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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.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47748.jpg?width=292&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47750.jpg?width=293&height=350&mode=max

 

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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