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by Glimbo
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: 2 Baby Plants - is ID possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 13955

Hi MWP, Cuties or what! Seriously though, I know you have to be selective in how you divide your time, but, whatever these turn out to be, you'll be adding valuable images to the photo' library. I for one would be interested in seeing which if the Iris you have there. I am also intrigued to see what...
by Glimbo
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Bamboo for Glimbo
Replies: 10
Views: 26805

they call me Pandawoman. lol. .............a bamboo in distress!!!! ......let me find a potting shed to change in.......lmao

glimbo
by Glimbo
Thu Jan 10, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 49
Replies: 27
Views: 61675

Hi MWP,

right.................................. what are the flowers like?
by Glimbo
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 49
Replies: 27
Views: 61675

Culinary use?
by Glimbo
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Bamboo for Glimbo
Replies: 10
Views: 26805

Propping bamboo

To propagate successfully. You need to excavate part of the rootball - as you say, having selected a part of the plant with healthy rhizomes . You can tell the rhizome growth from actual culm growth because the culms grow straight and thick from big fat shoots at the base of the clump, whilst the rh...
by Glimbo
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Bamboo for Glimbo
Replies: 10
Views: 26805

Good grief! some 'senior moment' that was. Yes, bamboo, maybe a Phyllostachys does it have a glaucus bloom around the area of the knuckle? how does the stem feel?

poor old plant though! are you going to pot it up?

glimbo
by Glimbo
Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Bamboo for Glimbo
Replies: 10
Views: 26805

although..................

I looked at your photo' in close up and you could have a bamber :? does it answer the description vis. feel of the stem? also do you have any root attached? glimbo
by Glimbo
Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Bamboo for Glimbo
Replies: 10
Views: 26805

:)

Hi RB, Not a Bamboo but a reed although I couldn't say which - maybe (as you say it looks like the florists' plant, C. papyrus - often used here in the floristry trade and sold as 'curly bamboo' - which it isn't. To tell if you have a bamboo, run your fingers gently up and down the stem. You will fi...
by Glimbo
Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 25
Views: 56955

Thanks for the link RB.

I've looked this one up now - the flowers look worth the wait....

glimbo
by Glimbo
Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP Quiz 49
Replies: 27
Views: 61675

If it' s a pot plant with you.......I stand NO chance. lol

glimbo 8)
by Glimbo
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Mammals
Topic: Rat....
Replies: 8
Views: 36538

just to cross reference....

Have you got a photo' of the bamboo RB, I may be able to tell you which one it is. (Bamboo 'nut' here).

glimbo:)
by Glimbo
Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 25
Views: 56955

all this and flowers too

Thanks for that RB, I've read up on this as well as looking through the info on this thread. An interesting plant, I look forward to it's flowering - looks a real beauty.

glimbo
by Glimbo
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: A nice Lamiaceae at Romeo Romano
Replies: 3
Views: 14306

Salvia maybe..

Hi Stephen, This might be Salvia microphylla ( syn.grahamii ) ; or a close relation anyhow. This is an ornamental originating in USA/Mexico and has numerous cultivars. Evergreen. Bushy. Sub-shrub/small shrub/shrubby perennial. Lvs. ovate/eliptic, soft hairy/smooth 1.5 - 4cm. rounded teeth. Fls. Pair...
by Glimbo
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: ID please plant from Ghar Dalam
Replies: 2
Views: 12059

Wigandia...

Wow! Thanks for that RB. - You're right, the other plants that I assumed were the same were viewed as I went past in the bus - their habit was different to that I'm used to here, for Ficus caria.


glimbo
by Glimbo
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: ID please plant from Ghar Dalam
Replies: 2
Views: 12059

ID please plant from Ghar Dalam

Hi again, Could someone tell me this plant please, I saw it frequently on waste ground and in domestic gardens around about the Island. This plant grows against the boundary wall just inside the site at Ghar Dalam, on the left-hand side as one enters the gardens from the Visitor Centre. cheers glimbo
by Glimbo
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: ID please - this one from Buskett
Replies: 1
Views: 10055

