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17/08/2014 at 20:18

My brother in law has just moved into a new house.  They aren't interested in the garden but I found lots of new plants I hadn't seen before.  Could you help me identify them, love the fact you never stop learning when it comes to gardening.

1) This is a large shrub, with pine like needles and these pink flowers.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56877.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 2) This again looks like a pine, but it is just so soft...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56879.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

3) This tree, great for my nephew to climb when he gets older, but what is it, not sure these are apples.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56881.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 thank you for any help you can give me. 

17/08/2014 at 20:43

I think 1 is a grevillea, couldn't say which one , not very familiar to me

2 Euphorbia cypariasis

 

3  pittosprum

17/08/2014 at 20:46

I think the first one is a grevillea, its the curled flower form I recognise.

No idea about the others , sorry.

17/08/2014 at 20:53

I agree the first one is a grevllilia - we had one here when we moved in and I took a sprig to Wisley for an ID.  That was in the days before I discovered the Forum

17/08/2014 at 21:12
Nut is right - Grevillia, Euphorbia and Pittosporum. I have a feeling that when those seed pods of the pittosporum split open, it might have bright orange seeds. I know some species do!
17/08/2014 at 22:21

The euphorbia has bright acid yellow flowers in the spring and then spreads like mad! I have just dug up a bucket load; it had tiny red roots. It will be back next year but I just don't want it everywhere.

18/08/2014 at 08:07

Reading peanuts question I think in the case of picture 2 he is referring to the plant with blue-green needles, which I think is a juvenile Pinus pinea the Stone pine; the needles will be longer and harder as it ages, at which stage it is best removed.

18/08/2014 at 08:51

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I think it's this, Euphorbia cypariasis Fens Ruby'

18/08/2014 at 09:45

If the plant thought to be euphorbia has a milky white sap (irritant) then it is definitely euphorbia

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