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Flora & Fauna Especially for the botanists and twitchers.

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Old 13-06-2007, 01:41
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Default seeds bought in mallorca

Could anybody help me identify some seeds we purchased a few years ago,can't exactly remember where we bought them,probably the carrefour.
the first year we grew them in a pot and they never flowered.This year we put them in the ground an d they have grown about three to four foot tall with grey velvety leaves and lovely small white and pink heads and i can't find what they are anywhere,of course my husband never kept the packet,blame him,so does any one know what they are?,please.
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Old 14-06-2007, 03:51
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Sounds like the mallorcan wackibaccius-hope in back garden and not front-advise not to put on bonfire!

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Old 14-06-2007, 06:07
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How interesting! Is it a cyclamen perhaps? In case not the bonfire advice seems good!

I bought some camellia seeds a few years ago but sadly they didn't grow. Have also bought novely grow your own banana tree etc but no feedback on these!
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Old 15-06-2007, 19:42
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what is wakkibaccius hope,is that a real plant,i don't think it's anything like a cyclamen,i might try and get a ?photo to upload,what about that,good idea.am i being naive about the afore named wakkybaccius hope?.
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Old 15-06-2007, 21:43
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Hi,

I found this website which looked interesting - lots of photos of plants found in Mallorca.

www.nature-diary.co.uk/mallorca/index.htm

Perhaps you could also post a photo on Flickr or on here and someone might recognise it.

And as for the mention of wakkibaccius, I have a feeling this means cannabis!

Not sure whether Carrefour would sell that!

Jane:lol
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Old 17-06-2007, 01:02
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Hello Jane
Yes i did gather that,but i wasn't amused,as this has been driving me mad trying to find them,and when you see them,they are definately flowers,i have looked through so many sites,and probably once somebody sees them,they will say,oh yes,such and such,hopefully,thanks for a sensible reply.I will put them on to flikr.any ideas anyone.
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Old 17-06-2007, 01:50
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Old 17-06-2007, 04:19
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Lovely photos!

They're definitely not cannabis! I've seen it growing wild!


Whatever it is, it's a beautiful plant - looks to me like some sort of herbaceous plant?

I hope you find out what it is because I'd like it in my garden!

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Jane,
what i want to know is how you know what cannibis looks like:eek :\
'i've seen it growing wild' yeah, pull the other one, :rollin :rollin

But seriously, we have something very similar to this in our garden. Ours is a Convolvulis,. could it be the same?

Hope it helps tresspass
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Old 17-06-2007, 05:18
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Jiggy!

I'll tell you in the Tapas Bar how I know about cannabis!

But, ahem, back to the topic...

I think you could be right!

I had a look here:

www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/211.shtml

Is this it?

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Old 17-06-2007, 18:11
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Yep agree - looks like blindweed or "Morning Glory" the climbing version grows everywhere in PP. More info here:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con...s_arvensis
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Old 17-06-2007, 18:43
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Another link to the Convolvulus

www.virginmedia.com/homef...php?ssid=3

What do you think, Tresspass:\ is this it?
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Old 18-06-2007, 02:26
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Thanks everyone,but although on your link Jane the description sounds right the picture isn't right,these aren't bells,they are just round,thanks jigggy as well,they look very similar,but the foliage,isn't the same,and also they were evergreen come to think of it,they didn't die off in the winter.I am trying to grow Melons bought in Mallorca,also Hibiscus bought there,and morning Glory which we bought here,which i remember seeing in PP and thinking,lucky things even their bindweed is prettier then ours,but apparently it needs heat to get going,still waiting.We also bought Tomato seeds.I was thinking maybye it is a spanish version of convulvulus,what do you think anyone?.
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Old 18-06-2007, 15:17
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Ok - is this it? (a photo of a Mallorcan convolvulus)

pharm1.pharmazie.uni-grei...020584.jpg
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