ID please - this one from Buskett

Hi again, I know the quality on these images isn't too good, but, can someone confirm this plant for me? I think it is loquat - Eriobotrya japonica is that right? I saw this plant from a distance in a couple of domestic gardens, this one is at Buskett on the the right-hand side of the main avenue fr...
by Glimbo
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: ID please - Pittosporum tobira
Replies: 3
Views: 15148

ID please - Pittosporum tobira

Hi there, This seems to be widely planted. Is this Pittosporum tobira I photographed this on the seafront at Bugibba. if so - yes I know only a small thing but - sin of pride here - I looked at this and thought Euonymus? - would an Euonymus by any other name look half as good - to misquote the Bard....
by Glimbo
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: announcement for "Ornamental Plants of Malta"
Replies: 40
Views: 87433

very welcome

Thanks for the welcome information on the book and congratulations on its' publication: I am returning to Malta in September and will certainly secure a copy then.

I have found the 'Flora' very useful, many thanks for that too.

A prosperous and fulfilling New Year to you.

glimbo
by Glimbo
Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Site Requests
Topic: What do you want to see on MaltaWildPlants next year 2008
Replies: 1
Views: 10209

2008 calendar

Hi Stephen,

Medicinal plants maybe? or rarities perhaps. Your photography is stunning, I can't wait to see more.

Really appreciate all your hard work.

Happy New Year, bye the way. 8)

cheers glimbo
by Glimbo
Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Blue flower and pale center.
Replies: 6
Views: 11284

V polita

Hi again,

I agree- [/i]Veronica polita syn. V didyma.

A real jewel.


glimbo:)
by Glimbo
Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Ornamental Garden Trees and Shrubs - their origins
Replies: 4
Views: 10752

Cheers RB.

Just an interest as part of my general 'hort' background. Nothing geeky I promise you, just a curiosity that's interesting to follow.

thanks for your comments though.
by Glimbo
Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Ornamental Garden Trees and Shrubs - their origins
Replies: 4
Views: 10752

Ballast

Hi RB thanks for that, I see what you mean about practicality, but I was thinking more along the lines of the original immigration of the plants. For example, - as in the UK, Dicksonia 'trunks' (boles) were used as ballast by ships returning to British ports from the colonies in Australia. Can you s...
by Glimbo
Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Ornamental Garden Trees and Shrubs - their origins
Replies: 4
Views: 10752

Ornamental Garden Trees and Shrubs - their origins

Hi there, I'm very interested in learning more about the introduction of 'ornamental plants' to Malta. The origins of some plants are fairly obvious, but what significance is to be read from the choice of planting in a place such as The Howard Gardens. Can you suggest any good links ? or perhaps you...
by Glimbo
Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Doyou do...
Replies: 1
Views: 8918

Doyou do...

Hi Stephen,

Are you planning to update the calendar in future? I would be very interested to see that.
by Glimbo
Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: From San Anton
Replies: 6
Views: 15058

A really lovely plant - thanks for the id on that one - l'll read up on it.
:D
by Glimbo
Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Another one to ID.....
Replies: 13
Views: 25721

that is..

Hi again, Thanks for sending the link, that most decidedly is the plant that I have been talking about. Now, knowing more about this species from your discussions last year, and from the images that Jackpot sent in the link, I have no doubt whatever that we are all talking about the same plant. :alb...
by Glimbo
Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Another one to ID.....
Replies: 13
Views: 25721

Look at this....

Hiya, I've found a link of the inflorescence of L chinensis, what do you think?

http://www.lycheesonline.com/FlowerTypes.cfm

I think this confirms the family at least and with a little imagination this could be a contender....... :? :reindeer:
by Glimbo
Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Another one to ID.....
Replies: 13
Views: 25721

I was wondering

Hi again, Sorry about the picture quality on this one, I was looking at plants and trailing in my Mother's wake.....so I had to be quick about it! I was looking again last night and wondering about Lichii chinensis , which I'm not sure at all that this plant is, BUT, of course it is the same family ...
by Glimbo
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP - One of the last Quiz of the year
Replies: 4
Views: 16325

scrunny doodle

Thanks for that - a totally scrummy plant in all its forms.

A very merry Christmas to all :)
:-D
by Glimbo
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: MWP - One of the last Quiz of the year
Replies: 4
Views: 16325

Is it.......

Quercus ilex ?