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SheleenSheleen Southampton, in a gardenPosts: 51
A while back, I tried to grow chamomile from seed, and failed dismally (the builders took over the garden, so I couldn't tend to the seedlings). A few weeks back, I noticed that where my greenhouse once stood, there was growing a small plant with double flowers that looked like chamomile. I transplanted it into a more suitable spot in the garden, but looking at it more closely now, I don't think it is chamomile - the leaves look wrong? I'd just like to know if anyone can identify the plant? It's so pretty anyway, that even if it is a weed, I'm letting it stay :)

Okay... secondly...
Many years back I bought a tiny plug plant of "Top Hat" Blueberry. It never did much... then two years ago, a shrub began to growin the pot where the blueberry had been planted. I've let it grow - it has dark green leaves  that are silvery on the underside (this shows as the new leaves begin to sprout). I don't think this is blueberry at all -theres a cuckoo in my pot! But does anyone know what it is?

it seems to grow well with the periwinkle :)

Many thanks in advance. x

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,645
    The white flower looks like a mini chrysanthemum to me. I think the second is a type of cotoneaster. 
    Hopefully someone can be more precise  :)
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    The flowers do look a bit like camomile but the foliage doesn't so I guess it is something else.
  • SheleenSheleen Southampton, in a gardenPosts: 51
    R.E the 'chamomile'... I did plant feverfew a while back too - could it be part of the feverfew family?

  • SheleenSheleen Southampton, in a gardenPosts: 51
    Yes... I do believe that one is definitely feverfew :) Now it's just the "it isnt blueberry" to identify :)
    Thanks to answers so far - made me sit and think hard lol
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,511
    It's definitely feverfew. I lost it in my garden for a while and was mocked for paying for a weed at a garden centre to get it back. 
    Hey ho. Each to his own. I love it. Some of them have lovely lime green leaves for a while. They're easily transplanted to the right place too.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    AnniD's ID of Cotoneaster is correct , though with so many species , named cultivars and hybrids I wouldn't like to hazard a guess .
    Probably make a complete ar*e of myself ! :*
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    The Cotoneaster is probably franchettii.
    The bees love it!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • SheleenSheleen Southampton, in a gardenPosts: 51
    So the cotoneaster was probably just a random bird poop that sprouted? lol Ah, well... probably need a bit more hedging out the front :)
  • SheleenSheleen Southampton, in a gardenPosts: 51
    The Cotoneaster is probably franchettii.
    The bees love it!
    I just looked that up - it's quite pretty! And, well, anything the bees love gets to stay in my garden :) Thank you all!
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