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01/04/2014 at 21:01


01/04/2014 at 21:46

To me it looks like a tradescantia, or a tricyrtis 

01/04/2014 at 21:59

Thanks Ryan, I have googled both of them and been on Rhs and it could be the tradescantia. I appreciate the photo I have put on perhaps isn't the best. But thanks a lot for commenting I really appreciate it

01/04/2014 at 22:01


01/04/2014 at 22:06

I think Valerian, Centranthus ruber, not valeriana. 

01/04/2014 at 22:15

Is that the plant that helps you sleep Nut?

01/04/2014 at 22:20


Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Is that the plant that helps you sleep Nut?


Valeriana officinalis, yes. In theory. Never tried it. Don't know whether to chew the leaves flowers or roots. 


01/04/2014 at 22:24

I have bought it ready done from the health food shop in the past although thankfully haven't needed it recently.  I think you can make tea from it but not 100% sure 

01/04/2014 at 22:25

I believe it's the roots, it was on Midsomer Murders a couple of months ago 

01/04/2014 at 22:26

Maybe I should try. I spend far too much time awake between midnight and breakfast

01/04/2014 at 22:27

I find if I come off mobile devices at least an hour before bed then I sleep really well......obviously that isn't  happening tonight but then I never sleep well when OH is away 

01/04/2014 at 22:30

Could try a bit less keyboarding but might miss something

01/04/2014 at 22:34

Valeriana officinalis root is used to induce sleep. I think the one above is Centranthus ruber, also called valerian.

01/04/2014 at 22:35

Thanks fidget 

01/04/2014 at 22:40

Its in quite a lot of herbal remedies. You could try Kalms or Natrasleep. it is often mixed with passiflora. If you want to try a herbal remedy, I recommend you look for a product licence no. on the label. Lanes are a good brand with years of experience.

I find I sleep as soon as I hit the pillow. Anything on the telly after 9pm has to be recorded because I usually fall asleep half way through, and miss the end.

01/04/2014 at 22:48

I'm sleeping ok at the moment Fidget (apart from when Oh is away as I've said but that isn't too often now thankfully).

The product I tried was from a reputable local health shop so I think it would have been ok, it makes you have strange dreams though 

01/04/2014 at 23:10

So everyone thinks its Valerian or Centranthus ruber, I have googled images and I can not see a exact resemblance but thats the problem with googling images I guess and experienced gardeners Thanks everyone I appreciate all your help 

01/04/2014 at 23:21

Google images only want to show flowers. Even if I search for leaves or seeds or roots, I get flowers.

The leaves look right and the tops look right, I had doubts about the way the stems all seem to come from the ground individually in the pic. It's too dark to go and see what mine look like. In my memory there's a hard lump of stem at the bottom and the stems come off that.

Something strange happens when I enlarge the pic. I get an extreme close-up of the front of your car

02/04/2014 at 00:11

I hate to say it looks like the Japanese Knotweed family to me. but the leaf is not quite right but very similar. Try that area of search and hope its not Knotweed!!!




02/04/2014 at 08:18

It might look like it at midnight but not at 8am

This has leaves in pairs and it coming up to flower at the top

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