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As you know I love exotic/ foreign plants!

can someone give me suggestions on what to try? Thanks image



  • all suggestions are appreciated image

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,829

    The most exotic I have is a Bird of Paradise, and have sown some seeds of the Pitcher plant.

    As the title suggests, exotic usual means plants from warmer climates, do you have those conditions, unfortunately I don't! 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Me too I have a bird of paradise as well as a curry plant and a date palm tre image

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  • Really I'm just looking out for a new challenge image

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,829

    I did buy a fig tree but it refuses to grow outside, don't know if I can accommodate it in a few years time!!

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • do you know the type? I've heard ficus 'brown turkey' is a good type to try in the UK image

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,829

    That's mine, but when I put it out in the Spring, the leaves died off as a new one grew, so the bottom ones dropped off, I brought it in the conservatory and its growing lovely, even has three baby figs on it now.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • That's great to hear! I would guess this year if not next year you should get your own full sized figs! I remember I went to the south of France and I saw a massive tree covered in them! I tried one and it was great! image
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,564

    Ryan, have a look at this website.

    A really good , informative and very witty site. He's not selling anything but I'm sure you'll love it.

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