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1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 568
Can anyone identify? 


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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,425
    Valerian
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483
    edited June 2021
    Fairygirl said:
    Valerian
    Known nowadays as Centranthus ruber 😊 

    https://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/centranthus-ruber/

    Seeds like thistledown take root in cracks and crevices, especially in the stone walls banks cliffs and house roofs of Devon and Cornwall. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,425
    Yeh - I was too lazy to put the proper name  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483
    It’ll soon be bedtime @Fairygirl 🛋 ☕️ 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,425
    It will - a snooze on the settee soon for an hour or two first  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483
    I’m joining you … feet are up, kettle’s on … knitting on lap 🧶 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,425
    Good - you can make me a cuppa too. Just milk in mine....
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • 1634 Racine1634 Racine Posts: 568
    Thanks guys.  Particularly pretty isn’t it.  Well, the flowers at least. Am I right in thinking valerian has the same effect as cat mint on our feline friends?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,425
    No idea @1634 Racine. It grows randomly around here. There's a clump in a garden near me which has escaped through the fence and is now in a rough bit of soil beside the pavement. Hardy stuff  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,483
    We like it … even if it does seed around ‘generously’ 😉….  I picked some today 


    “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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