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ValleysgirlValleysgirl Wales Posts: 179
We are staying with our daughter in Coffs Harbour for Xmas whilst out down by the beach I spied growing in lots of places this shrub, beautiful perfume, waxy leaves lovely colours, umh  I am not sure any takers please ?  Oh in Australia not back in South Wales but New South Wales oh and Xmas wishes to all.



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  • Plumeria.
  • ValleysgirlValleysgirl Wales Posts: 179
    Many thanksAlan Clark2 in Liverpool said:
    Plumeria.
    I'd say it is your right, it is everywhere here and we've picked a few flowers along the way so perfumery. I've got it on our to find at a nursery when we get back to South Wales in the Spring, but honestly it might not like our climate but I am going to give it a try, that's what gardeners do isn't it, many thanks.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 2,790
    edited December 2019
    I'd say it is your right, it is everywhere here and we've picked a few flowers along the way so perfumery. I've got it on our to find at a nursery when we get back to South Wales in the Spring, but honestly it might not like our climate but I am going to give it a try, that's what gardeners do isn't it, many thanks.
    Fabulous plant...I love  Plumeria common name Frangipani.
    Err......Good luck with trying to grow it cool, wet, dark South Wales!
    It is a tropical tree. It grows very large.
    It needs LOTS of sunshine and heat to grow.
    Hope you have a heated greenhouse.
    Minimum winter temperatures should be 15°C (60°F). Any colder and the growing tips can rot


    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,610
    I'd say it is your right, it is everywhere here and we've picked a few flowers along the way so perfumery. I've got it on our to find at a nursery when we get back to South Wales in the Spring, but honestly it might not like our climate but I am going to give it a try, that's what gardeners do isn't it, many thanks.
    Fabulous plant...I love  Plumeria common name Frangipani.
    Err......Good luck with trying to grow it cool, wet, dark South Wales!
    It is a tropical tree. It grows very large.
    It needs LOTS of sunshine and heat to grow.
    Hope you have a heated greenhouse.
    Minimum winter temperatures should be 15°C (60°F). Any colder and the growing tips can rot


    Did you miss the "  Oh in Australia not back in South Wales but New South Wales oh and Xmas wishes to all."   bit in the original posting? 
     ;) 
    Devon.
  •  I've got it on our to find at a nursery when we get back to South Wales in the Spring, but honestly it might not like our climate but I am going to give it a try, that's what gardeners do isn't it, many thanks.
    Fabulous plant...I love  Plumeria common name Frangipani.
    Err......Good luck with trying to grow it cool, wet, dark South Wales!
    It is a tropical tree. It grows very large.
    It needs LOTS of sunshine and heat to grow.
    Hope you have a heated greenhouse.
    Minimum winter temperatures should be 15°C (60°F). Any colder and the growing tips can rot

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=958

    Hostafan...sorry this is the quote above I meant to use by Valleys girl.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • ValleysgirlValleysgirl Wales Posts: 179

    Another plant or should I say a pond/creek plant I don't recognise here in NSW , anyone know don't think it would like our climate back home in Wales , UK
  • It is Nymphaea...a beautiful tropical waterlily.
    They come in glorious bright colours.
    Not for the valleys of South Wales.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=nymphaea+tropical&client=firefox-b-d&biw=1920&bih=944&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiWiMnKrZTnAhXKN8AKHVMgCfcQ_AUoAXoECA8QAw
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • ValleysgirlValleysgirl Wales Posts: 179
    Thanks for the I.d Silver Surfer, I know it wouldn't survive in my small pond, but it caught my eye on a walk around like a lot of plants and succulents in people's gardens over here. The number of gardens with small shapely conifers and pencil like Yews , verbena bonariensis  and succulents look at home here, and low maintenance of course with water shortages.
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