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Heuchera

Added on 28 Sep, 2014 | 5 photos

Genus: Heuchera.
Species: Heuchera americana.

Given to me by a friend in very bad state! Now it has recovered & looks fabulous!

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Oxalis 'Iron Cross'

Added on 29 Jul, 2014 | 4 photos

Genus: Oxalis.
Species: Oxalis.

I have had these little bulbs for a number of years now & I like them very much.

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Christmas Cactus

Added on 20 Mar, 2014 | 4 photos

Species: Schlumbergera x buckleyi.

I have been growing Christmas Cacti (Schlumbergera x buckleyi) for many years (probably more than 10) & this...

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Snowdrops

Added on 18 Feb, 2014 | 7 photos

Genus: Galanthus.
Species: Galanthus elwesii.

Some were given to me in 2013 & some more in 2014. They all grow on my balcony at home.

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Pumpkin 'Jack O'Lantern'

Added on 3 Nov, 2013 | 7 photos

Genus: Cucurbita.
Species: Cucurbita maxima.

Pumpkins 'Jack O'Lantern' all lit up!

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Lily

Added on 3 Feb, 2013 | 1 photo

Genus: Lilium.
Species: Lilium.

Lilies growing on our balcony in Spain during 1990-1

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Tulip

Added on 3 Feb, 2013 | 8 photos

Genus: Tulipa.
Species: Tulipa polychroma.

Tulips growing on my balcony

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Tiger Lily

Added on 2 Feb, 2013 | 3 photos

Genus: Lilium.
Species: Lilium.

These Tiger Lilies grew on our balcony in Spain during 1991

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Chrysanthemum

Added on 25 Aug, 2012 | 2 photos

Genus: Chrysanthemum.
Species: Chrysanthemum.

A present from a Spanish lady who I helped with her English while she lived here nearby for a month.

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Guzmania

Added on 25 Aug, 2012 | 2 photos

Genus: Guzmania.
Species: Guzmania lingulata.

A Spanish lady who spent a month living very close to us gave me the plant as a thank you present for helping he...

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Sweet Pea 'Explorer Mix'

Added on 28 Jun, 2012 | 4 photos

Genus: Lathyrus.
Species: Lathyrus odoratus.

Sweetpeas which are growing & flowering on my balcony at home.

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Poppy

Added on 17 Jun, 2012 | 4 photos

The Poppies here are growing on the allotment I share with my friend Gerry.

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Godetia (Azalea flowered)

Added on 5 Nov, 2011 | 5 photos

Species: Godetia.

I grow these on my balcony most years as my wife likes them a lot. This year I've grown some on the allotme...

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China Pink

Added on 18 Aug, 2011 | 1 photo

Genus: Dianthus.
Species: Dianthus chinensis.

From a packet of seeds my wife brought me back from Spain in 2010.

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Morning Glory 2

Added on 2 Aug, 2011 | 2 photos

This lovely Morning Glory comes in various colours.

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Petunia

Added on 28 May, 2011 | 1 photo

Genus: Petunia.
Species: Petunia.

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Clematis tangutica (Yellow flowers)

Added on 8 Mar, 2011 | 6 photos

Genus: Clematis.
Species: Clematis tangutica.

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African Violets

Added on 3 Oct, 2010 | 9 photos

Genus: Saintpaulia.
Species: Saintpaulia ionantha.

I have a number of these African Violets in our kitchen window.

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Morning Glory

Added on 1 Sep, 2010 | 5 photos

Genus: Ipomoea.
Species: Ipomoea purpurea.

One of the many flowers that are now opening daily on my balcony.

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Camellia

Added on 29 Mar, 2010 | 3 photos

Genus: Camellia.
Species: Camellia japonica.

This Camellia, Dr King, was a birthday present from my wife a couple of years ago. I haven't seen a single ...

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Calamondin

Added on 19 Mar, 2010 | 4 photos

Species: Citrofortunella microcarpa.

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Rose miniature

Added on 13 Mar, 2010 | 14 photos

Genus: Rosa.
Species: Rosa.

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Dragon tree

Added on 13 Mar, 2010 | 2 photos

Genus: Dracaena.
Species: Dracaena marginata.

Dracaena marginata or Dragon tree, to give it its popular/common name has lived in our living-room for 5 or 6 ye...

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Crocus

Added on 8 Mar, 2010 | 20 photos

Genus: Crocus.
Species: Crocus chrysanthus.

I have had Crocuses growing on my balcony for many years now & they never cease to cheer me up at the end of...

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Poinsettia

Added on 19 Dec, 2009 | 4 photos

Genus: Euphorbia.
Species: Euphorbia pulcherrima.

A plant left by a friend after he left us. It now grows in the kitchen.
I found this page very interesting. It...

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Christmas Cactus

Added on 17 Nov, 2009 | 13 photos

Species: Christmas Cactus.

Christmas Cactus growing in my kitchen a couple of years ago. This year they have only just started to flower.

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Amaryllis red & white

Added on 8 Nov, 2009 | 70 photos

Genus: Amaryllis.
Species: Amaryllis.

An older photo of 2 Amaryllis flowering in February 2007.

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Spider plant

Added on 25 Aug, 2009 | 3 photos

Genus: Chlorophytum.
Species: Chlorophytum comosum.

I have had these growing in my kitchen for at least 3 or 4 years now.

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Wandering Jew

Added on 21 Aug, 2009 | 9 photos

Species: Trandescantia Zebrina.

