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Plant ID's, please

Posted: Yesterday at 17:48

Thanks for your answers so far. Nut, sadly it's not one of the pratias, though I can see why you suggested it. The flower is very similar, but the leaves on mine are wrong for that plant, as far as I can see from looking them up. Pratias have small ovoid leaves compared to the lanceolate ones on my plant.

Berghill, I hope you remember what the plants is!

Fidgetbones, I looked up both your suggestions and the second one is definitely not right and while the first is very similar I'm still not certain it's a match. While the leaves are very similar the flowers are different, especially if you look at the blow up of my flowers. I'm going to do some more research.

In the meantime more suggestions are very welcome to point me in the right direction.

Some more little gems to share with you all

Posted: Yesterday at 13:55
plant pauper says:

Might it be a scabious? I think 1 and 2 both are.

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Suspected undesirable ID wanted

Posted: Yesterday at 13:48

I have a few of these growing in an area where I sowed some mixed seed earlier this year. I suspect it's something undesirable, but am not sure.

In the pictures it's the plant with largish, serrated leaves. The leaves are growing on several, straight, individual stems, of which there are between 2-4 for each plant.

Plant ID's, please

Posted: Yesterday at 13:37

Hi, I'm hoping I can get some ID's for these small, pretty flowering plants.

The first is growing in the back garden in a new plot where I sowed some mixed seeds earlier this year. It has blue flowers growing in globe-like clusters.

The flowers are very tiny and you can see the leaf shape and arrangement in the first two pictures. I've done a blow up to show the flower detail.

The second one is in the stones of the front garden. I don't know where this has come from, whether it's been dropped by a bird, blown on the wind, or from a packet of my seeds.

It has tiny blue flowers with five petals and long lanceolate leaves. It's a very small plant.

Some more little gems to share with you all

Posted: Yesterday at 13:00

What's the flower in the first picture, please. I like it a lot.


Posted: Yesterday at 12:53

No rain of any significance in Sheffield since the heatwave started. I'm so glad. My garden has suffered this year. Unlike Verdun the cool and wet weather we had earlier this year has meant that many plants have not thrived and some just gave up the ghost. And of course the wet brought plagues of various pests, crawling and flying, which did a lot of damage, too.

My sunflowers in particular have suffered with some never really developing and others only reaching a third to a half of their expected height before flowering.

Not a total disaster though, there's still some colour and variety in the garden, roses, dahlias, cornflowers, poppies, snapdragons, et al.


Posted: Yesterday at 12:41

I could be wrong but I think the white one is Dahlia Tu tu.

Do asiatic lillies rebloom?

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 12:13

Best to cut off the seed heads so that the bulbs put their energy into growing rather than producing seed and when all the leaves have died trim the stems to the base of the plant.

Plant ID Please

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 10:14

Deadheading isn't necessary for sunflowers as it won't encourage new flowers as it will for some plants. A lot of people leave them to go to seed because many birds love them. You can also harvest the seed if you want to and store them for future plantings. Sunflowers seeds last a long time if stored properly, up to 4 years or more.

Anyone's sunflowers out yet?

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 10:02

The first flower appeared on one of my sunflowers a couple of days ago. But it's been a very disappointing summer for sunflowers here in Sheffield, or at least in my garden.

With the wet and cool weather and a distinct lack of sunshine until the last few days my crop is less than half the height I would expect them to be and some haven't thrived at all, with very weak, spindly growth. Others have just died and of course slugs and snails killed a few. There have been so many that slug bait was relatively ineffective.

AuntyRach, I don't agree with what you said about sunflowers with multiple flower heads. many tall varieties have multiple flowers, many more than the single-flowered varieties.

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