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GraysGrays Posts: 120

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: 1,405

    Is is red and white valerian?

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532

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

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,458

    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 Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,324

    Warning of what ?

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,655

    warning of self seeding perhaps?

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

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,925
    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: 1,405

    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: 1,405

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

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532

    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 Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,465

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

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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