Discussion in 'suburban75' started by mrs quoad, Apr 14, 2011.
They're euphorbia Rutita1 (aka spurge)
Beat me to it Callie!
Thank you both!
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii
This handsome euphorbia has upright stems clothed with whorls of fleshy, glaucous leaves and topped with huge heads of chartreuse-green flowers with bronze 'eyes' from March to May. The Edwardian garden designer Gertrude Jekyll described this sun-loving, evergreen shrub as 'one of the grandest of plants'. Euphorbia characias originates from the Mediterranean, where it is found on dry rocky slopes and scrubland, so it is very tolerant of drought once it becomes established. It forms a natural rounded shape, and brings structure and an architectural quality to the garden. A tall mainstay of the traditional herbaceous border, it's equally at home in a contemporary minimalist or gravel garden. It may self-seed, but plants rarely come true from seed.
Yep, they are Euphorbias of some kind. Watch out for the milky white sap - some people find it's a skin irritant.
Yeah I have had that when i have cut the larger plants back. A bit itchy but not too bad.
I saw a survival programme where a guy actually drank the sap from desert Euphorbias.
They are euphorbias, Ruti - probably e.characias, sub.sp. 'Wulfenii'...or possibly e,amygdaloides var robbiae. Anyway, be very careful cutting them - if you get any of the latex-like sap on your skin, it will react with sunlight and can cause horrible blistering. Apart from that, they are a great architectural plant, beloved of wildlife and an absolute design stalwart. Looks fabulous with purple toadflax or nicotiana...anything purple, really.
Oh, sorry for the repetition - a whole slew of posts appeared whilst I wasn't noticing.
There's a big old tree on my way home which I swear currently has baby blue flowers right at the top. (perhaps the very lightest of mauve)
I will try to get a close-up of the leaves at some point. This is from Google street view.
Paulownia tomentosa? Foxglove tree.. I have seen one in flower but can't remember how recently it was.
Seems like a good fit - the poor thing is past its best and the only flowers are way up high - and I cycle past not wearing glasses ...
Are they doing building work right next to it? It doesn't look to happy in your pic... But too early for leaves to have fallen I think sad tree!
It's just outside the old Frenchay Hospital site - it's being turned into a housing estate.
I saw one in bloom about 2 weeks ago, I was confused as fuck. Amazing thing.
Without my glasses on and it being at a junction where I'm focussed on the traffic, this one looks like a mauve magnolia
Put this on' what common plants or weeds are growing in your neighbourhood', but no takers. Must like sandy soil as it a coastal town. Driving me mad to what it is.
Erigeron glaucus - Google Search ??
bright, sparkling, gleaming; grayish, bluish-green (for plants, a white bloom on a leaf giving a gray-green appearance)
as opposed to :-
glaucus - Google Search
Thank you gentlegreen. I knew it was daisy family but couldn't find it anywhere. The closest match was michaelmass but way to early in the year.
Spotted this as it's got nice odd leaves that are red in amidst its mass of green leaves.
Getting some sort of reddish berries as well.
those almost look like rose hips - did you ever see it in flower?
Didn't notice it flowering sadly, it's more tree sized than what I associate with the rose family.
Please, help me out here, fellow ubs.
I had some "miner's lettuce" in a salad today (at a local establishment).
What is it ? any other common / proper names ?
Winter purslane / Claytonia perfoliata
Huge family - includes apples, plums and pears small berried trees include hawthorn and wild service as well as mountain ash ...
Some sort of amelanchier ("service tree" ) ?
amelanchier - Google Search
Found this whist walking the mutt. Before it flowered the seed heads were spiky buggers. Can't find owt on Google.
phlomis russelliana, aka Jerusalem sage (or Turkish sage).
some sort of hydrangea ?
Is this actually an acer ?
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