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17/11/2013 at 21:32

hi guys need some help, i bought a shake and rake wild flower box to try on a small unused patch infront of my garden window, as the seeds took and grew into beautiful flowers such as ornimental poppies, borage and marigolds there were a few flowers that were a mystery, one of which was a tall skinny plant that produced rows of flowers much in the same way as a fox glove would of tiny purple iris like flowers that when died off produced a seed pod like a pea, hopefully someone will know what im talking about. Thanks

17/11/2013 at 21:36

guess number one

Linaria purpurea, purple toadflax

17/11/2013 at 21:41

i did look for that but also tried searching to see if it produced a seed pod but couldnt find anything about the seeds

 

17/11/2013 at 21:51

No, they don't have pods like peas Karl. One of the vetches maybe or a lupun relative

17/11/2013 at 22:48

Sounds like a vetch.

18/11/2013 at 07:13
Its not a vetch
18/11/2013 at 07:46
Probably going to have to wait til next year to grow some more I can take a photo then
18/11/2013 at 10:15

don't know if this link will work. It's a guide to british wild flowers

http://www.judywoods.dial.pipex.com/British%20Wild%20Flowers.html

 

18/11/2013 at 11:52
I still couldn't find it using that guide but thank you anyway
18/11/2013 at 12:00
After looking about for plants that have seed pods it looks like the flower im looking for is a type of dwarf Delphinium
18/11/2013 at 12:02
I still couldn't find it using that guide but thank you anyway
18/11/2013 at 12:10

 larkspur 

18/11/2013 at 12:24
I think thats the one thank you very much everyone
18/11/2013 at 12:48

Not a UK wildflower mix.

18/11/2013 at 13:22

the seed box was from the pound shop so says it all really, did contain lots of very nice flowers including lots of these poppies and other flowers

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34108.jpg?width=383&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/34109.jpg?width=378&height=350&mode=max

 

 

18/11/2013 at 13:35

Lovely. Good bee flower there

18/11/2013 at 13:51

had loads of bees, had to rescue a few that were exhausted by putting a little stick with some honey on the end

 

18/11/2013 at 13:55

Did you get many honey bees, I was very short of those

18/11/2013 at 14:09

That blue one with the bee in it is phacelia which is good for green manure which you dig into the earth. The flowers last a long time in a vase too.

18/11/2013 at 14:14

think there was a few honey bees

 

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