What's looking exotic in 2016

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  1. Anthony Rogers

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    Hi Richard,

    Your garden is stunning :)

    What's the pink flowered plant please ?
     
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    • Richard360

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      Thank you very much
      The pink flower is just a dahlia but it's s big flower probably 12 inch across
       
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        Still doing well! Mine hasn't even started doing well here this summer!

        Looks better than mine does although mine is still outdoors..............
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          Brugmansia Flower Dream, kristen gave this to me:

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          No pot of gold...
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            Gynura aurantica. I think this is a really sweet plant. Likes plenty of sun and humidity, but apparently the flowers smell awful - I haven't had any yet.

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            A ginger flowering outside - the rhizome bought some years ago was just described as orange.

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            Curcuma (alismatifolia - I think). Anyone had experience of these? Its a member of the ginger family, along with Tumeric (Curcuma longa). I saw them some time ago and was under the impression that the rhizomes were difficult to get back into grown in the following spring. But a recent Google gives no indication of that, and implies they are an easy plant.

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            I have been busy bringing my tender plants inside for the winter, and am only part way through. Its a long job because you have to make the difficult decision of what to keep and what to lose, as I have more plants than will fit in my conservatory.
             
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                That's lovely collection you have there
                 
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                    JazzSi - they are lovely, especially the more unusual sanguinea. Being a winter flowerer it's quite difficult to display without a suitable conservatory.

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                    There is obviously not as much colour around at this time of the year, but this Bougainvillea is cheerful. It seems to have flowered several times this year.

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                    Calamondin - the first fruit for some time.

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                    Alygoyne. This has been outside all summer and flowered well. I just dug it up three days ago and bought it inside, but it's still flowering.

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                    Anthurium. This has been a real winner this year. The red bracts are virtually permanent. The big question now is can I keep it over the winter. Sources seem to say it needs a minimum of 16C, which it won't be getting.
                     
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                      I picked two more Lemons a couple of days ago which seemed to be ripe, the first one didn't have the strong flavour of commercial ones but at least they are home grown.:smile:
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                      My Bougainvillea, a cutting from Mallorca two years ago, is also flowering well.
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                      I wonder if this, just rooted, cutting from N Cyprus will grow as fast.
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                        There are still a few things in flower. Aechmea fasciata is really weird and wonderful.

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                        The Shrimp Plant - Beleperone guttata

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                        Anthurium - looks like plastic - but lasts a very long time.

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                        Alyogyne huegelii still going.
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                        Bougainvillea - its useful having more than one because they seem to flower independantly at intervals.

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                        I have this dark red and a pink Mandevilla currently in bloom - but I can't always keep them over the winter.
                         
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                          I like the bougie @PeterS , its better than the one I have, mine flowers along the stems, yours appears to flower as a terminal flower.
                           
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                            I think that's only luck Pete. I bet next year it doesn't do that. :biggrin: Mine are indoors of course. But they are very easy and rewarding plants. But can get pretty big - not to mention scratchy. I find them slightly unpredictable. One year my two big ones didn't flower at all, then the next year they were superb over a very long period.
                             
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                              Canarina canariensis.................
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