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Cotoneaster and Hawksbeard
« on: January 13, 2015, 18:38:23 PM »
There is a major cleaning-up going on here - I'm dedicating january 2015 to the garden clean-up - this plant was a freebie courtesy of the birds but what is it?  (And the very hopeful rain lily bud - also a freebie courtesy of mother nature! - has been sitting and waiting to open for about a week now but there's no sign of rain yet....)


and this one I thought to be a gerbera before it got these weedy flowers - there are so many weeds here but haven't seen this before

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Re: ID?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 09:20:54 AM »
Found the 2nd one - false asiatic hawksbeard (youngia japonica)
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Re: ID?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 11:13:35 AM »
The leave looks so much like a gerbera too - well done with the ID
I thought it may have been a false gerbera - but not too familiar with your natives apparently there are some 9 species of it.

The shrub would most probably be a berry variety ?
Any idea of the blooms or berries ?
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Re: ID?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 12:43:29 PM »
No blooms or berries so far, Abby - I'm sure I've seen a photo or two of it in my gardening books but hoped someone would recognise it for me :)
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Re: ID?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2015, 12:20:48 PM »
Been thinking about the shrub ...feel I have seen it before if only I could remember where  :(

Click on or Put the these links in your browser for your false gerbera .....Haplocarpha scaposa

http://eol.org/pages/5105309/overview

http://www.ispotnature.org/species-dictionaries/sanbi/Haplocarpha?page=1

http://www.ispotnature.org/node/501345
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Re: ID?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2015, 09:10:40 AM »
Abby - are you saying its not hawksbeard ???
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Re: ID?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2015, 07:54:45 AM »
Think this may be your shrub ???


Known as a a pest plant whose propagation and supply is prohibited.
Think it may be a weed your way too ??
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Cotoneaster and Hawksbeard
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2015, 08:29:32 AM »
Aaaaaah Abby to the rescue ;D

That's the one! And I found out why it has never had berriers - I caught someone trimming it down to next to nothing again the other day..........

Love it when a mystery gets solved on a monday morning ;D
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Re: Cotoneaster and Hawksbeard
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2015, 09:04:37 AM »
Just had a look and confirm it is a weed your way too

http://www.invasives.org.za/invasive-species/item/230-silver-leaf-cotoneaster|cotoneaster-pannosus.html

As I say if you did not plant it ...it is a weed  ;)

Forgot to ask ... what is the prize ???
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Re: Cotoneaster and Hawksbeard
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2015, 11:39:42 AM »
Prize? 

Some seeds from my cotoneaster.......... ;D

I actually like the look of the silvery leaves - I wondered if the foliage could be used for floral arrangement - maybe I should try that before I turf the plant out......yes, you read correctly I am
actually turfing plants out now (but the desire to go and rescue them from the bin or compost heap does seem to drive me crazy at midnight.....)
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Re: Cotoneaster and Hawksbeard
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2015, 20:15:00 PM »
Bought mine from a nursery about seven years ago. One of the most beautiful shrubs and provides nesting for about ten doves at a time. I won't take mine out without a fight.

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Re: Cotoneaster and Hawksbeard
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2015, 20:19:33 PM »
Prize? 

Some seeds from my cotoneaster.......... ;D

I actually like the look of the silvery leaves - I wondered if the foliage could be used for floral arrangement - maybe I should try that before I turf the plant out......yes, you read correctly I am
actually turfing plants out now (but the desire to go and rescue them from the bin or compost heap does seem to drive me crazy at midnight.....)

If i get the feeling something must go i just sit down for a while and the feeling goes away. Then the plant stays. I feel sorry for the person having to take over my property one day. My place is cluttered with pots and pots full of plants and it just doesn't stop. Mind you when i go and see a shrink he charges me for group therapy.

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Re: Cotoneaster and Hawksbeard
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2015, 23:47:31 PM »
You make me smile, Eddie
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Re: Cotoneaster and Hawksbeard
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2015, 15:50:30 PM »
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Re: Cotoneaster and Hawksbeard
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2015, 17:30:27 PM »
Went for lunch at a nursery today and there were another two variants of the Cotoneaster for sale.

I did not buy any as i have too many plants still in bags and pots.

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