Shrinking Violet


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Are these verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:37

Mine seed themselves everywhere, and it's hard work weeding them out.  Useful when in the right place, but a nuisance in the hundreds I've been faced with.  Perhaps the problem is that I hoe them out before they get to a useful size for identification.

So...............

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:32

Quarter disappeared into the wild blue yonder, along with secretaries (secetries), batteries (battries), length (lenth), secateurs (seceteers), fifth (fith) and. . . . .  oh, stop me now!  I could just go on and get myself really wound up!!!

Are these verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:26

Keep'em in a pot, Muddle-Up.  Then you can take a pic and let us know what they turn out to be.  But I'd bet a pound to a penny that they're not VB.

Weed or Flower?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:24

Jack-by-the-Hedge is a local name for it.  Wild flower in the country lanes - weed in the garden.  It seeds itself prolifically.

Are these verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 18:58

Seconded/thirded or whatever - not VB.  Probably weeds!

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:33

 Welcome back Frank

Installation of a greenhouse

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:38

I understand their pain - trying to interpret the instructions to erect a GH requires intelligence beyond most people!  But Steve, it would help if we knew where you are, geographically.  I know someone in mid-Devon . . .

ID Please

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:42

Heuchera, I think, though I don't know which specific cultivar.  Lucky you - I love them. 

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:31

Jimmy Jewel rings a bell.   Warris doesn't, though.

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:24

Good one Malcolm.  But just wondering - who are/were "Jewel and Warriss"?  Not names I recognise, I'm afraid.

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