What's looking Exotic in 2022

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  1. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I'm gonna get those pictures, my house was disappearing under Strelitzia, bougie, ginger, and a massive campsis, I had to sort it all out it was too much.
     
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      Is this you pete ?

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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        DSC_0037.JPG DSC_0038.JPG DSC_0270.JPG DSC_0166.JPG It crept up on me over the years.
         
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          It sure looked beautiful though. At one time you could only get the purple Bougie here, now you can't find it!
           
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            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            July 17.
            You can see the long new growths of the season and it was taking over the Strelitzia by September.
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              What do you protect the protea and strelitzia with Pete? Just a mulch?
               
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            • pete

              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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              A bit more elaborate I'm afraid, you have to preserve the top growth of both so a mulch wouldn't do the job.
              My makeshift sectional building. Open fronted and half roofed.
              Just gets the blankets on nights below zero.

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                pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                  That's excellent news! You can supply UK and I can cadge some cuttings over here :biggrin:
                   
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                    I left the large Strelitzia out and the small one in the greenhouse.
                    This is today, another two nights of -6 might kill it off.
                    The variegated Oleander seems unaffected so far.
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                        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                        He had been sitting next to one of my radiators all morning.:biggrin:
                         
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                          That's most interesting, Pete! :blue thumb: My Strelitzia in the kitchen is in no danger of being affected by the low temps of late! :biggrin: It's now 3-4 years old & getting a bit big for the position in the kitchen.
                           
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                            I'll have to dig out the old duvet!
                             
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