Discussion in 'suburban75' started by mrs quoad, Apr 14, 2011.
Rhipsalis wins Favourite Office Plant
Think it would survive outside on a north facing wall?
Well at least the growth won't get out of hand ...
I see it's sometimes known as "mistletoe cactus" ...
Not a tree, bush or plant but still.
Comorant or Shag and why?
Cormorant, I reckon. Where did you see it?
Shags are quite a bit less common and tend to be coastal.
On the river Taff while having a stroll up from Cardiff
I'm erring towards Shag because of the headcrest
Hmmmmm I'm still thinking cormorant after watching this:
Identifying Cormorant and Shag | BTO - British Trust for Ornithology
He's got skin showing all around his eyeball and the feathers have a bronzey tinge and that looks like a flash of white on the thigh
There is a birdwatching thread...You might want to shove him in there!
This is in the garden of cousin who lives in New south wales Aus. Any ideas what it could be
Definitely a mallow of some kind ...
Hibiscus mutabilis ?
Image result for malvaceae Hibiscus mutabilis - Google Search
Mallow family - hibiscus, hollyhock etc ..
It's the cheese-shaped bud formation - even clearer in the seed pod.
Malvaceae: Mallow Family. Identify plants, flowers, shrubs, trees.
The leaf form is pretty diverse - to the extent that idiot cops in the USA have been known to mistake one form of hibiscus for cannabis.
Mind you, in the UK I've heard of at least one instance of someone having their tomato plants confiscated - and that in a country area ...
Cheers G.Green. cousin will be happy.
hibiscus moscheutos - these have appeared over the last few years - previously, the only hardy hibiscus was the shrubby h.syriacus. I think 'Disco Belle' was one of the first cultivars (there are many now but the 'Disco' series still reign supreme. Surprisingly easy from seed.
I am currently growing malvaviscus...or Turk's Cap - related to abutilon but a good doer in shade (unlike most of the malva tribe).
Any ideas what this might be? It grows flat to the ground and several of them have appeared over the winter on an area where I had some building work done. It's somewhere between 45cm and 60cm across. I'm on chalk, if that helps.
The flowers give it the look of a member of the carrot family - once umbelliferae, but now annoyingly "apiaceae " ...
Nice table Leafster
Thanks! It's from a company called Hartman.
The weird thing is the flower buds look a bit carroty, the foliage like parsley - perhaps even poppy / fumitory -like and the seed pods look like cleavers (sticky willy) - but the latter has no relatives with leaves like that.
I apparently knew a lot more about shrubs in 2011 than I do now.
This is still puzzling me. I asked my neighbours who are keen gardeners and they couldn't identify it and nor had they seen it growing in their garden.
I'm wondering if you're on to something with fumitory. The only trouble is the flowers on my specimen don't look right when you look at other fumitory photos.
My neighbours were so intrigued they've potted one up to see how it grows and if the flowers develop any more.
You could always stick it on iSpot to see if anyone can identify it
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Thanks! I'll check it out later.
If you get a picture of the flowers stick it on here so we can look it up
Coronopis didymus...or lepidium didymus, aka lesser swine cress. Does it have a pungent whiff? Cabbagey?
I did struggle to find a ground-hugging umbellifer ... I would hope a close-up of the flower petals would have given it away.
Possibly good for haemmerhoids apparently - if not for salad.
Thank you, Thank You! You're right it does have a whiffiness about it!
These lovely evergreen plants were here when I moved in. I have never found out what they are but I did notice something lovely this year. They are the home of the many ladybirds that live in the garden. The leaf/flower forms make perfect little homes.
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