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pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,086
A few months ago I cleared out a small forest of daylilies. In the bare soil this little jobbie appeared. Does anyone have a clue as to what he might be? About eight inches tall so far. Very probably bird seed.


Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,401
    I don't know what your plant is, but I dug out a load of day lillies recently. I couldn't believe how hard they were to get out.
    Tenacious little bar stewards😡
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,086
    Yes, and I’ve had to leave the area bare because they keep rising from their graves.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,401
    Were they the Carrie variety?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,013
    It looks a bit Verbena bonariensis - ish.
    Do you like my correct horticultural terminology?  ;)

    I have a smaller variety that looks quite like that. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,086
    Ooh that would be nice. 🙂
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,013
    It looks similar, but not quite the same, so it might be something completely different of course... ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Do you use niger bird seed?
    Looks like seedlings growing underneath our bird feeders.
    If it is you could let it continue to grow and flower and then seed.....free seeds for the birds.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,086
    We (actually not we, he) buy mixed bird seed in huge sacks from our local pet shop. They contain loads of different things so niger seed might well be in there somewhere. 🙂

    The pet shop man delivered a sack yesterday, along with two large bags of those thin extruded suet snippets and six of those fat blocks. This is the summertime menu.

     I asked my dearly beloved (for it is his delight to feed the birds, I just wipe up the mess on the patio, the tables, the chair backs, the washing etc etc), I asked him gently and with as little irritation as I could muster, how much he spends on this stuff every month.

    Over a year? he mused. About £70 a month. 

    A month.

    I ask you. Do they not have the wherewithal to find their own food?🙄
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,596
    His reply sounds suspiciously like my request, as a child, asking if I could stay up to see the football.
    ”What time is it on?”
    ”Oh, eight hun(cough,swallow)dredandfive.”
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