Lots of new plants to learn about

Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 758

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. 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

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

    2 Euphorbia cypariasis


    3  pittosprum

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,220

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

    No idea about the others , sorry.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,191

    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 Forumimage

    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • 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!
  • 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.

  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    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.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230


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

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

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

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