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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:00 am    Post subject: 8 Plants to Identify Please Reply with quote

Hi Guys again. I have 8 Plants, that maybe some of you might Identify for me please, (see pics) I was in a Garden Nursery in Co Kildare on Saturday, getting some Pyracanthas for Hedging. The Owner was away on the day, so i got those plants of a Lady that was helping out there for that day, with no name tags on them. I would love to know the name of them, if any one here could tell me. Many Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First one is Vinca, very easy and useful ground cover with mauve flowers.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeez hope it was not a garden centre as they are a sad looking bunch were they free,
Anyway what are they, first one frost damaged Vinca,
Next looks like frost damaged Box very sad.
Heather looks ok.
Next Lysmachia ground cover (weed)
Euphorbia not sure of species.
Juniper or Chamecyparis looks ok.
Last not sure looks like a Rosemary but wrong flower have to have a think about that. will get back to you if no one can help.
A bit of TLC and they will be ok.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks Guys, for the Speedy Replys , and Greengage no they were not free 2 each, yea they are a bit shook looking alright, but hopefully i made up for them, with the 36 Pyracanthas @ 1 each, they are between 2ft, and 2ft 6ins in height.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the 2nd last one with the blue flower is lithora diffusa - a seriously beautiful ground cover when it flowers. Its like a blue carpet. Mine finely got a bit tatty after about 4 years and the leaves are black - not too sure whether to cut it back or take it out and start again. I would definitely get more.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well done think your right about the last one.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I am a littel chuffed. First time I've been able to I.D. anything. I'm still a part time gardener and a beginner
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6. and 7. The baby conifer looks like Chaemaecyparis pisifera boulevard.


http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/plant-finder/plant-details/kc/a356/chamaecyparis-pisifera-boulevard.aspx

Lithodora is a wonderful plant.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah welcome back silver surfer I have been having all the IDs to myself loks like I have competition again. Ill find something difficult for you when the weather improves.
Thought the last was Lithodera but couldnt remember its name was going to have to go to the catalogues for help.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Greengage,
Thank you for your kind welcome back message.
I have been around!
Keeping an eye on posts!

Been a bit busy.
Presently selling our home, where we have lived for 34 years
with a garden full of many many plants, common and rare.
Some only found in Botanic gardens.
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Having to get rid of many excellent, expensive, as new things.
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We used it for our goats milk for several years.
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It is an attractive item and would look fabulous just sitting in a farmhouse kitchen as an ornament.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Common Periwinkle ( blue flowers) ground cover
2. Choisia ?
3. Erica or heather
4 Creeping Jenny (yellow flowers)
5 Is it a sedum of some form
The rest I havent a clue
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Margo wrote:
1. Common Periwinkle ( blue flowers) ground cover
2. Choisia ?
3. Erica or heather
4 Creeping Jenny (yellow flowers)
5 Is it a sedum of some form
The rest I havent a clue

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1. Is Vinca. Common name Periwinkle. Agree with id by Sive above.
2. Is definitely not Choisya.
Choisya has leaflets in 3's.See...

http://www.goldenhillplants.com/images/Choisya_ternata.jpg

It does look like Buxus. Common name box.
3. As mentioned before Erica Common name Heather. Agree with others.
4. Lysimachia nummularia. Common name creeping jenny. Agree with above.
5. I believe is Euphorbia sp.
6 and 7. Chamaecyparis pisifera Boulevard.
8. Lithodora diffusa. Agree with id above.
9. Shows Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens.
Ajuga reptans.
Shrub with red berries.. would need to see a close up.
etc etc.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We agree then on periwinkle and creeping Jenny
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second is a box ( Ikea are selling 5ltr box for 3 i kid you noyt worth 15 in garden centre,)
The rest are as agreed above
Vinva (Periwinkle)
Box
Lysmachia
Euphorbia
Chamaecyparis
and Lithordora
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 and 7 look like french lavender to me ???
the rest i agree on.
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