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04/06/2012 at 18:38

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04/06/2012 at 19:11

Lorea

Based on past form I am probably wrong but the first one is definitely a green plant, the second one either some form of aster or a penstemon

Prize?

04/06/2012 at 19:41

The first one looks like Mouse-eared Hawkweed  Pilosella officinarum.

The 2nd one im not too sure about because of the angle, however i thought it might be Rose Bay Willow Herb, but the leaves seem a bit wide.

Any chance you could break a bit off and see if its bleeds white latex..?  as it might be a Spurge.

04/06/2012 at 19:45

Don't know about the first one, but the second one looks like phlox seedlings to me.

04/06/2012 at 20:44

Having just gone outside and looked at my phlox-now tend to agree that the 2nd one is phlox-rubbish at this

04/06/2012 at 20:53

Geoff, you're determined to get asters or penstemons into my garden aren't you?  Aster would be more likely than penstemon, as I seem to remember planting one which never came up, but I thought it was in a different place. (By the way, the others turned out to be sweet william). 

Smudge, you are right about the first one, I think it is the rather cutely named mouse-eared hawkweed, which is described as "a serious weed" (probably because it reads a lot), although it does have medicinal properties apparently.

04/06/2012 at 21:15

You sneaked in with that post while I was writing, Geoff. I did sow some phlox seeds last year, but labeled them, and none of them have come up where the labels are...strange... . The flowers will reveal all in due course...

10/06/2012 at 23:03

The second one is definitely rose bay willow herb get rid of it quick or it will be everywhere!!

11/06/2012 at 15:57

First one is Mouse eared hawkbit ( grim the collier ) and second is Phlox.

Almost certain

11/06/2012 at 16:52

Spooky is right about the first one I think, Grim the Collier or Orange Hawkweed, one of our few Orange Wildflowers.

 

11/06/2012 at 17:25

1st looks like Hawkweed I agree, known as Fox & Cubs around these parts..

The 2nd certainly looks like a Phox to me too, leaves look very like Paniculata to me..

11/06/2012 at 17:26

1st looks like Hawkweed I agree, known as Fox & Cubs around these parts..

The 2nd certainly looks like a Phlox to me too, leaves look very like Paniculata to me..

11/06/2012 at 20:46

So no doubts about the first one then. I'd love the second one to be phlox and not rose bay willow herb!

11/06/2012 at 21:03

Be happy - that is definitely not rose bay willlow herb 

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