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  1. WeeTam
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    Yucca too big? Off with its head !

    Nice tree. I don't think I'd have had the courage to do it :)
    Nice tree. I don't think I'd have had the courage to do it :)
    Nice tree. I don't think I'd have had the courage to do it :)
    Nice tree. I don't think I'd have had the courage to do it :)
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  2. Ian Taylor

    something spiney

    I dont think Cats Claw should survive our winters. not quite sure I want something that quite invasive, we have a fence I would like something spikey and flowering that could stand sun and shade...
    I dont think Cats Claw should survive our winters. not quite sure I want something that quite invasive, we have a fence I would like something spikey and flowering that could stand sun and shade and our winters. I know thats asking a lot :).
    I dont think Cats Claw should survive our winters. not quite sure I want something that quite invasive, we have a fence I would like something spikey and flowering that could stand sun and shade and our winters. I know thats asking a lot :).
    I dont think Cats Claw should survive our winters. not quite sure I want something that quite invasive, we have a fence I would like something spikey and flowering that could stand sun and shade...
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  3. JWK

    Sarracenia overwintering

    Sarracenia are very tolerant of cold conditions if the crown is dry, many don't appreciate being cold and wet. The best place for them is an unheated greenhouse.I used to have an extensive...
    Sarracenia are very tolerant of cold conditions if the crown is dry, many don't appreciate being cold and wet. The best place for them is an unheated greenhouse.I used to have an extensive collection many years ago but I had to sell on. All being well I will be installing a couple of...
    Sarracenia are very tolerant of cold conditions if the crown is dry, many don't appreciate being cold and wet. The best place for them is an unheated greenhouse.I used to have an extensive collection many years ago but I had to sell on. All...
    Sarracenia are very tolerant of cold conditions if the crown is dry, many don't appreciate being cold and wet. The best place for them is an unheated greenhouse.I used to have an extensive...
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  4. Pebo

    What can I plant now.. Suggestions welcome.

    Chamaerops humulis ?
    Chamaerops humulis ?
    Chamaerops humulis ?
    Chamaerops humulis ?
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  5. hydrogardener

    Pineapple

    Apparently you can make them fruit at any time, within reason of course, by introducing ethylene gas. Ripe bananas, apples etc. give off this gas.
    Apparently you can make them fruit at any time, within reason of course, by introducing ethylene gas. Ripe bananas, apples etc. give off this gas.
    Apparently you can make them fruit at any time, within reason of course, by introducing ethylene gas. Ripe bananas, apples etc. give off this gas.
    Apparently you can make them fruit at any time, within reason of course, by introducing ethylene gas. Ripe bananas, apples etc. give off this gas.
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  6. Pebo

    Dracululus Vulgaris and Basjoo questions

    Hi Pete - up near Blackburn. Fire me a pm and I'll send you details Cheers Ben
    Hi Pete - up near Blackburn. Fire me a pm and I'll send you details Cheers Ben
    Hi Pete - up near Blackburn. Fire me a pm and I'll send you details Cheers Ben
    Hi Pete - up near Blackburn. Fire me a pm and I'll send you details Cheers Ben
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  7. Pebo

    Massive Basjoo in flower.. Manchester

    My thoughts are that a stem of that size is unlikely to have grown from the ground this year
    My thoughts are that a stem of that size is unlikely to have grown from the ground this year
    My thoughts are that a stem of that size is unlikely to have grown from the ground this year
    My thoughts are that a stem of that size is unlikely to have grown from the ground this year
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  8. Dips

    When should i bring my brug inside

    Not actually Brugs, and as longk says, quite a bit hardier.
    Not actually Brugs, and as longk says, quite a bit hardier.
    Not actually Brugs, and as longk says, quite a bit hardier.
    Not actually Brugs, and as longk says, quite a bit hardier.
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  9. Pebo

    My exotic project

    Phormiums are great for filling in the lower levelsSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Phormiums are great for filling in the lower levelsSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Phormiums are great for filling in the lower levelsSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Phormiums are great for filling in the lower levelsSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  10. TMAK

    Plant ID please

    Warm and tropical!
    Warm and tropical!
    Warm and tropical!
    Warm and tropical!
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  11. BenBaron

    Large Butia Capitata (ordorata)

    I would prefer one with more fronds giving it more of an arching effect, sell it and get a smaller one!!!:biggrin:
    I would prefer one with more fronds giving it more of an arching effect, sell it and get a smaller one!!!:biggrin:
    I would prefer one with more fronds giving it more of an arching effect, sell it and get a smaller one!!!:biggrin:
    I would prefer one with more fronds giving it more of an arching effect, sell it and get a smaller one!!!:biggrin:
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  12. BenBaron
    Like x 6

    Tree fern delivery

    First class Ben. I am envious. :dbgrtmb:
    First class Ben. I am envious. :dbgrtmb:
    First class Ben. I am envious. :dbgrtmb:
    First class Ben. I am envious. :dbgrtmb:
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  13. Zola

