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JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,427
    Top one looks like a hypericum, l think .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,851
    I agree with hypericum for the first. 

    The second looks like one of the knapweeds ... Centaurea nigra

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

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,062
    Bottom one looks like a Knapweed (Centaurea sp.) .
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,224
    Second. I want one.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    Thanks all!

    The Knapweed I’ve kept for a few years though I’m not sure why other than it’s a self contained clump it seems.

    Ive let it run wild in the corner this year and the Hypericum flowers look rather attractive to me.

    I believe that I also found one in Bromley Gardens today, as it happens - much much larger, so I may need to move it to keep it.

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,024
    There are lots if hypericums, some big, others small...
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    The Hypericum you have there is most likely Hypericum Androsaemum, and they are indeed attractive and have a long season of interest with berries forming after the flowers, and they turn from red to black, often used for flower arranging. They also don't grow too tall. Usually around 50cms and seldom more than a metre in height. 
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