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25/07/2013 at 21:21

I bought some boxes of Wild Flower seed mixes from Morrison's last year and sowed two different boxes of them this spring. There is no listing on the boxes, or manufacturer's name.

Now the plants are coming up I can't indentify them using books and websites.  Did anyone similarly sow these last year and manage to, please?

I can take photos and post here, but they are not the more common plants found in other suppliers Wild Flower mixes!

25/07/2013 at 21:24

Best idea is to send a few photos of them.

28/07/2013 at 11:23

Ah!  I've made some montages of them, but this site won't upload them from my computer.  It gives mean option to upload from an external site so I'll do that via Photbucket.  Bear with me!

28/07/2013 at 11:32

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28301.jpg?width=237&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28302.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 Managed to upload from computer!

 

 

28/07/2013 at 11:36

I see california poppys this are the orange flower that is closed and open in sun shine

 

James

28/07/2013 at 11:44

and borage, white campion, flax,  

28/07/2013 at 13:14

and that one with big leaves could be a thorn apple, 

are you sure this was a wildflower mix. some of these are wild where they come from but not here.

28/07/2013 at 13:27

Thanks folks, very helpful, appreciated!

I've found the photocopies of the seed packets, which we'd mixed together.  One was Wild Flowers, the other Butterfly & Bee mix.  Soon after sowing the next door neighbour left his fish pond filling with the hose on for two days, flooding the bottom of my garden where the wild flower meadow is.  I guess some seed perished and the rest got moved around.  Strange because some seems clumped in one spot!

We bought 2 boxes of each last year, saving one of each for this year.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28310.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 

 

28/07/2013 at 13:30

clumped inone spot is what happens here if we get heavy rain after sowing, they all wash to the lowest bit.

the butterfly and bee mix explains the californian poppies etc

28/07/2013 at 13:32

The Thorn Apple is a weed, highly toxic and thought to be a contaminant of Bird Seed, according to this RHS page.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=536

So it's coming out, wearing gloves.

It's the only one in the garden and I've never seen it before!

28/07/2013 at 13:39

It may not be that though Richard. Only looks like it in the pic. But it won't hurt you if you leave it alone, they're fascinating things, big white flowers and very prickly seed cases. They do just crop up and maybe they do come from bird seed, though I had my suspicions about a batch of compost being the culprit for mine. They turned up all over the place and I hadn't knowingly sown them

28/07/2013 at 14:28

Now that one is in a pot with a potted up Bleeding Heart.  New compost used.  It can't have been in the compost, it's been used for all sorts of plants.

Some more pics, some I highly suspect are weeds.  Bear with me here, these are ones I've not seen before in the garden!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28313.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28314.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28315.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 

28/07/2013 at 14:32

Can't edit that last post, and the comments I made for the pics haven't appeared.

First photo:  Leaf like Nigella but flowers are in clusters of small ones.

Second & Third: Think this is a weed, several of them.

28/07/2013 at 14:47

I don't know the purple one in the first pic there's candytuft to the right

2nd could be an evening primrose, hang on til you see what it is

The main one in 3 is a knotgrass, annual, quite pretty, native. I can see some self-heal there as well, just to the left of center and up a bit with a forget-me-not seedling beside it. There's a buttercup in the front right and I think quite a lot of one of the mayweeds, I think that's what they're called, daisy like flowers, from the wildflower mix. and more love in a mist

28/07/2013 at 19:16

Thanks again, nutcutlet, you're a real star!

29/07/2013 at 09:55

Not sure!  A quick look on google shows most have seperate petals.  Mine has petals which seem continuous.  Not the right term, but they are not distinctly seperate.

Thanks, anyway.

 

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