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Do you know what this plant is?
« on: March 30, 2015, 09:55:48 AM »
I've always known it as an Umbrella Plant. Can't find it, on the ol' interwebz, though.

It's quite tree-like, in that it has a definite trunk. Maybe some kind of palm?

Hmm... As I typed that, I had a feeling that it might be a succulent and searched that. Found a couple of pix.

http://www.abfloralonline.com/catalogs/product.aspx?type=p&p=FG482609

http://triwimports.com/products/item-fl1940-6-6-green-umbrella-succulent

There's not a lot of information as to what it is, though.

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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 12:41:08 PM »
Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’  ??? ???

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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 19:51:10 PM »
Yay! I told Jane that you'd probably figure it out!

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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 08:05:00 AM »
I had a couple years ago, they got too tall for me so gave them away.

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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2015, 11:25:59 AM »
Ours are both works of art, coz they've grown... er... kinda weirdly. Instead of going straight up, they've kinda swirled about.

Not that it's worth having anything in this garden, with the damned wind blowing at force ten all the damned time...
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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2015, 15:21:20 PM »
Bad wind here too, but the only casualty so far is a popped-out glazing bar on the greenhouse. 10 seconds to put back.

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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2015, 10:26:56 AM »
No real damage, thus far, except a smashed-up bird-table.
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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 07:40:42 AM »
I'm starting to appreciate my little garden now! Rarely windy and a bit of a suntrap, tbh. Mind you, I've noticed most of the gardens in this street tend to have tropicals and exotics - whether hardy or not, I can't tell. We've been here 2 years now, and it hasn't snowed yet!
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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 08:29:39 AM »
Most gardens have a micro-climate somewhere that stays warmer/dryer/cooler/wetter than the rest. It takes time to spot those areas sometimes. But you have to be wary of sudden changes due to other sheltering plants being removed, or the water table shifting due to things like growing trees that suck up moisture.

Loads of "palm trees" (cordylines mostly) were killed off due to sticky snow a couple of winters ago. The snow didn't fall of the growing tips, but stuck and killed them.

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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2015, 09:14:32 AM »
Our village has a kind of microclimate. It can be snowing, all around, yet we'll be basking in sunshine.

'course, the opposite can be the case, too...

With everything growing, now, we've just been told we're due some more frost. :( Hopefully, it'll miss us.
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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2015, 15:59:59 PM »
Every year bar none, the cherry blossom across the road comes into full bloom with a few really good days. Then when it is just glorious. The stinking frost, wind and rain get it  :-X

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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2015, 16:18:23 PM »
Frost is the one thing that makes me wonder if Mother Nature really knows best.
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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2015, 21:16:36 PM »
Frost is the one thing that makes me wonder if Mother Nature really knows best.

 Oh yes!
 We need a good frost now & then to kill off all the germs....so my Mum used to say
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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2015, 09:48:29 AM »
I bet your mum used to say that you'd get chinkoff (Or whatever) if you sat on the cold doorstep, too. :)
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Re: Do you know what this plant is?
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2015, 10:10:45 AM »
Oh no! Everybody knows that you get piles if you sit on a cold step  ::)
Me mum told me that  ::)
And don't ever scowl when it's windy. You will stay like that  :P
Don't spend ages looking in the mirror or the devil will jump out ...Eeeeh
And the font of all wisdom uses to shove a cold key down my back if I had a nosebleed.  Why  ???
My grandma used to shove butter on everything too . Fall ? You got your knees buttered  ::)
Burn yourself? You got flour on it ...still better than frying your burn in butter I suppose....