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What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby naturelover » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:05 pm

Please submit your favourite plant type.

Mine are Lithops
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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:38 pm

:hmz:

I love creeper type plants. They crawl all over the place, give havens to many small creatures.
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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby JenB » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:28 am

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Acacia tortilis - the icon of the Bushveld.
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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby Impala » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:25 pm

it maybe the boabab tree

or a fruit tree becuse i cant live without fruit

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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby jonty1 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:09 pm

So many trees....and only one favourite???? Thats really difficult :hmz: If i had to choose a fav, it would have to be the unbrella thorns and sickly bushes :)
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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby oddesy » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:34 pm

Mine would also definitely be the umbrella thorns! :D
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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby Scorpion » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:59 pm

Definately the 'wilde vy' the 'rots vy' is a close second. Sorry I don't know the english names but these are awesome big trees - the kind you can build a huge treehouse in! :hmz:
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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby bentley » Tue May 05, 2009 5:48 pm

I would have to say the wise old boabab tree, imagine the stories it could tell you if it could speak... :hmz:
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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby weesy » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:38 pm

Hey this hard !! so many

Umbrella tree has to be fav
Baobab
Impala lily

Jen B great pic!! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby naturelover » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:53 pm

For those who chose the Baobab:
Did you know that there are a variety of baobab species and that the majority are native to Madagascar.
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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby Micetta » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:18 pm

Climbing roses are beautiful and the mediterranean maritime pine trees too and what about a century old oak tree alone in the middle of a field or a very old knotty olive tree on the hills of Amalfi 8)

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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:44 pm

I'd say Canna Lilly, Baobab and then Yellow Oleander.
Managed to cultivate both the Canna Lilly and Oleander in Milan, it just convinced my other half that I was really missing Africa!

Micetta, climbing roses are fantastic and are giving me some great satisfactions.
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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby cstemmet » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:08 pm

My favourite plant is the fever trees in the Pafuri area.
Second is the impala lily and the blood lily.

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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby elephus » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:43 pm

[size=50tobacco bush, barley and hops][/size]


Seriously though, Fever Tree, Camel Thorn, Impala Lilly
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Re: What is your favourite plant?

Unread postby Mgulube » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:23 am

Potato Bush and the fever Tree :dance:
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