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REMF33REMF33 Posts: 578
Can tell remind me what these are? I do hope not weeds...






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  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 578
    Could it be a type of scabious?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,596
    edited May 2021
    I don’t think it’s any kind of Scabious, another one to wait for flowers, easier to identify 
     
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 578
    I guess so. I definitely planted them - I took a photo when things were still coming up but took it before whatever these are had flowered. I have a spread sheet with all the plants I sowed from seed and bought online (no garden centres this time last year!) so it has to be on that, but that doesn't actually narrow it down that much. (But more so than it would if this arose this time next year. i.e. I have grown about 4 times as much stuff this year!)
    note to self: take photos of things in situ (rather than just close ups) this year.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,596
    Did you plant any Verbena,  the leaves are a bit similar, you’ll know as soon as it gets flowers though, Verbena has a cluster head. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 578
    I did but these are plants that were there last year, so I don't think it's that. And no self-seeders last year as it was a brand new patch. My verbena also has much tougher leaves that are a duller shade of green. As far as I am concerned, that border had heleniums, rudbeckia, achillea, scabious, mallope triffida, hungarian blue poppies, knautia, salpiglossis, sunflowers, tithonia, verbena bonariensis and echinacea in it. I think that's it...
    Will just have to wait and see. Whatever it is, they seem to be healthy plants. (Some of my grown from seeds plants last year left much to be desired!)
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 578
    Ok these are nearly there now...  At least I hope nearly there, and not fully there!


  • bullfinchbullfinch SurreyPosts: 544
    Maybe it is scabiosa, I sowed some scabiosa atropurpurea this year, they haven't flowered yet. The light wasn't brilliant when I took these photos, but they do look similar...
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 578
    edited June 2021
    Mine are rather tall. I don't remember having orangey ones either. Another few days should tell...
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 578
    edited June 2021
    Ah I did grow some Scabiosa atropurpurae from seed last year (and very weedy specimens they were too). If it's that what this is, they did a very good job of self seeding. I do love scabious... (good job as these are about 2.5 ft high and taking up a lot of room.) And behind them are some Scabiosa columbaria, about 8 inches tall... (will have to move them.)
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 578
    They are right at the front of the border... Will look nice when they come out next to the rose campion which I stupidly put at the front of the border (no self-seeding excuse for them. Just ignorance. They were slow growers though.)

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