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Hi ann, To upload, click on the tree in the toolbar and work from there.
Don't try and upload an enormous picture file or it will crash/take ages. It doesn't work from phones
Can you email it to yourself and then save it on a laptop or pc and upload it from there?
Ann, would it be Phlox?
Rose bay willowherb??? comes in on the wind.
difficult to tell without a picture.
I thinks that's Saponaria officinalis, soapwort. Possibly a cultivated variety with semi double flowers
Hooray, I've done it!! FDefinitely not Rose bay willowherb.
Thank you so much Nutcutlet!! Is it a wildflower? I just love it and pick vasefulls.
Hi Ann, a wildflower, yes. I think it was used to make soap in former times.
I've got some growing where I don't want it, coming up through one of those yellow euonymus(es), but I can't get it started where I do want it
I don't like yellow leaves and pink flowers together
It can be very invasive - I keep a strict weeding regime at the foot of the fence separating our garden from next doors
what a lovely flower. I'll be adding that to the list.
Some of the wild flowers that abound this time of year look so lovely in drifts. Just got back from a very wet 4 mile dog-walk. Came across a swathe of rosebay willowherb in full seed - looked like a cloud dotted with rosy flowers. Then saw a lovely little pure white patch of achillea standing upright in the rain - my cultivars are all mixed into the mud thanks to the heavy rain all day, so I'll be after some seed from that in a few weeks.
Also came across a well-laden wild damson - delish!
I'll have another go at transplanting mine to where I want it this winter. I think it's a lovely flower
You're both so lucky to have soapwort. I get Jack- by-the-hedge, white and red deadnettle and a tall slender wild one with small yellow flowers are regulars in my garden. They weave under and through the shrubbery coming and going at will not complaining, lovely.
I agree with Dove, I have it and it comes up everywhere and is almost impossible to get rid of, it has creeping roots and self-seeds too. Mine get a regular dose of glyphosate but it doesn't seem to stop them. Definitely a thug!