    Newbie Info

    What is an average winter like - temp wise? And a cold winter?Trachycarpus palms should be ok Chamaerops palms Quite a few bamboo species Tree ferns (Dicksonia) - with some...
    What is an average winter like - temp wise? And a cold winter?Trachycarpus palms should be ok Chamaerops palms Quite a few bamboo species Tree ferns (Dicksonia) - with some protection/fleecing Fatsia japonia Zantedescia & KniphofiaJust off the top of my head
    What is an average winter like - temp wise? And a cold winter?Trachycarpus palms should be ok Chamaerops palms Quite a few bamboo species Tree ferns (Dicksonia) - with some protection/fleecing Fatsia japonia Zantedescia & KniphofiaJust off...
    What is an average winter like - temp wise? And a cold winter?Trachycarpus palms should be ok Chamaerops palms Quite a few bamboo species Tree ferns (Dicksonia) - with some...
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  14. hydrogardener

    Figs

    I'd love a fig tree, I could eat figs by the lorry load (possibly not the best idea, I'd probably have an accident!!! :snork:). I was given 10 figs yesterday from a friends tree...they are simply delicious! :dbgrtmb:
    I'd love a fig tree, I could eat figs by the lorry load (possibly not the best idea, I'd probably have an accident!!! :snork:). I was given 10 figs yesterday from a friends tree...they are simply delicious! :dbgrtmb:
    I'd love a fig tree, I could eat figs by the lorry load (possibly not the best idea, I'd probably have an accident!!! :snork:). I was given 10 figs yesterday from a friends tree...they are simply delicious! :dbgrtmb:
    I'd love a fig tree, I could eat figs by the lorry load (possibly not the best idea, I'd probably have an accident!!! :snork:). I was given 10 figs yesterday from a friends tree...they are simply delicious! :dbgrtmb:
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  15. Liamesque

    Flamboyant leaves yellowing and falling

    Been there, done that!!!! :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Been there, done that!!!! :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Been there, done that!!!! :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Been there, done that!!!! :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
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  16. Lolimac
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    Brugmansia 2015

    I have two types of Brugs (Suavolens and Miss Emilie McKenzie). Both are from cuttings this year and I have also grown them as standards with clear stems until the 'Y' fork. In only 4 months or so...
    I have two types of Brugs (Suavolens and Miss Emilie McKenzie). Both are from cuttings this year and I have also grown them as standards with clear stems until the 'Y' fork. In only 4 months or so I am pretty impressed at the speed they grow and the numerous huge blooms they throw out. I will...
    I have two types of Brugs (Suavolens and Miss Emilie McKenzie). Both are from cuttings this year and I have also grown them as standards with clear stems until the 'Y' fork. In only 4 months or so I am pretty impressed at the speed they grow and...
    I have two types of Brugs (Suavolens and Miss Emilie McKenzie). Both are from cuttings this year and I have also grown them as standards with clear stems until the 'Y' fork. In only 4 months or so...
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  17. kindredspirit
    Like x 6

    Yucca Linearis.

    :blue thumb:Very nice indeed
    :blue thumb:Very nice indeed
    :blue thumb:Very nice indeed
    :blue thumb:Very nice indeed
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  18. Sihitch

    Problems with Cannas

    I think its a lot to do with temperature. I have two pots of Canna altensteinii, which were overwintered together as rhizomes. One pot was put outside after the last frost and is now one foot...
    I think its a lot to do with temperature. I have two pots of Canna altensteinii, which were overwintered together as rhizomes. One pot was put outside after the last frost and is now one foot high, and the other has been inside my conservatory, where its a lot warmer. The inside one reached 8...
    I think its a lot to do with temperature. I have two pots of Canna altensteinii, which were overwintered together as rhizomes. One pot was put outside after the last frost and is now one foot high, and the other has been inside my conservatory,...
    I think its a lot to do with temperature. I have two pots of Canna altensteinii, which were overwintered together as rhizomes. One pot was put outside after the last frost and is now one foot...
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  19. slugmuncher
    Like x 4

    My Yucca

    I did try to see which specimen we have but there are so many to trawl through I gave up. Anyhow my better half has now cut the flowering part right off as they had died, just hoping she has done...
    I did try to see which specimen we have but there are so many to trawl through I gave up. Anyhow my better half has now cut the flowering part right off as they had died, just hoping she has done the right thing :mute:. Time will tell!
    I did try to see which specimen we have but there are so many to trawl through I gave up. Anyhow my better half has now cut the flowering part right off as they had died, just hoping she has done the right thing :mute:. Time will tell!
    I did try to see which specimen we have but there are so many to trawl through I gave up. Anyhow my better half has now cut the flowering part right off as they had died, just hoping she has done...
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  20. bigbore

    banana plan

    You say its only a plug plant at this stage? Grow it on up until about mid Oct outside, or in the greenhouse, from then on watch the weather, if we should get some hard frost it might just need...
    You say its only a plug plant at this stage? Grow it on up until about mid Oct outside, or in the greenhouse, from then on watch the weather, if we should get some hard frost it might just need to be taken indoors for a few days, aim to keep it ticking over through the winter. That way by next...
    You say its only a plug plant at this stage? Grow it on up until about mid Oct outside, or in the greenhouse, from then on watch the weather, if we should get some hard frost it might just need to be taken indoors for a few days, aim to keep it...
    You say its only a plug plant at this stage? Grow it on up until about mid Oct outside, or in the greenhouse, from then on watch the weather, if we should get some hard frost it might just need...
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