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01/06/2014 at 18:23

Last year this trough contained Dianthus Napoli (red) and Dianthus Bianca (purple and white)

I thought I'd cleared the trough out months ago then noticed these vigorous plants growing there.


They don't  seem 'juicy' like weeds but are very strong with very tough stems and as they appear to be very happy I'm loathe to pull them up until I know what they are. I'm also wondering whether I inadvertently planted them myself eg as unidentified bulbs found in the greenhouse.

Can anyone help please?

01/06/2014 at 19:22

One of the willows, probably goat willow, Salix caprea.

Dianthus would be much nicer in that trough

01/06/2014 at 21:28

They must have self seeded from somewhere. As I don't want a willow I'd better go shopping for something colourful and friendly.

Thanks Nutcutlet for the the identification.

01/06/2014 at 21:29

Some more dianthus would be good. Smell nice too

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