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31/07/2014 at 22:06

Quite a few of these little seedlings


popping up in flower bed. I am new to this garden so unsure if it is meant to be there. Looks a bit like sunflower seedlings only much lighter green. Any ideas before they take over or I kill a potentially beautiful specimen?

31/07/2014 at 22:09

Cerinthes I think. Are they smooth and fleshy looking?

31/07/2014 at 22:12
Could it be borage? Whats that plant in the background?
31/07/2014 at 22:18

Cerinthe major purpurascens.

31/07/2014 at 22:26
Im hopless, grow that every year, must walk around with my eyes shut!
31/07/2014 at 22:28

That's why you fall over bekkie

31/07/2014 at 22:30
Ahhh, i thought it was the vodka ;p
31/07/2014 at 22:34

ah, yes bekkie, could have been that

31/07/2014 at 22:34

Thank you, again, won't be pulling them all up then. Not sure what background plant is, it's very nice and although took a bashing when I first cleared out the bed of bindweed and buttercups has come up really well. Was obviously used as a sort of border/ground cover plant and is spreading well. Neat, compact and pretty. Has a scent but couldn't describe it. Maybe Bluebeard Spirea, but guessing.

01/08/2014 at 09:52

I grew cerinthe about 6 years ago I think this year is the first year when I haven't had loads of seedlings coming up. They can persist for quite a while

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