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Unidentified plant - any ideas?

A couple of these have sprung up in our beds - being relatively new to gardening, we're not sure whether or not we're looking at a weed. Can anyone


  • Sorry, something went wrong above - I meant to end with 'Can anyone help? Thank you! :) )
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,913
    edited May 2020
    I thought at first that it was a type of spurge (euphorbia), but now l'm not so sure. Hopefully someone will recognise it, l will tag @Silver surfer for a possible id.  :)
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 920
    edited May 2020
    Reminds me a bit of Campanula medium or campanula persicifolia (can’t remember which is the correct name) ? They self seed so maybe your neighbour has some? They have pretty blue or white bell shaped flowers, sometimes known as Canterbury bells
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  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,562
    I think campanula persicifolia too. There are a couple of flower buds on there so if you post another pic when they open, we might be able to give a more definite answer.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,021
    I agree ... ours self seed all over the garden ... I just pull them out or transplant them if they’re in the wrong place. 😊 

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

  • Hello Everyone, thank you so much - and how lovely! We have them appearing on each side of the garden! I'll post a picture with buds asap, and another when they open! Thanks again, really appreciate it!  :)

  • Here is a picture with clearer (though still a bit blurry, sorry - camera refusing to behave this morning...) buds - thanks everyone!

  • Thank you, Everyone! You were right - beautiful and insect-friendly Canterbury Bells! XX
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