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I have grown it but not in recent years, it's perennial but not hardy. It's not a difficult as far as I can remember
There are lamium, the deadnettles. They're not related to stinging nettles. Lamium are in the same family as the hedge woundwort, Lamiaceae. Stinging nettles are in another family, Urticaceae. All they have in common is a similar shaped leaf.
They rarely come in the house here, unlike the bats
We had a frenzy of Migrant Hawkers till the sun disappeared
Then it rained, they must be hiding now
Yes Lyn, see yesterday 12.28pm
Are you going to bring some to me artjak? (please)
Has it got a very pungent smell when you handle it? It looks like hedge woundwort, Stachys sylvatica
It's not a stinging nettle
Hi Snoodle, Hypericum calycinum is invasive, the shrubs like Hidcote are fine.
H. androsaemum (Tutsan) seeds everywhere but isn't much trouble compared to H calycinum.
Hi Nicky, re 3. Yes, looking at images I think you're right, but it's not one I'm familiar with.
You'll have to be quick to beat the squirrels to the nuts
That sounds like H. calycinum Pat