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What plant is this please

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 19:28

Thanks for that Gary.  Will watch the local plants and see when they drop and sow accordingly.

What plant is this please

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 16:48

Thank you.  I have now ordered some seeds as I think they are perfect for a cottage garden.  Will take on board your info re staking stems.  When is the best time to plant the seeds?

What plant is this please

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 16:34

It sounds right with the ridged square stem, I was standing a distance from it as couldn't get near so maybe it was taller although I doubt it was 6 foot - possibly 5?

What plant is this please

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 16:18

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/11469.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 I have seen this plant a few times in cottage gardens.  It is tall (about 3ft) with square stems and mauve flowers.  Does anyone know what it is please?

perrenial foxgloves?

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 15:00

I do the same.  I collect the foxglove seeds when the flowers have died and scatter them around the garden where I would like them to grow and that's exactly what they do.  They are so easy to grow 

Does Anyone Know What This Mauve Flowered Plant Is Please?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 14:35

Oh, that's what I like about foxgloves, the amount of self seeding they do - I just take out seedlings if they are not where I want them. So guess I will do the same with the borage

Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium auantiacum)

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 14:35

Yes it is.  I found it was so invasive that it killed all the other small plants near it because it just took their space and light.  I could not believe how quickly it spread.

Orange Hawkweed (Hieracium auantiacum)

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 11:53

I had a couple of these plants last year and this year they covered an area of about 6ft by 4ft - they totally take over!  To get rid of it firstly cut all the flower stems and ensure that none of the seeds drop onto the ground, then use Roundup ensuring you spray ever leaf (if you don't it will keep growing), it will start to die off.  The top will begin to die off but don't be fooled as it needs time to get into the root system.  Respray again in about a week, again ensuring you spray all the leaves.  Then leave for another two weeks by which time the top will have completed died off and Roundup will have worked on the roots and it can then be dug up. 

Does Anyone Know What This Mauve Flowered Plant Is Please?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 08:27

Just an addition to my previous post is that in the early days before I had any real idea of what I was doing gardening wise I brought these as seeds because the picture looked nice.  I just threw the seeds in  the area I thought I would like them to grow and hey presto! here they are!

Does Anyone Know What This Mauve Flowered Plant Is Please?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 08:16

Thank you all.  Will now also look for the white flowered version.  It seems to be an ideal plant as it is growing in my garden in both shade and sun.  Also my garden is poor sandy soil - not much more I could ask of a garden plant

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What plant is this please

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Does anyone know what plant this is please?

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