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Wistie2Wistie2 Posts: 12
My partner admired a red-flowered shrub in someone’s garden last summer. Today he met with the person whose garden it was growing in and was given some cuttings. (February, I know but we’ll give them a go.)
Stiff, woody stems and the small leaves are fleshy/succulent. 
I have no ideas and wondered if anyone could help please. 
Thank you. 
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  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,173
    This is a puzzle, do you live in the south of the UK as I am not sure I know of it in the Midlands
  • Wistie2Wistie2 Posts: 12
    Thanks for your interest! Essex. I think the garden is near the coast.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,173
    @Plantminded Do you have any thoughts. I think I would place cuttings in a plastic bag for now.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,173
    @wistie You could take a look at Carpobrotus Edulis is it a ground cover plant?
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,816
    I can’t make out the scale; is it a low growing plant like mesembryanthemum?
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,173
    That was what I wondered @pitter-patter
  • Wistie2Wistie2 Posts: 12
    He has given us six. I have put them in a glass of water, thinking I would pot them in compost tomorrow. Yes, will pop plastic bag over them. Thanks.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,173
    @wistie Think I would use plenty of grit when planting. If the flowers are daisy shaped we might be getting somewhere.
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,816
    Carpobrotus is another possibility.
  • Wistie2Wistie2 Posts: 12
    We have delosperma growing in a sink and yes, the leaves are that texture. But the woody stems are completely different.
    Yes, gritty compost. I'll do that. Thank you.
    Carpobrotus I haven't heard of. Just looked it up and seems to be a ground cover. Unless there is a woody-stemmed one in that family.
    I wish I could offer more detail of the blooms...
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