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To me it looks like a tradescantia, or a tricyrtis 

Paul Anderson

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

nutcutlet

I think Valerian, Centranthus ruber, not valeriana. 

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Orchid Lady

Is that the plant that helps you sleep Nut?

nutcutlet

 

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. 

 maybe

Orchid Lady

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 

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

nutcutlet

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

Orchid Lady

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 

nutcutlet

Could try a bit less keyboarding but might miss something

fidgetbones

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

fidgetbones

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.

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Orchid Lady

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 

Paul Anderson

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 

nutcutlet

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

Edd

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!!!

Regards

Edd.

http://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/udata/r9ndp23q/pd/fallopia-japonica-006.jpg

 

http://archive.bio.ed.ac.uk/jdeacon/aliens/jap12a.jpg

 

nutcutlet

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