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FAO Victoria/Lorea/anyone - A few photos of Mediterranean plants growing wild/in cultivation here...

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by stephenprudence, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. stephenprudence

    stephenprudence GC Weather Guru

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    Long winded title but went on a walk today and had the phone camera out (not great quality)..

    I have some interesting plants with mostly Mediterranean origins (though some are native here too)

    1. Lavatera arborea from the west coasts of Mediterranean (and British Isles)
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    2. Lampranthus roseus growing on a wall outside someones house.. quite a large specimen.. just flowering now with all the nice sunny weather we've had.
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    3. A Mediterranean native (maybe here too), Oxalis.. not sure of the name?
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    4. Cistus x corbariensis, in cultivation
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    5. Cistus purpureus starting the flowering season
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    Not strictly Mediterranean (from China in fact) but the last two photos show the naturalisation of Buddleia globosa in heathland verge habitat (surprisingly the rangers haven't got rid of it)

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        Hi Sweetheart, just tried to Skype you ... I am on line for a while if you want to chat ... xx
         
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        Very nice.
        Lampranthus is from the Cape area of South Africa, and does well under similar conditions.
         
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        Thanks Stephen! I think these past few days the UK has been getting more mediterranean weather than we have, so those plants probably feel more at home there right now! Even the broom, which is everywhere just behind our house, is dragging it's feet this year, and I can't say I blame it!
         
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