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Wild plant id

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 16:02

I'll ask the land owners what to do about them.  Thanks!

Wild plant id

Posted: 09/08/2017 at 10:45

Not in a garden but saw this on the Common yesterday. Can anyone id it? Is it native? 

Plant ID please

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 16:14

Thanks, no wonder it looked naggingly familiar, this grows wild on the local Common. Perhaps I brought back a seed on clothing (or a bird pooped it out...). I do like the flowers I've seen on big ones. Advice seems to be prune hard early spring to get strong new growth and keep small, so I'll take a chance and cut back now as I do need it to stay small, and will hope it flowers this summer 👍

Plant ID please

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 15:46

i feel I *should* know what this is, and will go "of COURSE" when I'm told . But I've been racking my brains and drawn a blank. It's about 10 inches tall at the moment. Ideas please?! 

Is this tree peony reborn?

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 17:58
Berghill says:

Yes, but if, as is normal, the original was grafted on to a Tree peony rootstock, what you have there are shoots coming from below the graft point. So when they flower, they may well be the standard, P lutea or P. l. rubra.

On the other hand you may be fortunate and have a peony grown on its own roots, in which case......time will tell.

See original post

Thanks!  On Googling p lutea that looks like the flowers there's been for the last 3 years anyway, so if that's the "basic" variety then I'll be more than happy to have that back!


Is this tree peony reborn?

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 17:45

i inherited a quite old tree peony when I moved in, which has flowered decreasingly in 3 years. I've done nothing too much to it, which probably hadnt helped.

anyway this spring all the main branches are completely dead so I've just cut them down apart from one which may have an inkling of life left, but at the base by the stumps I noticed have appeared some new shoots. Am I right in thinking these are tree peony shoots (arrowed)? 

Plant ID please

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 19:07

My logic is, if it would've cost money it's Not A Weed. I use this logic to justify to thecatsfather spending more money ("well this has self seeded/appeared/grown from a cutting etc, and it would've cost £8, so I can now spend that £8 on Something Else") . Recently used after liberating a pretty campanula from between pavement slabs down the road, and transplanting valerian from the street gutter to the garden 

Last edited: 23 June 2016 19:08:49

Can anyone please help with naming this plant?

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 18:36

I got sweet rocket seeds free with either GW or Garden Answers mag last year, and threw them liberally on the garden. They are now everywhere! So pretty sure that's what they are :) S

Plant ID please

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 18:21

Yes I know about the dock thanks fidgetbones. Been away for a week then a week of rain, and everything has GROWN, but the yellow thing which I had assumed was a weed and pulled out shoots in previous years, has flowered today so wanted to check!

nutcutlet, from pics online you're right, thanks! It's for sale on Crocus etc (diervilla sessilifolia) so officially Not A Weed . And they say it goes well with hypericum, which it's  next to, so looks once again like another wise planting by our house's predecessor-before-last :) 

Last edited: 23 June 2016 18:22:13

Plant ID please

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 16:09

Hi, can anyone id this plant please, so I can decide whether it's a weed or not ☺

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