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Just found this growing in a quiet corner of the garden, i may move it somewhere more prominent for better viewing.


 

Any idea of its name please?

SwissSue

They are forget-me-nots!

So they are, many thanks

nutcutlet

Don't move it, it's not a perennial. Leave it to seed and move the seedlings to where you want them. You can rely on it seeding

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Bookertoo

In fact it will seed everywhere.  i am about to go out and remove all the foregetmenots I can see - knowing well that there will still be plenty for next spring.  If I leave them all to seed we'llprobably have to move!

Fairygirl
Bookertoo wrote (see)

In fact it will seed everywhere.  i am about to go out and remove all the foregetmenots I can see - knowing well that there will still be plenty for next spring.  If I leave them all to seed we'llprobably have to move!

Know what you mean! 

artjak

Bookertoo, I agree; will be pulling up all my F-g-m-nots in the next week.

Bookertoo

have you had the opportunity to try brunnra?  It has almost the same gorgeous little clear blue flowers, stunnning foliage in greens and white - depending which ones you buy, and isn't a spreader?  Worth a try, I am gradually getting a few in and am delighted with them so far, over the last 3-4 years. Recommeneded to those who love fogetmenots except for the hassle now. 

nutcutlet

But be careful. Which of these doesn't spread Bookertoo? Mine spread like mad and only some of them are variegated as you might expect. Probably too late for me to think about a non seeder.

Bookertoo

Interesting, I've had brunnera for several years and they have politely stayed where I put them.  Agree with myosotis (forgetmenot)  they seed everywhere no matter what the labels says.  There are several bunneras, Jack Frost has the whitest foliage as ou might imagine, and there is one called something like 'looking glass' or similar - again, very white splotched leaves and those lovely clear blue little flowrs. 

nutcutlet

I love it and it doesn't matter to me that it spreads. Can't remember the name of mine. Probably haven't got the original any more. I had one that was very white indeed, didn't look as though it had enough chlorophyll to survive and it didn't. 'Dawson's White' rings a bell but can't guarantee that. I've been pulling the massed stinging nettles from amongst them today. The other advantage over the forgetmenots is the lack of mildew.

artjak

Just looked at Brunnera Jack Frost; it is very pretty, might get some.

hollie hock

I grew some forget me nots from seed last year and they are looking lovely,  got a few more on the go. I'm hoping that they live up to their reputation of self seeding here

 

GillyL

Their reputation is undoubted  hollie hock

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hollie hock

Sounds good to me Gilly, maybe this will be the last year I grow them from seed

artjak

HH, you will NEVER need to grow them from seed again; but don't worry about invasion, they are so easy to pull up

Bookertoo

yes, they are indeed easy to pull out, but it is the places in which it manages to get tht can make it difficult!!  I spent a good deal of yesterday removing them before they all seeded, and some I just cannot reach, inside shrubs, behind taller plants with delicate stems and so on - there will never be an end to them once they have arrived - which is fine, but you can have too much of a good thing!

GillyL

As they are so esy topull up,I never worry where they seed themselves.........they manage to pop up in  corners where there is nothing else.so I am always pleased to see them

SwissSue

Have just pulled out the forget-me-nots which are in the way, am leaving the ones in odd corners where nothing really wants to grow anyway. I have a brunnera which was here when we moved in 17 years ago. It made only one or two little seedlings in all that time, right next to the mother plant, which I have replanted in other spots.