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by RB
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tree at Mesquite Square, Mdina
Replies: 12
Views: 21966

Should know, I think it's a Morus.
by RB
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: injama ta' l-aħmar
Replies: 3
Views: 6158

by RB
Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Plant Identification?
Replies: 8
Views: 11009

Stephanotis floribunda fantastic! thank you im guessing there is no chance of it living in the UK Indoors in winter, sunny (ahemm :-D ) windowsill, careful not to overwater, these are quite resistant to dry conditions. Outside will be fine in summer. You get more daylight in the UK than here and th...
by RB
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Water Lilies in Malta
Replies: 6
Views: 11154

Well the quarry appears to be in use so I don't know. You would either get dogs or a gate or both to make things interesting, be best to just ask for permission to take a look. It's (broadly speaking) towards the end of the Siggiewi bypass, but accessible when you turn left towards the direction of ...
by RB
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Water Lilies in Malta
Replies: 6
Views: 11154

Couple of months ago. Been there for years. At the base of the quarry is a very large "pond" around the size of a tennis court and it is 30% covered with these.
by RB
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: tree id pls
Replies: 7
Views: 9873

A new one therefore. Never seen before.

RB
by RB
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: OK not many clues...
Replies: 4
Views: 9760

jackpot wrote:what about pics?
I have the entire plant, now 8)

RB
by RB
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Large Yellow bells on woody shrub?
Replies: 6
Views: 15663

Thanks Sigra--I saw an IDENTICAL bush today-the same in every way---except the flowers were very bright red ! I assume it is the same plant anyway? Always been yellow before !( In the ruined building on the way to Mgarr) I really feel stupid because I can't find plants on the site because I don't h...
by RB
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Water Lilies in Malta
Replies: 6
Views: 11154

There's lots of them in a quarry near Siggiewi

RB
by RB
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Plant Identification?
Replies: 8
Views: 11009

Stephanotis floribunda
by RB
Thu May 19, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Kindly refresh memory - Tree id please!
Replies: 2
Views: 6230

Kindly refresh memory - Tree id please!

Hello again, long time no visit! Anyway the bug may be returning! But now - I have two trees that are too large and need disposing, but need to know the species. Present at San Anton - main entrance, turn left, there are a couple planted on the left, underneath the tall wall which is covered in cats...
by RB
Thu May 19, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: OK not many clues...
Replies: 4
Views: 9760

Hibiscus mutabilis...
by RB
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: RB article about the Red Palm Weevil
Replies: 10
Views: 17582

Nothing to do with Mepa, the example was that govt entities can ignore private property issues in other cases. You sure can report infected trees but nowt will happen unless they are on Govt land - and even then, don't expect them to come with sirens blaring. If you want action, the best way is to s...
by RB
Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: 3 Maltese endemics
Replies: 5
Views: 13108

Haha or more likely the illegal development, now that is an (epidemic) endemic!!
by RB
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: 3 Maltese endemics
Replies: 5
Views: 13108

Where's no 3?

I have a photo somewhere of Widnet, E Melitensis, C Bocconei and Darniella Melitensis all in one pic, taken at Zurrieq Valley forgot the name but not the creek valley. It took some interesting angles though :-D

RB
by RB
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: RB article about the Red Palm Weevil
Replies: 10
Views: 17582

If RPW is NOT eradicated, bye bye all Canariensis, Dactilifera, C Humilis, Washingtonia, and absolutely everything else that even looks like a palm tree. Only when the last one is dead will the RPW be controlled - well thats not strictly true, it will move on... Palm trees grow slowly and live long....
by RB
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Growing wild thyme
Replies: 11
Views: 24428

Easiest is to layer first, but cuttings also work. They MUST be covered, or misted for those who enjoy the luxury.

Winter in general is fine, so November is good.

RB
by RB
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: RB article about the Red Palm Weevil
Replies: 10
Views: 17582

Re: RB article about the Red Palm Weevil

We just have to let nature take its path, and maybe the weevil leaves us naturally and hope it will not switch host Nature has nothing to do with it unfortunately. There is nothing natural about the RPW's presence in Malta, so it has no natural enemies of significance - let alone the fact that it l...
by RB
Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: A tecoma
Replies: 9
Views: 18760

There appear to be many varietes and hybrids of T. stans, so could be one of them. http://www.floridata.com/ref/T/teco_sta.cfm I know for sure that there exists the lanky, droopy-leaf type like yours and mine, and also a more compact / robust variety - not sure if the latter is actually T. stans but...
by RB
Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: A tecoma
Replies: 9
Views: 18760

Wasn't (isn't) large, which is why I never suspected it until we took the floor out. Has maybe 6" trunk at base, I had sown this from seed originally, probably around 15 yrs ago.

Re the leaves, wtf, that variability in serrations is quite normal.

RB
by RB
Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: A tecoma
Replies: 9
Views: 18760

Don't know, but got one of those!! And I'll never forget it, it is planted close to the house, one of it's roots crossed underneath the house, lifting the tiling in the hallway :shock: Haq... :evil: :evil: Anyway cut off the offending root @ the trunk, but still of course had to take off and re-lay ...
by RB
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Strange Mimosaceae
Replies: 4
Views: 6563

Albizia lophantha

But re the invasiveness, I was confusing with the far commoner Leucaena.

Yet, still can be problematic.

RB
by RB
Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Strange Mimosaceae
Replies: 4
Views: 6563

Very invasive feker, common unfortunately and intentionally planted whence the seeds spread and germinate... kill any on sight, where found in the wild!!

I think the name has been dealt with before on this forum.

RB
by RB
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 25
Views: 39130

Seems about right.

RB
by RB
Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Try this...
Replies: 25
Views: 39130

Yes sticky
by RB
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: t_quiz3
Replies: 1
Views: 7550

Methinks that was already a quiz here ;-)

Or a request for id.

White flowers, bushy, commonly grown ornamental in public places?

RB
by RB
Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: t_quiz2
Replies: 8
Views: 13236

Hope not, or the pigs became bacon pretty quickly :-D

RB
by RB
Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: t_quiz2
Replies: 8
Views: 13236

Carob?
Bible?
Someone in the bible :-D
by RB
Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: fall quiz
Replies: 4
Views: 10545

Cramp ball fungus, but as to species...
by RB
Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Definition of Invasive
Replies: 2
Views: 9837

I take it that grows in the time it's owner is at work i.e. between taking the car out of the garage and returning in the evening :lol: Quite a nice carpet there, I have been trying for the same result but that plant needs constant humidity in the summer to maintain growth, so very disappointed by m...