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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Ungi molinae Reply with quote

I came across Ugni molinae yesterday and the fruit were delicious. You can make Jam from it and I believe it was the favorite plant of Queen Victoria (Werent they all)
Has anyone ever sen it or know where it could be bought. Ok I could take a cutting from this one on my next visit .
Look it up super plant and delicious.
http://www.strangewonderfulthings.com/206.htm
I see Hillside nurseries have it for sale.
http://www.hillsidenurseries.ie/blog01/myrtus_ugni_november_13.html
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little known fact. I have a Belfast sink that QV washed her hands in.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for sharing that with us!

That fruit looks a bit like hawthorn.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there isn't many that can claim that.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In our old garden we used to grow this delightful shrub.
The fruits are very cute.
Never tried to eat them.
Hope you track one down Greengage



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found one today Johnstown Garden centre.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah ha, 'ping'! The light has just come on! It's a myrtle. I had never heard of Ugni molinae. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Myrtus ugni is the old name.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/18573/i-Ugni-molinae-i/Details
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's OK, I'm pretty old myself! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is confirmed now Blowin. Lady Fermanagh is only a young one!!!
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