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AdstidAdstid Posts: 78
Can anyone identify this pretty little thing that has volunteered itself in my rose garden, please? Is it some kind of hypericum?

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,630
    You could be right. They look like Hypericum Calycinum. They may have spread from somewhere else.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,586
    I remember including H.calycinum in a planting plan when I was at college doing my Garden Design course. 
    The tutor drew a red circle round it and wrote "nasty little plant" beside it. 
    I've never forgotten .
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    Hostafan1 said:
    The tutor drew a red circle round it and wrote "nasty little plant" beside it. 
    I've never forgotten .
    Didn't mince his words then.... :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,586
    tsk, my edit cog has gone. 
    He's right, it is a nasty little plant and always ends up covered in "rust". Ok if you cut it to the ground every spring, but better off avoided IMHO.
    Devon.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,445
    Hostafan1 said:
    I remember including H.calycinum in a planting plan when I was at college doing my Garden Design course. 
    The tutor drew a red circle round it and wrote "nasty little plant" beside it. 
    I've never forgotten .
    Excellent!
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • AdstidAdstid Posts: 78
    Ha ha, yes h. calycinum is a bit of a car park plant. Was hoping it might be some more special kind! Well - it can stay for the moment because the foliage is pretty but it'll have to come out if it tries to flower (yellow really won't "go" in that section), let alone if it gets rust!
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