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30/04/2013 at 16:51

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Found this growing in the flower bed today.  Any idea what it is?

 

Is it a weed or a keeper?

30/04/2013 at 16:54

Anemone blanda, something nice. It's easy and seeds around so some probably call it a weed

30/04/2013 at 17:02

Spot on, think i'll keep them then.

 

Thanks

30/04/2013 at 17:03

Adore this little blue anemone, it does spread around, delightfully - disppears compleletely when it has done it's thing, I allow it everywhere - up to you whether you do or not of course, but I think it is a joy and a delight. 

30/04/2013 at 17:10

what do you mean dissapears completely?  The leaves too?  Like a daffy?

 

30/04/2013 at 17:31

Just like that Bagz. and those little corms can get thrown out with the weeds so remember where it is.

30/04/2013 at 17:47

A good semi invisible way to market is with a black plant label - I do this round clumps of spring flowering bulbs as a reminder, the black is very unobtrusive.

I do love these little anemones!

30/04/2013 at 18:22

I planted lots of these bulbs the autumn before last & hardly any of them re-appeared. A lot of our bulbs were eaten by something. 

They're lovely though, so hopefully the remaining ones may multiply. 

30/04/2013 at 18:55

The shops that sell these in the autumn are selling old dry  bulbs...which never do very well.

Treat yourself to a pot in flower, from a garden centre in the spring.

They will seed around and spread.

A gorgeous plant for any garden in the spring.

 

30/04/2013 at 20:40

..I like the blue and the white... I find the white ones show up better in shade... as they would..

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