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03/05/2012 at 09:32

Hello. May I please ask for advice on whether this is a weed (see photo).  I planted some seeds last year, but my memory being sieve-like in the extreme, I forgot to label them and inevitably have forgotten what they were.  I now have these ‘plants’ (pictured) in all the places I recall planting the seeds.  I strongly suspect they are weeds that I have been nurturing and not whatever plants should have evolved from the mystery seeds I planted!  Hope you can help. Many thanks in advance.

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03/05/2012 at 09:37

They look like Sweet Williams to me-is that possible?

03/05/2012 at 09:44

Oh gosh, yes, it is possible!!!  Thank you, sotongeoff!  I'm off to get my labels and pen : )

03/05/2012 at 11:10

Yep, definitely Sweet Williams 

03/05/2012 at 21:16

If they were appearing on Britains Got Talent, then they would be getting 3 yes's.

They certainly resemble  Dianthus plants,if they were sown last year,then they should flower this Summer & reveal their identity.

04/05/2012 at 08:34

Thank you for the responses.  Yes, prompted by sotongeoff's response, I finally remembered being given the seeds as a gift last year!  I'm chuffed that I'll be treated to some pretty, fragrant flowers fairly soon, instead of having to fill the gaps left behind by weeds!  Thanks again.

Hc
04/09/2012 at 18:21

Purple-red thin stems, elongated green with pink glow leaves, small pink budded flower heads, has grown to about two foot - is it a weed. And if so what is it, as I have idea?

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04/09/2012 at 19:48
Hc
04/09/2012 at 21:18

Thank you chilli lover - seems they may have come from some imported top soil after having a driveway laid. They are in a small bed at the end of the drive - but not for much longer!!

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