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JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,729

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,550
    Top one looks like a hypericum, l think .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,307
    I agree with hypericum for the first. 

    The second looks like one of the knapweeds ... Centaurea nigra
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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    Bottom one looks like a Knapweed (Centaurea sp.) .
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,415
    Second. I want one.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,729
    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 Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,422
    There are lots if hypericums, some big, others small...
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,629
    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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