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Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by pete, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. UsedtobeDendy

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    me again - I'm finding this fascinating, looking at plants I have never come across before! The photo here is the Caesalpina Gilliesii - and I think you're right - the stems are right, and so is the placing of the branches
    http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/72695/
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Yes I look forward to the day when the likes of Albizzia is invasive in the UK. ;)
     
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    global warming is on the way!! :D
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I dont think its gonna be fast enough for me, Its still freezing here, and no real sign of change. :(
     
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    Especially A "summer chocolate". I did read of complaints about this plant in S.California that it leaves a sap which can remove paint from cars and they have the invasion problem .
    I picked some seeds up from the grounds of a florida hotel two years ago and only found out what they were six months later. They flowered in the first year and hopefully they will flower agian this summer. They are Parkinsonia and in Australia are classed as an invasive weed. Again our climate is too cold for them outside but anyway I couldn't get them to set seed. [​IMG]
     
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    I'd love to try these things in my fantastic new greenhouse - but it's completely impractical - I'd have nowhere to put them if I managed to get hem to anything like the size of Pete's photos, let alone full size!! If they can't cope with southern England, then North Britain hasn't a chance! :( Unless I move to Plockton....?
     
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    Parkinsonia, is that what they call palo verde, a bit like broom?
    Dendy, I grow alot of things that I dont stand an earthly chance of getting to maturity, I just like to try them and see what happens, if it looks like its getting too big after a few years, outside it goes and takes its chance. [​IMG]
    I grew a jacaranda in a large pot for many years, great foliage, and I pruned it hard each autumn before bringing it into a frost free greenhouse. One year I managed to get it in without the annual prune, the following spring it was covered in blue flowers, never thought I'd see that in a pot. :D
     
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    Ok - I'll give them all a shot, and blame you when I run out of space! :D (P.S. you don't need any sarcococca confusa do you, I've got spares!! )
     
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    Yeah, give something new a go each year, sarcococca, I've just looked it up, looks interesting, have you just grown it from seed?
     
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    Pete, I think Parkinsonia is called Jerusalem Thorn(comes from Mexico) and it does have a lot of thorns. It was cut back last Nov and is growing again. It does look a bit like Broom , very whippy foliage and has small yellow/orange flowers with a slight scent but they only last a couple of days. I also think pollination may be specialised ie by insect, as I can't do it. [​IMG]
     
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    One of my Caesalpinias (from own seed )taken this morning [​IMG]
     
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    Forgot to reduce the size.. A little off thread but here's a picture of my Ravenala(as I had my camera handy)about five years old. [​IMG]
     
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    All I can say, S, is that you're lucky to have space to grow these things in! [​IMG]

    Pete - yes, I've got a few little seedlings of the Sarcococca coming along now - and every time I remove one of the little pots from the propagator, another one starts to appear, so it looks like I'll have rather more than any garden could reasonably want!! Although I'll be providing plants for custiomers in the future - these aren't going to be in that category for a long time!! So you're very welcome to have a couple as soon as they look like they'd be ok to parcel up and post. I'll let you know when I think they're ready, OK? [​IMG] They're great things - lovely scent, and nice glossy leaves.
     
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    Caesalpinia looks good, I dont know if you get the same problem, but once the bud there starts to open I always have some flower buds drop, before they start to open. I think mine get dry up against the house wall, I know they like it dry but it has to compete with a campsis or two.
    Ravelana, thats looking good too, I wish I had space to try something like that, we're need a lot of global warming before I can have one :( [​IMG] Its got that flat shape coming, although at that age looks very similar to the larger types of strelitzia, which I would have guessed it to be.
    Does it have a real future anywhere?
     
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