Can anyone help me with names for these?
Grassy reedy thing, bronze leaves and pure white flowers, seen at the Olympic Park in East London:
Thanks in advance.
Houseplants are a closed book to me, they don't live long enough to warrant a name.
The other is Libertia peregrinans,
The houseplant is an aloe.
Nut . You're exceptionally good at naming every other plant/shrub/tree under the sun though
Thanks both - I'm a bit clueless about houseplants too, nut. But I've got to sell a number of these aloes (aloe vera?) at a fair on Saturday so thought I'd better be able to tell people what they were.
The libertia is gorgeous - I've literally never seen one before, but they were all over the place in the park (well it does say it's a suckerer - does anyone have any experience of it being troublesome?).
I don't think it's a strong enough grower to take over.
Kitty, you're too kind
I have a Libertia in the garden and it has not suckered. Been in for 10-15 years and now at the stage where it is too big - and I do not have the energy/muscle to dig it up! Not one of my most favourite plants - it just sits there and the flowers are nothing to write home about. ANd it takes me forever to pick out the dead leaves every year.
I think the first one is a hybrid: Gasteraloe (Gastera x Aloe).
Interesting - I think you may be right about the aloe, having just looked at some photos.
Hogweed, is yours the same variety - the bronze one? Not normally my kind of plant but the colour of the leaves and the bright white dots of flowers was quite striking. And I do like little flowers that you have to get up close and personal with...