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25/06/2014 at 08:46

I think it must have Chrissie  I hope it is Veronica, it's very pretty. It looks like it will be flowering soon so we'll soon know 

25/06/2014 at 22:28

Could the mystery plant be Gaillardia? I did sow some of those and nothing happens so I threw the seed compost in the border? I've just been looking at some and the leaf shape looks similar.

26/06/2014 at 08:22

I would have said that the leaves are narrower than the gaillardias that I remember - but there may be cultivars with narrower leaves ................... 

26/06/2014 at 08:25

Thanks Dove, I don't know because I don't ever recall seeing one 'real' and was just going off the pics online.  I think I'll need to wait until it flowers now.  Thanks for looking anyway x

26/06/2014 at 12:10

Another guess at a Penstemon, I have one that looks just like the plant in your pic, I have three different varieties and one of them has much thinner leaves. I bought them end of summer last year in the sale and they didn't really flower, but I kept them in a sheltered spot in pots over winter and they are just starting to flower now and looking lovely  I think it is called Garnet, sods law I accidentally chucked the labels away just last weekend so can't be sure!

26/06/2014 at 14:10

Thanks Caz, as soon as it flowers I will post pics again, although by then I may be able to work it out myself from the options people have posted on here.  If it's a Penstemon it's definitely been sown by a bird as I've never tried to grow them or bought them.

26/06/2014 at 18:47

Nothing to do with me OL

love lisianthus

29/06/2014 at 17:28
It's only taken me a day to work out what you meant Lily......brain obviously is malfunctioning!!
29/06/2014 at 17:58
Lol, OL, ....winky smile and big smiley smile
13/07/2014 at 21:31

Here is another pic or the plant we didn't ID, taken tonight.  The flowers feel papery, if that makes sense, and I don't think they  will open, it looks like this is it?

13/07/2014 at 21:44

That might be some kind of helichrysum. I'll have a look and see if I can find anything

13/07/2014 at 21:51

Thanks Nut, I've had a quick google of that and can't see anything on images.  I'm still absolutely stumped as to how it got there!! If I'm honest, it's not very pretty 

13/07/2014 at 22:02

Most of the helichrysums are more silvery than that

I should know what that is but I can't retrieve it from  my brain files

13/07/2014 at 22:27

Maybe you will in the morning after a sleep Nut  Thank you anyway x

14/07/2014 at 07:13

could it be one of the Pseudognaphalium. common name Cudweed or rabbit tobacco? 

14/07/2014 at 08:08

So a rabbits been having a sneaky smoke and left it there Edd?  I'll have a google now 

27/07/2014 at 19:59

Been to Lidl today and picked up next week's offer leaflet, they have Lisianthus for £1.69 each, pink, white and purple in a 10.5cm pot  I might have to jnvest in one (or two) when I do my shopping on Thursday 

27/07/2014 at 21:56

it's a bit like achillea ptarmaticum  - except that has a spray of flowers at the top, and a bit like one of the anaphalis're certainly keeping us all on our toes OL

27/07/2014 at 21:59

Which one GG?  The one above or the original one? The flower (Lisianthus) I have solved and posted above and the one I last posted a pic of earlier up the page which no one could get is no more!! It got squashed last weekend and I didn't like or want it really anyway so that made it a weed 

Thank you anyway and yes I like to keep you all busy 

27/07/2014 at 22:06

 Woody has got that in his garden I wanted id for it

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