What's looking exotic in August 2012

Discussion in 'Tropical Gardening' started by pete, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. strongylodon

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    Ensete Maurelii just gets bigger and bigger

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    Aloe Brevifolia in flower but partly hidden by the nana.
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    • pete

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

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      Like the Aloe Strongy, how hardy do you think?
       
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      Well its now been potted on in to a 40lt pot...:dbgrtmb::biggrin:

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      I've also moved my giant Brug (now at nearly 8ft) out of the greenhouse before it ripped the roof :heehee:, its now behind my Cannas in the most sheltered part of of the garden..

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      My young Tetrapanex is stilling making good progress too;

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        That needs potting on and all!!! They need to drink quite a lot, and I reckon it will stress unless it has more compost-to-plant ratio. Either way, I think its a good idea to give it its head - I'm guessing you are planning to plant it out next Spring?
         
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        Hi Kristen, yes the plan was to plant that out next spring, with it being young and realtively small I don't want to risk it this winter, thought I'd grow it on in a pot and give it winter protection...........................oh and yes I know it needs potting on :biggrin:, that will be done today :dbgrtmb:
         
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        Pete, the Aloe was one of two pups given to by Bob, remember him ? (North Devon).
        He said there wa a long wall nearby with Aloes planted all the way long it. It's probably milder there than here (frost pocket). Depending on the winter it should be relatively hardy but as we had -8/9c here last winter I think I'll overwinter them in the greenhouse or just leave one out and let it take it's chances.
         
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