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28/04/2014 at 11:06

This is growing in the greenhouse and may be a weed but I hope not as it is very pretty and I would like to add it to pots and use as ground cover under shrubs etc.


28/04/2014 at 11:11

It looks like a Persicaria bistorta, but there are lots and I don't know which one this is 

28/04/2014 at 11:27

Persicaria capitatum. Well done Dove.

28/04/2014 at 11:30
  1. Many thanks.  You are right, I have looked needed for tommies!
28/04/2014 at 11:35

Sorry I appeared to have chopped some of my answer.  Should have read ... You are right, I have looked it up and it is Persicaria Capitata (as Edd says) and I shall be planting it in the greenhouse as that is needed for tommies!  Thank you both.

28/04/2014 at 14:12

I spent a lot of my childhood hoeing sugar beet fields by hand and there's a wild persicaria that loves those conditions - it's ingrained in my memory - there was a pull-out of arable weeds from the Farmers Weekly on the wall in the boot room! 

28/04/2014 at 20:34

Perhaps it is a wild plant but it is rather lovely and I have already transplanted some of it in a little rockery.

Thank you everyone.


28/04/2014 at 21:54

So nice to re plant a weed



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