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Does anybody know name of this plant

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 19:20

Thanks, Dovefromabove and Chrissy for tasking the time to answer, i will wait for it to open and I'll put a photo on the forum.

Queens tears does look a lovely plant so I can't wait.

Does anybody know name of this plant

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 19:03

Hi Chrissy, yes you are correct the edges do look sharp but are not, but there is definitely no other colour on the plant other than pink and green, the thick stem and petals are pink and the buds are green?

Does anybody know name of this plant

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 17:29

Hi, Dovefromabove,


sorry ive messed up with my photo and my message.

thanks for your very quick response and I can see why you would say it was a Billbergia but it's a single thick stem rather than a few thin stems so I'm not sure.

Does anybody know name of this plant

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 17:23

Hi, does anyone recognise this plant. It's not a Yucca as the leaves are thin and strappy. It's been in the pot for a couple of years, then this spring a pink shoot appeared in the middle and is now about 18 inches tall with a flower type head.

It has opened a little bit more now and there are little green buds in-between the pink petals/ leaves.

its a lovely thing and the head looks like it's going to produce a lovely flower.

I can't find the label for it and I'm wondering if I need to do anything like feed it or prepare to save any seeds it may produce?

Would appreciate your thoughts.


Does anybody know name of this plant

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 17:13


Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:36

Thanks Nutcutlet I appreciate you telling me, I always forget to do that.

Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:30

Hi, it's lovely to hear how gardening makes us all happy, I do however have a little bit of a puzzle which is making me unhappy and hope you can help please.

i have just bought an Acer Shirasawanum Jordan the label says it will grow 150cm (5ft) in height and spread over next 10years which is fine for the area I hope to plant it.

However, I looked on line to find more info on how to look after it etc and i have read it can grow 15 to 20 feet  so I'm a bit confused?? I know sometimes same plants in other countries grow differently but wondered has anyone got an Acer Jordan and can advise me.

Half dead plum tree

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 14:55

Hi Dovefromabove, thanks for the link, it was very informative but I don't think her plum tree is suffering from canker as she says the tree and fruit are good, it's just that most of the leaves have lots of tiny holes in them.

i suggested it could be the flea beetle but I'm no expert, what do you think?



Half dead plum tree

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 16:29

Hi, my sister has a problem with her Victoria plum tree, she says the leaves all have millions of little holes in in them. This doesn't seem to effect the fruit but she would like to know so she can get the correct prevention.  


Plant identifying

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:22

Hi Berghill and Victoria Sponge, apologies again for the upside down piccy, and you are both right.

i appreciate you giving me the name because most people ask me what its called and up to now I haven't had a name so thanks again.

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