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sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

Wrote a long description but stupid forum deleted it while uploading photo grrrr cbb to write it all again. So please id them for me if you can .the silver leaves feel like a satin ribbon.

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these below grow wild but what are they. image image

they are about 10/12 inches high with spreading habit


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,739

    the little pink one is Silene vulgaris , I think. No idea on the others.

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    thank you hostafan, the first three photos are of the same shrub/tree image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,440

    I thought Silene latifolia... the white campion.

    You probably  need verdun for the other,  but possibly one of the australian grevilleas have silky leaves.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,358

    I think Silene vulgaris, bladder campion, 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713

    Yes, it is bladder campion - they love growing on granite cliffs over here.  As children we used to pick them just before the flowers opened and "pop" them on the back of our hands - in fact I did just that last week whilst out walking ....

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    they are so pretty, ive tried looking up the silver leaved on on google but so far no luck with an id, they had lots of them growing outside the minack theatre in penzance and in the surrounding gardens, so they were very exposed as the theatre is on the side of a cliff (open air) we had gone there to see 'squeeze' the band and the weather was so awful with thick fog & rain it was cancelled, well it's a risk with an open air concert but we hedged our bets with it being may imageimageimage

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    image i found the answer it's Silver Tree - Leucadendron argenteum and is from south africa, here's a link if any one is interested , it is truly beautiful

  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713

    The cliffs there are granite just as they are here sanjy - so perhaps bladder campion are a particular feature of seaside cliffs - sorry about your open air concert, the weather was poor all around the southwest today I believe, it's a slow start to Spring/summer this year. Love the Silver Tree - I could do with a gold tree in this garden to pay for all the additions we have made to it!

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