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Tara_H

So I guess this is year 6! Hard to believe. Still taming 2.5 acres of countryside after a life lived in the city.

Escallonia Macrantha

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
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Tara_H

The #escallonia is absolutely buzzing with bees and butterflies, and the smell is gorgeous. Glad I moved this and didn't get rid of it. #camewiththehouse #transplant #pollinators

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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Tara_H

I rarely notice the #escallonia these days, but it's suddenly come out all over flowers! #transplant #camewiththehouse

3w
  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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Tara_H

Flowers are pretty much gone now but this is what the remains look like. #camewiththehouse

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brightcolours

#escallonia

6w
  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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Tara_H

Close up of leaves to help with #plantid @opuntia #camewiththehouse

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Opuntia

Maybe #escallonia Tara, if you squeeze the leaves are they sticky?

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Tara_H

I picked off a couple of leaves; they're hard and brittle but not noticeably sticky... Each one is about 1 cm or less long. @Opuntia

6w
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Tara_H

Looking at the pictures of escallonia it does seem close, and apparently not all varieties are sticky... Although it seems they don't tolerate the wet well, and it's very wet indeed here.

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Tara_H

Tentatively ID'd as Escallonia Macrantha since that seems common here and apparently grows wild in the area... Will see if I'm right when I see what colour the flowers come out! Thanks for your help Liam 😊 @Opuntia

6w
  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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Tara_H

Help me identify this plant #plantid It's a scruffy-looking thing at the end of what will hopefully be a nice lawn some day... Wondering if it's worth trying to get it into some kind of order (which we will then have to mow around 😂) #camewiththehouse

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Opuntia

Maybe a close-up of leaves and/or flowers please.

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Tara_H

Will try to get some more pics when it's bright @Opuntia

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