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GraysGrays Posts: 143

Hi all,

Anyone identify these plants? They are all around the house, and seem to be dotted about in people's gardens all over the street.




  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455

    Is is red and white valerian?

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530

    Valerian.  Isn't it lovely?  But its prevalence is a warning.

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,843

    Centranthus ruber.  

    Last edited: 17 June 2017 14:45:01

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,680

    Warning of what ?

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,041

    warning of self seeding perhaps?

    I've never found it  a problem as the seedlings are easily spotted and removed.

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,864
    punkdoc says:

    Warning of what ?

    See original post

     Impending doom! If you live in South Africa.

    Heres a working link 

    Centranthus ruber. 

    Last edited: 17 June 2017 15:33:16

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455

    It grows along the top of an ancient monastic wall near us and looks very pretty but if it can grow in presumably lime mortar it can grow anywhere one assumes.

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,455

    oh, ha ha, just read the link and it mentions it growing in old walls.

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530

    Sorry if I scared anyone, I just meant that if you introduce it in your garden it will want to spread like mad and be hard to get rid of.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,720

    It's not that hard to control ... Just weed out seedlings which are pretty easy to identify. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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