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REMF33REMF33 Posts: 486
Can anyone tell me what these are? I have used a plant id app on them, so have some ideas, but would appreciate human opinions.

The first is clearly something I bought (then potted on without a label). The second could be a purchase, or something that's blown in.



 ...and flowers.

Actually, I am also wondering what those little frondy leaves are too. Maybe self-seeded Nigella? I suppose time will tell.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,557
    I'd say the frondy seedlings are nigella, but I've no ideas about the others.
    The top one could be some sort of campion, but no idea really
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  • coccinellacoccinella LuxembourgPosts: 201
    Difficult. Is the top one in flower now? 
    When down go out and buy a packet of seeds
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 486
    Yes these are both flowering now. My app-guided thoughts are possible hesperis matronalis for the second. The flowers are quite rocket like, and I did buy some last year. For the first...hmm the most plausible suggstion that app makes  matthiol incana - hoary stock. But this doesn't ring any bells.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,479
    edited 25 February
    The Hesperis matronalis is a strong possibility. 
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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,835
    Arabis is a possibility for the first one. Looks to me like Cardamine pratensis for the second.
  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126
    Top one could be Arabis Little Treasure. It's very pretty.
  • tui34tui34 Béziers, Herault, FrancePosts: 1,983
    I thought the top one could be Virginia Stock.  Does it have a strong perfume?  Whatever, as @Ceres said "It is very pretty."
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  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 486
    I will have a smell tomorrow :) It is certainly a nice spash of colour at this time of year.

    Thanks all.
  • Wild_VioletWild_Violet ScotlandPosts: 111
    I’d say top one is Arabis too.  I nearly picked one up in the garden centre yesterday, so taken by the colour. 
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 486
    The only possible thing counting against this is that I didn't have it last spring. I don't remember it in summer either. Autumn purchase...? I would not have bought it unless it was flowering.
    I do keep spreadsheets of new plants bought, but sometimes don't add garden centre purchases
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