WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2015

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  1. PeterS

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    It can make a mess on my car anytime. :biggrin:
     
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    @PeterS , I came back to find about 30 flowers had come and gone and they were stuck to each other and my fingers were sticky after removing them, if you want some for your car I can send some (sticky flowers I mean!!!):biggrin:

    Nice to see Jacaranda and Delonix with some flowers as both are out of their main season and the surprise was to see so many Plumeria (Frangipani). I think Cyprus is about their northern limit.
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    There were also some mature Ficus benjamina, (weeping Fig) with fruits/nuts.
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    A summer flowering Acacia.
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    Double flowered Bougainvillea in the hotel grounds, hope my cuttings take!!
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      Strongy - that's very kind, but I regret I must say no. I have such limited space in my conservatory, that I am going to have to throw out some old faithfuls anyway. My plants are all getting bigger and outgrowing the space. I bought several small plants back from Madeira earlier this year, such as Thunbergia coccinea, which was only 6 inches high, but in the 4 months since its grown to nearer 5 feet :snork:.
       
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        I know the feeling, I don't have much more space but I still bring cuttings and seeds back,
        This time just Oleander and Bougainvillea plus some Bauhinia seeds.:smile:
         
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        Never realised weeping fig had seed pods like that, always assumed figs had a fruit like seed.
         
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        :wub2: The Plumeria! I keep trying with them, the idea being to get one to be a tree big enough to walk under. Fat chance of that :biggrin: If or when the Ensete dies, I've earmarked the spot to try a Plumeria outside but thoroughly protected through winter. As the difficult bit with potted plants is judging water requirements, I'm hoping the mulch/overcoat combination will work:fingers crossed:
         
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          Thinking Brachychiton for the Fig strongy:biggrin:
           
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            My mistake @pete, the leaves look very much like Ficus Ben but I should have realised that the fruit/nuts don't, they are much smaller and round. :redface:
             
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              Not sure if this counts as exotic.....

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                My little Bougainvillea cutting from Cyprus in August has decided to flower, the only one to strike as the others rotted. I hope it is the one where it flowers between the leaves instead of at the ends of the branches like the usual varieties.
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                  Hi Clive, nice to see its rooted.
                  Just wondering,....... seen cutting of all types of thing do this, flower then rapidly die.:frown:

                  Think I'd pinch the flowers off.:scratch::smile:
                   
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                    i was waiting to see the real colour of the bract and then take them off as it is obviously using up energy at the wrong time of year.
                     
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                      Bougainvilleas in the conservatory.
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                      After I picked my three lemons last November I cut the plant back as it was going to be too big at 3x3ft. There was one flower bud left which has just opened. Perhaps I'll be picking another next November! it hasn't stopped sending up new growth either.
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                        The Variegated Bougie you gave me at Shiny's is still going well Clive.
                        I picked my one lemon just before christmas.:biggrin:
                         
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                          I hoped it had, my two large ones haven't flowered yet, just the smaller one.:smile:
                           
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