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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    DSC_0822.JPG I saw this at Ventnor Botanical gardens a few weeks ago, couldn't see a name tag.
    there was probably one there originally but the prickly pears had covered it up and I was not going to put my hand in there to find it.
    Any ideas, obviously likes dry conditions due to where they were growing it.
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        Where did that dr something or other go?
        Anyway, can't help with an id, sorry, no doubt silver surfer has it spot on though :)
         
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        Are those one of the Opuntias in your third pic @pete ?
         
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        Thanks SS, you got it in one.:biggrin::blue thumb:
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          Yes they had a really good show of them.
           
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            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            I'm now wondering if this is a Colletia also.:smile:
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            Sure looks like it.
            We used to grow pink flowered one in Wales.Colletia hystrix rosea.
            Lethal thorns.COLLETIA  HYSTRIX  ROSEA 22-08-2011 14-52-52.JPGCOLLETIA HYSTRIX  ROSEA 04-10-2012 16-35-14.JPGCOLLETIA HYSTRIX  ROSEA 06-10-2012 16-06-01.JPG
             
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              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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              C.Hystrix was perfectly OK in South Wales but I believe it is a bit tender.
              Wouldn't risk it up here.
               
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                pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                Thanks
                 
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                  I've had a colletia in my garden for a few years. Flowering currently. Survived last winter without any apparent harm, though it is in a raised bed next to a fence. But I wouldn't grow it again - too vicious!
                   
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                  Which one?
                  I visted a nursery at Faversham many years ago, Copton Ash.
                  Not sure if it is still there, but the owner was pretty informative and I seem to remember he had a large shrub of Colletia, Looking at pics I think he was growing C. paradoxa.

                  But this Colletia, C.ulicina looks a much better plant, I'm really impressed with the flowers.
                   
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                    I suspect mine is hystrix - fairly boring whitish and not that much flower. I'll go and take some photos tomorrow to confirm. I'd agree, the ulicina looks great and highly tempting...
                     
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                      My C hystrix currently has a mass of flowers on it and it is scented.
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                      Agree it is vicious.
                       
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