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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:53 am    Post subject: Can anybody identify these 2 plants. Reply with quote

Can anybody identify these 2 plants please?

Thanks,

Bill



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first one is a Hollyhock, the second one is a Gunnera. Probably G. manicata.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch out for the Gunerra it will take over
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That wild rhubarb gets as big as a small tree.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. I will get rid of the Gunnera
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill2015 wrote:
Thanks guys. I will get rid of the Gunnera


Why?
Provided you have the space it will be fine.
If your garden is small then that is different.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree about the second plant, but I think the first is a Lavatera. They are both members of the Mallow family, but the Lavatera is more 'shruby' and less likely to suffer from rust.

With a bit of luck and some careful pruning you can keep it going for several years. Lovely, rich colour.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Sue. I think the Hollyhock has a rounder leaf
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be careful about how you get rid of Gunnera and other potential problem-plants:
be thoughtful about how you do this as many so-called garden plants can wreak havoc if disposed of carelessly - Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, Rhododendron Ponticum, Gunnera Manicata, to name just a few. I found Japanese Knotweed growing in peat bog on top of a mountain on Arranmore Island a few years ago. It seemed to have got there along with dumped builders' rubble 😨 Don't ask what that was doing there😫😨
Some commercially available pond plants can cause havoc, too, if they get into the wild. If in doubt about what to do, consult the National Biodiversity Centre, or perhaps the RHS.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sue Deacon wrote:
I agree about the second plant, but I think the first is a Lavatera. .




I'm open to correction but I have my doubts about the Lavatera...I have one in full Bloom but the Leafs are only 1/4 the size of the ones in the Photo...unless there is more than the one type and the colour is more towards Pink... Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean but I think there are several different sorts. I tend to lump them all together as mallows. My friend, who has a lovely collection of the paler pinks that you describe calls hers Lavatera and I call them Mallow. The lower leaves of her plants are usually much bigger than the upper ones.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's wild mallow
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