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Three plants thriving in Peckham

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Howard Stone, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Howard Stone

    Howard Stone Gardener

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    Most London streets do not have interesting front gardens, so imagine my surprise when I found a street in Peckham (Holly Grove) with attractive houses and imaginative garden ideas.


    What is this variegated tall bambooy-grassy-sweetcorny thing here?

    Peckhan 1.jpg

    And here there are two plants which are interesting. The tall one with the bronze leaves which droop down, and the tree like thing being grown against a wall. (I thought that the Muehlenbeckia complexa looked outstanding as a wall plant too.)

    Peckham 2.jpg

    Not an identification thing, but I'll just mention that I was impressed by the simple and confident way this gardener has used Buxus in this front garden on Holly Grove

    Peckhan 3.jpg



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      • Howard Stone

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        The third one is box, for sure. I just put it in there because I like the design really.

        I've come across Pseudopanax ferox before but I'm not sure I've ever seen one in "real life" Thanks. I shall try some next year, I have just the spot IF they'll tolerate full sun.
         
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        I'd say no 2 was Acacia pravissima, growing on the wall.
         
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        No1 the variegated form of Arundo donax.
         

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