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Help with identifying seedlings

Hi all. I'm a big germinator of trees, but sometimes I take berries/seeds/whatever from trees whilst walking around in life and forget what they are until after they germinate, sometimes many weeks/months later.

So, I have these little guys and have no idea what they are. Does anybody recognise them? Would like to Google more info about when to plant them out, etc. Thanks.


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,224
    Not VB, but apart from that, no idea.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Tagetes, I think.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,896
    Have you no idea of the tree or where you got them from? 
    I wonder if it’s rowan berry you’ve collected? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Nope. I only take home seeds/berries for trees, not plants or shrubs. So it's definitely a tree. What's amazing is that I've stumped gardeners on two different forums with these guys. No one seems to know. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,847
    edited May 2019
    Well, given that they could’ve come from anywhere ... garden, arboretum, park etc and therefore the parent plant could originate from almost anywhere in the world .... coupled with the fact that last year’s exceptionally prolonged and very warm summer lead to the ripening of many seeds not usually viable in this country ... and the fact that you kept no record of where you got them from or what they looked like ... I really don’t think that’s very surprising. 
    💡 Perhaps you should try Kew and/or the RHS ... if you’re a member ...

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

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