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Stumped by another small flower!

Posted: Yesterday at 08:34

Thanks for the help everyone! Now that you've put me on the right track I think that there are 2 species of Gilia in the garden, the one you mentioned plus Gilia leptantha. The first being a blue flower, and the second being one in shades of of pink.

And, Beaus Mum, they were sown directly into the ground in late spring into clay soil that had been dug over but not fertilised. And they're growing well in semi-shade in a West-facing garden.


Stumped by another small flower!

Posted: Yesterday at 08:25

That's right dovefromabove, I find this with all the boxes of 'wildflower seeds that I buy. The box this one comes from was bought from Lidl. Also, as I've mentioned on other threads a lot of the seeds are not wildflowers but are garden cultivars, such as calendula, clarkia et al.

It still makes for a great display and many of them are insect friendly, so I don't think the bees mind! Different for the butterflies though, many of which need native plants to feed and breed.

The reason I buy these boxes is that they are very cheap and cover between 20 - 60m square. I'm unemployed at the moment so I can't afford to buy from those companies that sell native wildflower seed, where prices are about £5 for 10g of mixed seed and £1.25 for 1g of individual seeds.

night scented stocks

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:14

I'm sorry yours haven't had much scent. Mine have a glorious heady scent and because they're near the front door and hall window I get the smell wafting through in the evenings from about 7pm onwards..

Stumped by another small flower!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 14:38

Sorry I didn't have a photo' showing the leaves better yesterday, that's why I described them in the post but will have misled people by describing them as dill-like, when, in fact, they are more like the leaves of anemone.

Here are a some photo's of the same plant elsewhere in the border where it isn't partly obscured by other plants.


ID for small white flower.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:50

Thanks everyone. I agree it must be white dwarf morning glory. Apart from anything else, It's growing in a new border amongst other colours of the same plant and came from the same box of seeds.

Small flower ID, please.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:45

Thanks a lot Dimwit, it's most definitely that, the variety Bright Eyes. Also you saved me another post because I've also got the scarlet flax growing. I should've guessed it was some kind of flax from the leaves and distinctive bud shape.

Small plant ID, please.

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:37

Hi Nutcutlet, I'm mightily confused by your response. My update was mainly for dovefromabove who had thought this might have been a campion when she saw the OP, and the plant was much smaller.

Your post gives me the impression that you had responded to the OP in that you say you knew what it was going to look like and that my pictures didn't help you. Also I've said that it's a Rudbeckia, although after surmising that it might be the cultivar marmalade, yesterday, I'm almost sure that it's 'indian summer'. A picture of the latter appears on this blog page:

The petals are identical and the centre has a little indentation or notch as mine does. The colours are also very closely matched.

Small plant ID, please.

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:39

Hi doverfromabove - as promised here's an update on this ID I asked for. I knew it was familiar but I just couldn't think what it was. I had it in the garden for the first time last year and it must have self-seeded.

It's now a large plant and the first flower reveals it to be - Rudbeckia! otherwise known as black eyed susan, I think this is Rudbeckia hirta, possibly the cultivar marmalade.


Stumped by another small flower!

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:56

I'll make this one the last for now as I've got another two threads waiting for a response.

This small blue flower also came from a box of 'wildflower' seeds and has tiny flowers in clusters. The leaves are Pinnate and lobed: small, narrow and long, much like dill. The flowers are the size of lobelia, or just a bit bigger.


ID for small white flower.

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:32

I've got this small white flower that's appeared in the garden, arising from a box of wildflower seeds that I'd sown. There's quite a few non-native and non-wildflower seeds in the box, which has the contents listed, but I can't find this one.

The flower is about 6-8cm across on a single stem that appears unable to hold the weight of the flower. I've arrowed the leaves and flower buds in one of the photo's.


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