Re: Stephen's blog
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:37 pm
Indeed, they are wonderful plants, we are lucky to have them as natives. They remind me very much of the flora of the Canary Islands, stuff like Echiums, Euphorbia mellifera, Isoplexis and other caudiform/stemmed plants, that in Europe are usually shrub form.GREVILLE wrote:We have some Malva going wild round the pond area on my allotment half a mile away. I still feel guilty getting rid of the seedlings from my plots, though. One of our more exotic natives IMO.
I often go out for walks in summer just to see these plants popping up, as they seem to favour cool conditions, and grow fast in those conditions, making it an ideal coastal plant or an annual for frost prone gardens.