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Lot of rain here overnight. Dry now, so I went to the garden centre. I bought a pink lychnis (double ragged robin?) called jenny. It looks like a cat sat in the middle of it, all the flowering stems splay out, it might need some support.
If it doesn't, I get a nice flower.
I think the thin stuff is marestail. its a nightmare to get rid off. Keep pulling it out.
Best outside but its probably too warm for them. if you leave them and they dont germinate this summer, then save them in a cool place over winter and they will probably germinate next spring.
Bottom one is a hosta and a potentilla.
top one , thin stuff may be a broom of some sort, coming through a honeysuckle?
Actually that thin spindly stuff looks like marestail weed. Have you a photo of that on its own?
Depends on whether you like it or not. Its a good space filler.
It will probably help it to settle in, by reducing the transpiration load. (same as removing excess leaves on cuttings). Give it a bucket of water once a week for the next few weeks.
You may lose flowers, but if it has red stems its probably one of those you cut back each year so that the new red stems give winter colour.
Its a Kelsae. It weighed 2Lb 10 oz.
You're right of course, Nut. Striatum is a lot bigger with yellow flowers. I've had this little blue one, but I seem to have a mental block on the name.
Looks like Leycesteria formosa to me too.
aka himalayan honeysuckle.