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Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by miraflores, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. miraflores

    miraflores Total Gardener

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      So delicously continental Miraflores,
      where is this please?
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      sardinia north coast
       
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        Oh, mira, I thought you were out in my back garden ... :heehee: ... someday maybe?
         
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        Those red Dog Rose type things are gorgeous when in full bloom, along with most other Med shrubs and plants of course. Nice pics.
         
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        Gorgeous!!! Thank you for posting :)
         
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        I suppose technically Hibiscus in Chinese (down into southeast Asia), and Bougainvillea is Brasilian technically, but they do grow very well in mediterranean areas. I actually have a Bougainvillea at the moment in bract (struggling a little), nice photos though.. what is the plant in the first photo?
         
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        ...still waiting for the details after last call though...chicky chicky
         
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        Yep nothing comes from where it grows these days.
        First pic looks a bit like Euphorbia to me;)
         
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        It`s a species of ficus , there are many growing in my aerea in Italy , but can`t remember the name , overall even ficus elastica grows in south Italy .
        look how big they get
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        Ok its a Ficus is it Sal.:blue thumb:
        If you can grow F. elastica in southern Italy with all that frost you mention that they get there, I'm sure it must be a lot warmer in winter than here.
         
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        I was thinking it looked like my E pulcherrima (ie, Poinsettia) pete, but really wasn't sure, mainly because mine droops a lot due to the dry heat and no irrigation.
         
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        My thoughts also Victoria.
        Will have to get Mira to dodge back there about December? or is that too late.:biggrin:
         
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        Ficus are really though , plus the pictures have been taken in Sardinia , no frost at all on the seaside , If you ever go to Italy you will be surprised of the flora , when I was living there I never cared about ,but many variety of ficus can take few frost easy.
        my last dicovery last year , it was the jacaranta tree didn`t even know was possible to grow that in Italy.

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          November to March-ish here Pete.

          Wow, Sal, that is an old Jacaranda. Strangely, the ones I have here are completely different to the ones my sister (Kedi-Gato) sees in Florida. Two things in particular, mine have huge clusters of flower like a lilac tree and they are 'loose' in Florida and secondly mine bloom for about two months and in Florida about two weeks! :scratch:

          PS Sal, meant to say that Ficus is humongous, much larger than some of the large ones here.
           
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