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What plant have I ended up with?

Last year I sowed  in to some plastic troughs and labelled the troughs. I won’t mention just yet what I think I sowed as I don’t want to influence the responses.

Last week I noticed 2 or 3 small plants growing in one of the troughs  that were about 3 inched high. These plants that were growing are all the same. However, I am wondering if something has self sown in my troughs.

The photo here which I took with my phone less than 30 minutes ago is a close -up. So for perspective the leaf is about the size of a 2p coin. It is also quite a dark shade of green. Ignore the small greyish spec as they are just dried water splashes enlarged.

Hope someone recognises it.


  • I`ve just found out what these are by looking at images online.
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,721
    You've got a beech tree havn't you :p
  • I certainly have Skandi :)
  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Posts: 1,089
    So @young codger  Is that actual what you though you sowed ?? 

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,164
    edited April 2019
    But is that what you intended to grow ?  :)
    Snap @Hampshire_Hog !
  • Well, the trough where the few beach trees were growing was labelled up as plums. 

    No sign of any plumb stones germinating. 

    I have salvaged the beach trees though and potted them up. Shall grow them on until big enough to go in to Canklow woods-probably when they have filled out 2 litre sized pots.
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