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actual have an Album of mystery plants

if anyone would like to take a look and see what they recognise


Blackest- you need to do these pix in a way that us mere mortals can work with!!

Hope you're not working too hard in that garde in the heat - we get worried about you if you don't post for a while 

Can't help with that red one either -sorry. Some knowledgeable person like Dove, nut or Verd will know!


will try again mystery Plants

Think it takes a bit more than just pasting a link this should work thou


Success! 1 and 8 look like sweet rocket  - Hesperis. 11 looks like ragwort John so I'd get rid of that! 

The borders you've got planted up are looking great - you must be pleased with the results after all the effort you put in earlier. Did you sow a wildflower mix?



1 & 8 look like night scented stock to me (easy to tell - powerful fragrance in the evening.) 

4: poppies (in foreground)

5: lupin (in need of tlc!)

7: don't know but want one!

10: possibly a dwarf dahlia (or a weed!)





Cynogolssum, Ageratum, Phacelia, Centaurea, Gilia, Linum, lupin, Nemophila, Nigella, Salvia, Viscaria, Borage, delphinium also others unlisted.


viola, Cheiranthus, Iberis Amara, Lobularia, Matthiola, Gumum? Reseda, Iberis, Lupin Secculentus, Lupin angustifolium, Nigella, Foeniculum. and maybe 8 others unlisted.


Cant find the box so they could be anything.

then there are creepers climbers and holly hocks sweet pea's , a budlea a couple of ash tree's ( self sown and transplanted from a neighbors he's kind of let the garden go since the wife and kids left).

There also  seems to be a few weeds grass nettles thistles amongst the obvious and wild mustard which is now losing plenty of purple dead nettles

Veg are carrots beetroot, brocolli, potato's lettuce tomato's and strawberries. 

and many many more...


KEF- thanks  I will look that up.

Mattbeer, it is fab isn't it. It's called Estrella Voodoo Star. I always think it looks like a secret sweetie, I don't normally go for plants like that but it is gorgeous.

I love to look at all the photos.

blackest wrote (see)

 Any idea what this red fella might be ?


Seen something that leaf shape and that habit that produced small bright yellow flower, but plant was lime green..weeded it out


Looked at pics Blackest and third along top row grows in my garden & I've weeded that as well..just watch it be something lovely

Going back to the red thing it's like a red version of rape.


third one gets really nice as more and more flower heads open it does have a similar look to a weed with a yellow flower that tends to pop up on piles of earth.  You missed out i reckon

The red one I think maybe in that list will be interesting to see what it produces. I've a fair number of these but they are struggling to compete for light. they are nice quite different.  


I walked round my neighbour's garden this morning to see her summmer flowers - all so lovely.












Blackest - the red fella is Lychnis ciliata "Firecracker". It spreads.


Blackest,  I thought the red stuff was Atriplex hortensis known as red orach or mountain spinach. You can eat it if it is.


Watch for the little yellow flowers which transform it and you will know then it is Lychnis ciliata.




Leucanthemum Broadway Lights

Zinnia Whirlygig

Alstroemeria Orange


Each summer I try to grow something that is new to me.  this year it is a white Angelonia growing happily in my old tyre in a corner of the front garden.  I shall repot it in the autumn and try to grow it on in the conservatory.  It is a good plant for heatwaves seemingly!



happymarion love the Yucca G. glowers, posted pics of mine in Gallery, I so love it when it flowers. 

Mattbeer, I don't grow any of plants in your pics but like them, "like them I say"...just in case Verd is looking in. Nice colour on fencing, looks really good.


After eating strawberries with my breakfast, lunch and supper for a month I am quite sure summer has arrived but the great thing about this summer seems to be the tomato crop which is so lovely after the disastrous blight season last year.  this is a new one for me -  forked truss which has 30 "Sungold" tomatoes formed on it.  I usually eat my first tomato on Aug 4th in Bristol but this year it was July10th and I have eaten dozens since then, in fact more than the total of last year's crop already.