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Wednesday 12 December 2012

A Wednesday Worisit

A friend recently departed these shores earlier this year to live in Turkey. She has sent me a horticultural poser. This grows in her garden and neighbourhood. Sadly the flower buds on her plants are dropping off without setting flowers but local plants are sporting pink or white flowers. It looks vaguely familiar to me but I am unable to think of a name so any ideas would be welcome. A special thank you to everyone who recently came up with suggestions as the identity of my mother's missing plant - conversations with my mother will continue, hopefully with a conclusion this time.


  1. I'm afraid I can't help with the identification. What a shame the plant isn't setting flowers, it looks like it would be quite a display.

  2. Hi Anna, it looks like a Nerium oleander which has lovely red, pink or white flowers depending on the variety :)

  3. Yes its an Oleander as mentioned by Mark and Gaz - the seed pods are long and thin like that.
    You see them a lot in Greece when I visit.

  4. Oleander. They are often grown as container plants here and are taken indoors in the winter. I have had a couple that eventually just get too big to bring in. They need a lot of water and fertilizer when in pots, but I have no tips for ones in the ground I'm afraid.

  5. Oleander. Grow like weeds. Planted along the centre of our national roads as the poisonous plants are supposed to deter bugs.

  6. I was going to say Oleander as well - quite chuffed as it was a wild guess

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  8. Lovely looking plant - and happily I don't have to feel guilty about not knowing what it is, since so many others clearly do!


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