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  • i think it could be mesmebryanthemum not sure if the spelling is correct,
  • Looks like you're right.  (Don't worry about the spelling :-)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpobrotus_edulis

     

    Thanks Andrew.

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    Looks like mesembryanthemum / Livingstone daisy - but the leaves are noticably thicker, and narrower than those I normally come accross.
  • It seems it's been re-classified.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpobrotus

  • You're welcome :)   I used to grow these quite a lot in my own garden (when i had time to do my own garden) Some varieties do have thicker leaves than others i remember. I think they are a kind of succulent.
  • Looks like Delosperma to me....
  • You could be right Nick.  From the pictures it's difficult to tell the difference.
  • Bigyin, is it 'cactus-like' and does it fruit???
  • Bigyin, I'm thinking---- Pigface (Carpobrotus modestus), have a google look at images, that's why I asked if it is Catus-like???
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    Yup it does fruit, it's known as the Hottentot fig. In South Africa the fruit is dried and sold on the roadside. Makes a decent chutney, but not really everyones taste.... not mine anyway!

    Loads growing down here in Cornwall, especially near seaside cliffs etc. it has become somewhat of a problem. Smaller alternative would be Lampranthus 'Purple' or 'Tresco'. They are all great for trailing down Cornish stone walls.

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