This plant is growing in my kitchen on top of the fridge/freezer.

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African Queen

Added on 25 Jul, 2009 | 5 photos

Genus: Phygelius.
Species: Phygelius rectus African Queen.

I've grown Phygelius rectus African Queen on my balcony this year for the first time. I quite like the smal...

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Carnation

Added on 18 Jul, 2009 | 10 photos

Genus: Dianthus.
Species: Dianthus caryophyllus.

I have been growing Carnations on my balcony for years. My wife really loves them, says they remind her a lot o...

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Ten Week Stock

Added on 14 Jul, 2009 | 4 photos

Genus: Matthiola.
Species: Matthiola incana.

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Gloxinia

Added on 13 Jun, 2009 | 4 photos

Species: Sinningia speciosa.

I have two plants of Gloxinia that my wife bought at the supermarket where she works. They were reduced & on...

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Nasturtium

Added on 6 Jun, 2009 | 11 photos

Genus: Tropaeolum.
Species: Tropaeolum majus.

I first grew Nasturtiums as a boy at school. Since then I've grown them many a time. Just last year I had a...

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Snapdragon

Added on 6 Jun, 2009 | 9 photos

Genus: Antirrhinum.
Species: Antirrhinum majus.

I don't have any plants in flower yet, they are all small seedlings but everybody knows what Snapdragons lo...

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Larkspur

Added on 2 Jun, 2009 | 7 photos

Genus: Delphinium.
Species: delphinium.

I have started growing Larkspur for the first time on my balcony this year. They are still seedlings but I hope ...

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Easter cactus

Added on 30 May, 2009 | 4 photos

Species: Schlubergera.

I have a lot of these growing on my balcony. Most came from "cutting" found on the shelves in a local ...

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Golden Conifer

Added on 29 May, 2009 | 4 photos

Genus: Cupressus.
Species: Cupressus macrocarpa.

I have had three of these Conifer growing on my balcony for 5 or 6 years.

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Sunflower bicolour

Added on 26 May, 2009 | 4 photos

Genus: Helianthus.
Species: Helianthus annuus.

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Fuchsia

Added on 1 May, 2009 | 62 photos

Genus: Fuchsia.
Species: Fuchsia.

I like to grow Fuchsias & have grown many on my balcony over the years.

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Regal Pelargonium Angel

Added on 27 Apr, 2009 | 11 photos

Species: Regal Pelargonium Angel type.

Regal Pelargonium Angel type that were very, very popular just 5 years ago. I still have the original 3 plants m...

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Gadiolus

Added on 26 Apr, 2009 | 6 photos

Genus: Gladiolus.
Species: Gladiolus grandiflorus.

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Begonia (Fibrous rooted)

Added on 21 Apr, 2009 | 4 photos

Genus: Begonia.
Species: Begonia.

These fibrous rooted Begonias flowered so well during the summer that I put them in pots & brought them into...

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Ivy Leaf Geranium

Added on 16 Apr, 2009 | 9 photos

Species: Ivy Leaf Geranium.

I've been growing Ivy Leaf Geraniums on my balcony since 2003 at least. I have two conical hanging baskets ...

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Pansy

Added on 14 Apr, 2009 | 29 photos

Genus: Viola.
Species: Viola x wittrockiana.

I grow lots of Pansies on my balcony!

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Sunflower

Added on 13 Apr, 2009 | 18 photos

Genus: Helianthus.
Species: Helianthus annuus.

I grew some sunflowers on my balcony during the summer of 2004 when I took part in the Gardener's World see...

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Tomato

Added on 12 Apr, 2009 | 22 photos

Genus: Solanum.
Species: Solanum lycopersicum.

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Grape Hyacinth

Added on 12 Apr, 2009 | 5 photos

Genus: Muscari.
Species: Muscari neglectum.

Underplanted in a pot of mint!

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Hyacinth

Added on 12 Apr, 2009 | 4 photos

Species: Hyacinth Orientalis.

Look lovely on my balcony!

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Cosmos

Added on 11 Apr, 2009 | 8 photos

Genus: Cosmos.
Species: Cosmos.

Last year on the BBC Gardener's World programme they were holding a trial of the performance of a particula...

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Daffodil

Added on 10 Apr, 2009 | 30 photos

Species: Daffodil.

Daffodils are a joy to behold in the spring. I always have a few on my balcony, unfortunately, due to limited sp...

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Rose Fred Loads

Added on 10 Apr, 2009 | 11 photos

Genus: Rosa.
Species: Rosa.

This has to be my favourite rose of all time! It's called Fred Loads. It's a very big rose & can e...

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Amaryllis

Added on 10 Apr, 2009 | 73 photos

Genus: Amaryllis.
Species: Amaryllis Hippeastrum.

You can see some of the photos I have uploaded of this wonderful bulb.

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Viola

Added on 10 Apr, 2009 | 17 photos

Genus: Viola.
Species: Viola.

I've grown may of these this spring.

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Busy Lizzie

Added on 10 Apr, 2009 | 31 photos

Genus: Impatiens.
Species: Impatiens walleriana.

I've grown Busy Lizzies since I began gardening & the only ones that existed were the deep pink form th...

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Glory of the snow

Added on 6 Apr, 2009 | 1 photo

Genus: Chionodoxa.
Species: Chionodoxa luciliae.

I bought a packet of 20 in 2007 & planted them in a couple of my plant containers (for want of a better name...