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Name: janet
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rosieann99
Aug 25, 2016 11:00 AM CST
hi i'm new on the site from north west uk i have quite a few of these plants they from south africa fantastic colours can flower for 10months a year likes heat but not sun and not alot of watering also love cane begonia's and rex's and impatiens ie parrot plant any one else likes this type of house plants?
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gasrocks
Aug 25, 2016 11:01 AM CST
Welcome. That is one long sentence. Any pix? Gene
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sallyg
Sep 2, 2016 12:20 AM CST
Hi there. I like streptocarpus, too. They grow very happily under my plant light in fall and winter, then set buds and can flower for many weeks in my bedroom in winter-spring. But I killed them by putting them out in our heat- our heat I think is more heat than yours.
Like the cane begonias too, have three kinds at the moment, multiple pots.
Rex, haven't done much with, but would enjoy I'm sure. I do have a small beefsteak.
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purpleinopp
Sep 2, 2016 7:52 AM CST
Hi & welcome! I don't have any Streptocarpus but if I saw one, I would want it. IDK a thing about those.

Begonias are some of my favs, for sure, they don't mind 99° days, stagnant nights & soupy humidity.
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gitagal
Sep 4, 2016 8:01 PM CST
Sally--I can give you a bigger Beefsteak Begonia--if you want. Fresh off the grill.... Rolling on the floor laughing
I have several--in different sizes. I am always rooting their leaves ....

My big, old one is almost all fat, curled, snaky stem...I want to break it off and root
the fat stem and let the original grow on. Not sure this would be wise????
That is just how somw Begonias grow--right???? input?

LMK before Saturday. G.
Name: janet
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rosieann99
Sep 8, 2016 2:56 PM CST
hi thankyou for your emails got some photos of begonias the 1st is snowcap a cane begonias, the next one is called red tempest a super rex begonia 3rd one are streps this group flowers all year called the crystal series the last photo is a plant called primulina japanese which is smaller than streps
all my plants as 1st year plugs
my streptacarpus are inbetween flower at the moment as soon they are i will post the different colours
Thank You!
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Hamwild
Sep 8, 2016 3:28 PM CST
I'm not sure why, but the third picture isn't loading for me. It says it failed to load?
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Sep 8, 2016 5:04 PM CST
Those Begonias are gorgeous!
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rosieann99
Sep 9, 2016 4:05 AM CST
hi sorry about that put them on again
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Hamwild
Sep 9, 2016 8:30 AM CST
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purpleinopp
Sep 9, 2016 12:06 PM CST
That last pic looks like one from a magazine.
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Name: janet
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rosieann99
Sep 9, 2016 3:17 PM CST
hi this last picture was taken on my landing upstairs, i bought it this year, it was only 1inch high a plug, i put it in a pot of peat (10cm pot) with perlite and vermiculite mix , put it on a saucer in water weekly and use african violet liquid feed every 2 weeks, during flowering season
for all my plants takes me an hour to water them!!
i will post photo's of other plants, as soon as they come into flower
got about 60 house plants last count
here a photo of ones in my porch http://garden.org/i/s/smily.gif
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Name: janet
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rosieann99
Sep 9, 2016 3:31 PM CST
hi forgot to ask everyone i collect ceramic pots to put my indoor plants into but they have to be animal shaped ones
in the photo there two elephants
i also have sheep pot.cow,frog,tortoise, a pig, shells,hippo and a fish
does anyone else collect these? love to hear from you all Hurray!
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Hamwild
Sep 9, 2016 4:24 PM CST
I swear I have a bear pot somewhere... I need to find it. *Blush*
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Hamwild
Sep 9, 2016 4:26 PM CST
rosieann99 said:hi this last picture was taken on my landing upstairs, i bought it this year, it was only 1inch high a plug, i put it in a pot of peat (10cm pot) with perlite and vermiculite mix , put it on a saucer in water weekly and use african violet liquid feed every 2 weeks, during flowering season
for all my plants takes me an hour to water them!!
i will post photo's of other plants, as soon as they come into flower
got about 60 house plants last count
here a photo of ones in my porch http://garden.org/i/s/smily.gif
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I like the frogs!

Name: Sally
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sallyg
Sep 9, 2016 5:17 PM CST
nice pots!
I don't really collect any certain pots. I do like the McCoy look
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and have some EO Brody vases and dishes
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Name: janet
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rosieann99
Sep 10, 2016 2:37 PM CST
hi love to see your photos, i search every charity shop in town i live by the seaside
we have plenty of charity shops, do you have them in your towns. im looking for books on orchids now great houseplant have 8 of those enclose photo
forgot to say got a wheelbarrow pot one as well, i wonder if they were Sighing! popular many years ago, love a bear one
i nearly got a snail pot but some one beat me to it still looking Sighing!
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Hamwild
Sep 10, 2016 2:42 PM CST
I am an orchid killer sadly. I think I saw a butterfly shaped pot at Home Depot the other day, but their pots are expensive. Glare

We have a few stores here that I think would be called charity shops, but it isn't very often that I find pots there. Sad
Name: Sally
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sallyg
Sep 10, 2016 7:42 PM CST
We have several charity shops here. Sometime's they are pretty savvy about stuff though, and put 'better' things on ebay. I had a phase of going to charity shops for green or 'milk' glass, and made a little collection.
I found terra cotta wine bottle coolers at charity. I use them as toilet brush holders though. I love terra cotta and its the right shape.
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Name: janet
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rosieann99
Sep 11, 2016 5:33 AM CST
hi everyone my friend took me to my 1st charity shop 12years ago, you have to look to make sure they not chipped im bit of an addict now.
my friend like me a garden nut, we go to some of the big garden show, and have been on holidays to see gardens of scotland,wales and cornwall. Will put cornish pictures up soon, going to last garden show of the year this friday,to town of harrogate in yorkshire
i got 8 orchids 1st one nick my son bought me, rest are rescued from retailers at bargains price
but make sure they come with there pots, i put mine into water weekly, use an over size pot, then spray the leaves and dry them off with a tissue stop stem rot. then leave them on draining board to get rid of access water this is my 1st year with orchids and once a month give orchids a feed put it into the water
2 are in flower other 6 are in rest time, photo coming of the one in the fish pot :hurray:
love all you chats
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