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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Wild Flowers or Weeds?




Have been looking and trying to identify the wild plants that are growing towards the end of the border on the left of the garden today. Haven't been able to identify any of them as yet and may have to wait until flowers appear. They may of course be seedlings of larger plants like trees. I'm sure one seedling is a horse chestnut from a conker off a nearby tree. As it seems to have grown so well I may pot it up and keep it as a small plant.

Anyone who has any ideas on the wild plants leave a comment - it would be interesting to know what they are. I will continue to try and identify them this end...
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9 comments:

Christian Wagner said...

My most favorite flower is the lotus flower. Its funny, ‘cause I just read some interesting info on another blog about this flower. Check out the blog at www.beyondblossoms.com. There is one kind that opens its buds at night and closes them during the day and another one that retreats below the water at night and re-surfaces during the day.

Bye, Chris

Anonymous said...

One of the above may be a foxglove. Will have to wait until it flowers...

Tina said...

This might help a lot-
http://www.theseedsite.co.uk/

anne said...

Hi richie, great blog. I've just dug and composted my border (15ft long) and planted, having first removed what I THINK are weeds. One looked just like your third one down - it does look a little like a foxglove before it sprouts up. Another looked like your last pic - it has big rubbery stems. vile. No idea what they are though. My main problem is bindweed from neighbour's garden.

richiesoft said...

Thanks Anne, I also have a major problem with bindweed. Haven't managed to get rid of it yet and it keeps on coming back

mel said...

The third one down definantly looks like a foxglove, the second and fourth one are weeds, I have them. The second one spreads a lot so get rid of it. The first one I'm not sure which one you mean, the one that is low growing is I'd call a wild flower and has nice little pink flowers, although spreads quite a lot.

Anonymous said...

Picture two is possibly lemon balm (does it smell of lemons?).
Picture 3 is a foxglove (in need of feed!!) -or do you mean the dock lurking beneath!!!
Picture 4 is Euphorbia - depending on its size & if it has a milky sap
If you want to see a fine selection of weeds we have a more comprehensive selection at Woodlands!!!!!!!! Gerald & Joan Martin - trying out our new computer :-)

Anonymous said...

mmm, what a wide selection of milky sap you have!

Anonymous said...

Only being silly! :-)