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Mystery arrivals. Help to identify please.

JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 727
Morning everyone. I’ve just spotted two mystery intruders in my potager. I think the broad leaved one is a weed.... but the tall one at the back seems too pretty to be a weed.... but I certainly have no idea what it is, and therefore should I move it to another pot?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,502
    The broadleaved one is a willowherb.

    I know what the other one is ... but the name won't come ... I need more coffee ...........
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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,874
    Nigella?
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 727
    Oh fidgetbones i would be thrilled if it is ..... I tried to grow from seed last year but I only got a couple of spindly plants. Could this have just taken a full year to grow? It just popped up behind the pinks I overwintered in the covered potager.
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    I thought maybe a Cosmos (the tall one). It looks very healthy whatever it is :)
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120
    Could it be Larkspur (consolida)?
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,874
    Could be larkspur. Only way to know is to let it flower. I would not move it at this stage.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 727
    Hmm if it’s cosmos or larkspur it’s not going to like that spot for long.... the potager is on legs and if it gets much bigger the wind will catch it really badly as I’m on a first floor terrace..... guess time will tell.
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