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steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,941
edited June 2019 in Plants

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This is contained in one bed out front. A low lying plant - the flowers came out back in late may. Bell shaped flowers. Circa 4" high (10cm).

UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
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  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,941
    edited June 2019
    2.
    Ignore the Kilimanjaro (I know what that is!) - the daisy thingies - are they simply Michalemas Daisies? I think my wife called them that. They close up and re-open in the sunshine.

    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,941
    edited June 2019
    3.
    This thing flowers with bright purple round headed flowers. This again was back in may and the flowers are now starting to appear. Again - the thing above is an Escallonia (I know that one as well!)

    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,941
    edited June 2019
    4.

    This is out back under a cherry and also in a side border. The flowers appeared in May - about .75m high on a long thin stem. I thought it was some form of 'garlic' (allium?) - would that seem sensible? I'm not sure the leaves are the flower's!

    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,637
    lily of the valley
    osteospermum
    lychnis coronarius
    Devon.
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,941
    edited June 2019
    5.
    I thought that this was a weed (maybe it is!), but it does flower (not that weeds don't) and the leaves smell of lemon. Again I know the aquilegia. So it's the big 'mint' type thing. Grows up about a metre. Seems to be spreading all over the show.

    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,637
    edited June 2019
    lemon balm, and yes it will spread all over the place if you let it.
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    edited June 2019
    You onion is one of the ornamental alliums,Steve. I forget which one,even though I had it a few years ago.  :/
    Agree with Hosta re all the others. 

    Allium might be cowanii   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,941
    Sorry - after asking how to post, I then post multiples and forgot to number them!
    I'm losing the plot (?)!
    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,637
    don't worry @steveTu, it was perfectly easy to follow.
    As has been said , some post about 20 photos and then just ask " what are the plants above?" 
    Devon.
  • steveTusteveTu Posts: 1,941
    Hostafan1 said:
    lemon balm, and yes it will spread all over the place if you let it.
    Stupid question - how do you stop plants spreading? Is it simply a case of waiting for them to appear and pulling them up? The area where the lemon balm is also contains the roses, geraniums, wild garlic....blah, blah. So I'd be loathe to dig anything up - as if I'm having issues identifying the plants from the leaves/flowers, I'd doubt my ability with root systems and bulbs!
    UK - South Coast Retirement Campus (East)
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