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MedwayNPJ1
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Post by MedwayNPJ1 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:48 pm

icon_tomato Afternoon. Joined from Medway. Not the hub of the tropical world so I do my best to make it as tropical as I can. Need some ideas of plants I would like to grow, shouldn’t grow in the UK and help when it’s going wrong. My ‘tropical’ allows some very British plants as well!


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Post by tatter » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:00 pm

Welcome to the forum Medway .Plants it all depends on what you call Tropical and what look you want to achieve.
Jungle/Mediteraian /Arid or a mixture/ Plenty of so called British plant can be incorporated .Fatsia varieties /red hot pokers/coleus/spider plants annuals are endless. You are probably in a more favourable location than a lot of us so you have a wide range. Do you have any particular plants in mind.
Plenty of help available just ask away. icon_thumleft icon_salut
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Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:15 pm

Echo Tatter''s greeting and comments. Don't be afraid to ask.... :wink: Most of us are a right bunch of know-it-alls when it comes to exotics and even the not so exotic. (I've dared to mention Forsythia more than once on this forum :lol:)


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Post by chainsaw kid » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:48 pm

Welcome Medway, wasn't there a famous sea battle called the Medway? Any way I digress, before we can help we need to know what sort of soil you have and what your minimum temperatures are in the winter. icon_thumright
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Post by Chez2 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:45 pm

Hello. We have quite a few hardy perrenials to support our tropical style plants. I like large leaves so use hostas and ligularia. I struggle for shade but Ive managed to squeeze a brunnera in under everything else.

I look at designs I like then try to find a suitable plant that looks similar but more suited to our conditions.


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