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by RB
Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Mass dump at Wied Incita
Replies: 43
Views: 98937

What is this fern?
by RB
Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: The success of invasivness of the Bermuda Buttercup (Oxalis)
Replies: 16
Views: 39144

Kumbinazzjoni I was just thinking about Oxalis. I have some seedlings in pots, it does look likely to be contaminated compost, and the seedlings look rather reddish so likely not pes-caprae. Honestly I don't give them much of a chance though :twisted: Also in some pots of plants I bought, there is a...
by RB
Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Taraxacum officinale
Replies: 12
Views: 23429

Taraxacum bitynicum - does this look like the officinale? I could not find any info. Looking at the officinale, if you asked me whethere I have ever seen this plant, my default answer would have been "yes of course" before reading this thread. So what plant do we have here that resembles officinale ...
by RB
Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: What is this used for?
Replies: 5
Views: 17487

hehhehe, yes that's why they're locally extinct :wink:
by RB
Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: What is this used for?
Replies: 5
Views: 17487

Ask the rat.

Maybe it was thrown away, not a big surprise certainly.

By the looks of it, it's broken. The flap in the middle should by default be closed, opening only with the weight of the rat.
by RB
Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Schinus spp.
Replies: 28
Views: 44410

Agree with you Jack, plus the fact that it is very widely planted at roadsides all over Malta is another factor even without any photo.
by RB
Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Large dark green leaves
Replies: 5
Views: 9879

Yes agree. Can be eaten as spinach, used to collect when younger even though I hated it.
by RB
Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: What is this used for?
Replies: 5
Views: 17487

Rats
by RB
Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Thistle like involuvre
Replies: 6
Views: 12051

To me it is tomentosa there is no doubt. As to out of season, with all this heat up to couple of days back, im not surprised that it did a "quickie" from seed to flower.

I have seen Cistus in flower also last sunday! And Englishmen at the beach!!! :lol:

RB
by RB
Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Beautiful...
Replies: 6
Views: 16413

No it does not look like it was planted, there are quite a good number of specimens in the area and I just happened to take a photo of 2 against a wall. It's not really disturbed ground either, sure there is a track of sorts by the side of the wall but that's about all the disturbance. I'm hoping to...
by RB
Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: MEPA - can we build wherever we like
Replies: 1
Views: 11447

I think it unlikely that that building is NOT covered by a permit. In this day and age the risks are rather high for that. The big question is - was it correct to give permission for that sort of building in that area? Likely this replaced an older building, but still, it seems that aesthetics in co...
by RB
Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Beautiful...
Replies: 6
Views: 16413

Sempreviva t'ghawdex - Helichrysum melitense - yes dwejra area...
by RB
Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Beautiful...
Replies: 6
Views: 16413

Beautiful...

Check out the pics
by RB
Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: When greed is not enough
Replies: 17
Views: 36745

I may have been somewhat misunderstood. My message was - Be reasonable. There are various conflicting activities taking place on this little rock. The fact that you may not agree with what someone else is doing, does not generally make it the right decision to react in a confrontational manner, espe...
by RB
Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Teenagers with weapons - Is this OK with Law?
Replies: 5
Views: 17372

Another option would be to call Inspector MWP, he would be there in no time at all and everything would be sorted :wink: This has to remain an "insider" joke/thing unless Insp. MWP wants to share, which I will leave to him... maybe he can do so privately hehehehe... he has good experience with deali...
by RB
Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Is it Chenopodium?
Replies: 6
Views: 11018

Very common is an understatement. It is extremely pestilent and perennial too, if you try to rip it out the roots are very strong and you only manage to break off the stems - which sprout again rapidly. To make it worse it tends to like humid places such as int the same pot as pot plants or just inc...
by RB
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Is this allowed?
Replies: 2
Views: 12563

Apart from not looking very nice I don't think it's of any harm at all and practically speaking I don't really see how one could irrigate if not with pipes.

There's a lot of worse stuff out there than farmer's pipes.

RB
by RB
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Look what are we breathing!
Replies: 3
Views: 15059

The answer is "a lot of sh-t".

Where was that coming from, Xaghra?
by RB
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: Teenagers with weapons - Is this OK with Law?
Replies: 5
Views: 17372

If they are definitely younger that 18 then instead of taking a photo behind their back (which won't serve much at all) you should have made a phone call to the police.
by RB
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: When greed is not enough
Replies: 17
Views: 36745

If that road in Bahrija is public (but there are no guarantees) then you have a right to be in any part of it for any time. But still I would not do it because: 1) it is true that the birds themselves would suffer; 2) and anyway I do not agree with confrontation of this type, because; 3) if the acti...
by RB
Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Is it Chenopodium?
Replies: 6
Views: 11018

It seems to me to be a rather vigorous Parietaria officinalis.
RB
by RB
Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: 3 ornamentals
Replies: 26
Views: 45567

Well I got an EDUCATION today hehehehe because last visit to s. anton when looking at the Meryta, (reading "Aralia ---"), I thought "oh so that's what it's called". Thankfully as usual I forgot the name completely!!! My poor memory may now be justified as "integrated automatic error correction" :D :...
by RB
Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: 3 ornamentals
Replies: 26
Views: 45567

Meryta denhamii is exactly what I was referring to. (l just looked up the pics on google).

It's "m" and "d" also :wink:

Propagates readily from seed!
by RB
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: 3 ornamentals
Replies: 26
Views: 45567

edit - leaves not "straplike" wrong use of word. Leaves like a much larger, more elongated pointy olive-leaf shape (whats that - type called ehh?) but up to about 60cm long.
by RB
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: 3 ornamentals
Replies: 26
Views: 45567

I think I have 2 qty of pic no 3 in pots... the fruit becomes black and soggy the leaves are long and straplike glossy the tree has a single trunk which then about 10 feet high starts branching a lot such that the tree has a mushroom shape.. but the name fek-all i have no feking idea. I planted thes...
by RB
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: 3 ornamentals
Replies: 26
Views: 45567

1 washingtonia robusta??? not easy to take pictures hehehehe monkey-man
by RB
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: 3 ornamentals
Replies: 26
Views: 45567

hah, if I am maybe right with my guesses (i am not convinced though) then your picture naming code corresponds to the names of the plants :idea:

so for number 1 it starts with a "w" and then the second letter is the species?

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by RB
Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: 3 ornamentals
Replies: 26
Views: 45567

No 2 - Schefflera, damn, I was thinking, what has multiple leaflets... damn, I have more than one at home and they also made flowers and fruit...

also growing in public gardens in Gozo by the parking area survives outside.

grrrrrr.....
by RB
Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: 3 ornamentals
Replies: 26
Views: 45567

No 3 boqq but here goes according to clues: Monstera (Cheese Plant) - but a very poor fruit indeed - very large leaves, but possibly Musa has larger leaves so would not be largest in Malta?? or Epipremnum aureum - Mistakenly called philodendron, maybe even at San Anton - mature specimens also have v...
by RB
Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: 3 ornamentals
Replies: 26
Views: 45567

1) passed my mind
2) definitely not Hedera