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25/05/2013 at 11:04

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

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24093.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Any idea of its name please?

25/05/2013 at 11:17

They are forget-me-nots!

25/05/2013 at 11:30

So they are, many thanks

25/05/2013 at 11:46

Beautiful flowers Bagz.

 

25/05/2013 at 11:50

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

25/05/2013 at 11:55

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!

25/05/2013 at 11:59
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! 

25/05/2013 at 21:46

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

26/05/2013 at 15:28

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. 

26/05/2013 at 15:49

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.

26/05/2013 at 15:56

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. 

26/05/2013 at 16:02

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.

26/05/2013 at 18:49

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

26/05/2013 at 19:38

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

 

26/05/2013 at 19:40

Their reputation is undoubted  hollie hock

26/05/2013 at 20:40

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

26/05/2013 at 21:21

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

27/05/2013 at 11:07

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!

27/05/2013 at 15:38

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

27/05/2013 at 15:51

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.

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