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A few plants to name if you can please.imageThe first one normally grows along the coast as it can withstand the wind and salt in the air.imageI think the second one is a type of rose - perhaps a rambler?imageThe tubular cascading flowers on the third picture look like a fuchsia but I don't think they are.imageThe last of the flowers on this shrubby tree. Thanks.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,671

    1 no idea

    2 Rosa rugosa, often used as hedging

    3 Species fuchsia possibly Fuchsia fulgens

    4 Ceonothus

    Last edited: 30 September 2016 15:33:52

  • Cant see the first one clearly - are they berries or flowers?

    Second is a Rosa rugosa

    Third is a fuchsia - possibly F. Thalia

    Fourth is a ceanothus.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,154

    first looks like Tamarix tetranda to me

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Do you work for the Guernsey tourist board GD?  If not, you should, as I would certainly love to visit after seeing so many beautiful plants in your various ID threads! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thank you for all the names - the first picture I think may be Tamarisk(??) there are tiny pink flowers on it. 

    No I don't work for the tourist office BobTheGardener - but I do love  "my" island.  I don't like the finance industry that we have here now, but luckily I remember when Guernsey belonged to the Guernsey people - which is another story but not for this forum.image

  • My family can be traced back to 1490's when they arrived on the island and many families here are of French origins. Like most places Guernsey had extremes of wealth and poverty. My family were one of the wealthier ones and owned land, farmed and then turned their hand to granite quarrying and growing tomatoes etc. In other words they worked the land - and weren't afraid to get down and get dirty. So glad they did too as this has passed down through the generations. My father was the first in all the generations to marry outside of the island - my mum was from the north of England.

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