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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.

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

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

 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

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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