete & John, very nice of you to say!!Made up with the lovely comments on my garden from all of you! :ccheers: :dancy: :hapydancsmil: :hapydancsmil: :hapydancsmil: :spinning: :spinning: :spinning: :wub2: :yahoo:And thanks again to sal, I know where to order my plants from now when I come to do my front garden! :blue thumb:
    Thanks Pete & John, very nice of you to say!!Made up with the lovely comments on my garden from all of you! :ccheers: :dancy: :hapydancsmil: :hapydancsmil: :hapydancsmil: :spinning: :spinning: :spinning: :wub2: :yahoo:And thanks again to sal, I know where to order my plants from...
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  8. roders

    I want to grow a Pineapple.

    You can get a Pineapple at Asda for £0.95 :biggrin: When they were first grown in Europe in the 1700's, it was virtually worth it's weight in gold. Special hothouses were built, called pinery's I think, to...
    You can get a Pineapple at Asda for £0.95 :biggrin: When they were first grown in Europe in the 1700's, it was virtually worth it's weight in gold. Special hothouses were built, called pinery's I think, to slowly grow them. You can still see carved pineapples on the gate posts of older houses, a real...
    You can get a Pineapple at Asda for £0.95 :biggrin: When they were first grown in Europe in the 1700's, it was virtually worth it's weight in gold. Special hothouses were built, called pinery's I think, to slowly grow them. You can still see carved...
    You can get a Pineapple at Asda for £0.95 :biggrin: When they were first grown in Europe in the 1700's, it was virtually worth it's weight in gold. Special hothouses were built, called pinery's I think, to...
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  9. Daisies

    keeping bananas

    yes, she eats them all! She loves all fruit, and carrots too! Between her and the birds, we rarely got any loganberries! And I've seen her on her back legs, front legs in the air, stretching...
    yes, she eats them all! She loves all fruit, and carrots too! Between her and the birds, we rarely got any loganberries! And I've seen her on her back legs, front legs in the air, stretching her head up for grapes! :D
    yes, she eats them all! She loves all fruit, and carrots too! Between her and the birds, we rarely got any loganberries! And I've seen her on her back legs, front legs in the air, stretching her head up for grapes! :D
    yes, she eats them all! She loves all fruit, and carrots too! Between her and the birds, we rarely got any loganberries! And I've seen her on her back legs, front legs in the air, stretching...
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  11. Banana Man

    Relax...eat a banana....

    BM I don't know, but from the workers' reactions I think they are nasty ones! :eek: :eek: :eek: :D-------------- shiney
    BM I don't know, but from the workers' reactions I think they are nasty ones! :eek: :eek: :eek: :D-------------- shiney
    BM I don't know, but from the workers' reactions I think they are nasty ones! :eek: :eek: :eek: :D-------------- shiney
    BM I don't know, but from the workers' reactions I think they are nasty ones! :eek: :eek: :eek: :D-------------- shiney
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  12. Kristen

    What's Looking Exotic In October 2013

    I'm also certain that I've had longer inflorescences on Hedychium greenii in previous years, but mine have been like yours this year ... apart from their ease of propagation if they don't improve...
    I'm also certain that I've had longer inflorescences on Hedychium greenii in previous years, but mine have been like yours this year ... apart from their ease of propagation if they don't improve I'm going to find them a new owner :)
    I'm also certain that I've had longer inflorescences on Hedychium greenii in previous years, but mine have been like yours this year ... apart from their ease of propagation if they don't improve I'm going to find them a new owner :)
    I'm also certain that I've had longer inflorescences on Hedychium greenii in previous years, but mine have been like yours this year ... apart from their ease of propagation if they don't improve...
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  13. Sirius
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    Aloes

    I think you are right with Brevifolia Sirius. It will be interesting to see how they have fared in a month or so.
    I think you are right with Brevifolia Sirius. It will be interesting to see how they have fared in a month or so.
    I think you are right with Brevifolia Sirius. It will be interesting to see how they have fared in a month or so.
    I think you are right with Brevifolia Sirius. It will be interesting to see how they have fared in a month or so.
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  14. wiseowl

    Red Banana Plants

    No Sirius , you will receive a mummyfied roots , all the plants on that cataloque are dormant rizhomas , in nature many plants are dry them self in the dry season and come back with the monson season.
    No Sirius , you will receive a mummyfied roots , all the plants on that cataloque are dormant rizhomas , in nature many plants are dry them self in the dry season and come back with the monson season.
    No Sirius , you will receive a mummyfied roots , all the plants on that cataloque are dormant rizhomas , in nature many plants are dry them self in the dry season and come back with the monson season.
    No Sirius , you will receive a mummyfied roots , all the plants on that cataloque are dormant rizhomas , in nature many plants are dry them self in the dry season and come back with the monson season.
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  15. al n

    gunnera, good idea or not?

    I'd vote for Gunnera. I had one by the pond in our last garden and although dramatic, it didn't dominate. Sadly we had to move in such a hurry that I left it behind. Luckily, I'd given a piece to...
    I'd vote for Gunnera. I had one by the pond in our last garden and although dramatic, it didn't dominate. Sadly we had to move in such a hurry that I left it behind. Luckily, I'd given a piece to a local Buddhist retreat centre. As it was planted next to the reed bed treatment pond it did grow...
    I'd vote for Gunnera. I had one by the pond in our last garden and although dramatic, it didn't dominate. Sadly we had to move in such a hurry that I left it behind. Luckily, I'd given a piece to a local Buddhist retreat centre. As it was...
    I'd vote for Gunnera. I had one by the pond in our last garden and although dramatic, it didn't dominate. Sadly we had to move in such a hurry that I left it behind. Luckily, I'd given a piece to...
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  16. TMAK

    Starting a tropical looking garden

    Out of curiosity what colour would ye suggest to paint the fence ?Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Out of curiosity what colour would ye suggest to paint the fence ?Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Out of curiosity what colour would ye suggest to paint the fence ?Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Out of curiosity what colour would ye suggest to paint the fence ?Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  17. DUBMAN2011

    plumeria seeds

    Cool :D
    Cool :D
    Cool :D
    Cool :D
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  18. 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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  19. sal73

    Rare Plants

    Ha ha ha!! You're beginning to see it as I do!
    Ha ha ha!! You're beginning to see it as I do!
    Ha ha ha!! You're beginning to see it as I do!
    Ha ha ha!! You're beginning to see it as I do!
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  20. Banana Man

    Banana Man's April Hideout....

    Banana man do skunk cabbage spread?I'm thinking of planting it the other side of the stream.All the best mate...daz
    Banana man do skunk cabbage spread?I'm thinking of planting it the other side of the stream.All the best mate...daz
    Banana man do skunk cabbage spread?I'm thinking of planting it the other side of the stream.All the best mate...daz
    Banana man do skunk cabbage spread?I'm thinking of planting it the other side of the stream.All the best mate...daz
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