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harmonyharmony Posts: 231
Hi, can someone I'D the first pic for me please, the leaves are hairy and have a strong smell.
2nd pic, the blue flowers (name slipped from my mind lol) should I Dead head or leave the lovely seedheads. Thanks..o


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 24,625
    only one pic
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 30,029
    Centaurea - knapweed, for that one  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • harmonyharmony Posts: 231
    Sorry this is the first pic for ID
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 385
    Stachys sylvatica, Hedge woundwort.  Pretty purple flowers but you are right, it does smell!
    East Anglia
  • mikeymustardmikeymustard Posts: 145
    Hairy and has a strong smell? Sounds like you're talking about me! ;)
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 2,060
    1. Centaurea..Yes, dead head it.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 60,372
    I don’t totally deadhead the centaurea ... I leave done because the goldfinches love feeding on the seeds. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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