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imageimageimageimageCan you help me to identify these plants please? The first dainty little pink flowers are on a ground covering plant. The second was in a front garden along side an Agave - is this another form of Agave? The 3rd was in an award winning RHS garden which has been transported to Guernsey. They look like the finishing of flowers. The 4th. picture was one I posted for identify previously and have since found out that it is a Tamarisk which is a coast growing shrub - does anyone know it? Thank you


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991

    the little mauve one is an erodium, I think it's the one called 'Bishop's Form'

    the orange one looks like an aloe but not plants I can ID with accuracy

    the white one is a silene, given where you are, Silene maritima maybe. 

    I know tamarisk but I've never grown it

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,537

    Second one might be Aloe ferox, used for making bitter aloes.

  • Thanks nutcutlet and fidgetbones, I am quite certain you are both right with no. 1 & 2, but the third one has pointed me to Sea Campion which is low growing and is found wild along our coasts. I have never heard of it being called Silene Maritima and this RHS version was much taller - perhaps that is because it has been cultivated in better soil maybe?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,991

    Try Silene vulgaris, Bladder Campion, if it's taller

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Yes, that could be it, thanks nut. It stood out as they were so few flowering plants in the garden - they had mostly finished flowering and the travel and waiting to be planted in the prepared soil didn't help either.

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