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These beautiful flowers have sprung up everywhere recently 
does anyone know what they are please :) 
apologies photos aren’t crystal
 clear !


  • EustaceEustace Posts: 1,507
    Oxford. The City of Dreaming Spires.
    And then my heart with pleasure fills,
    And dances with the daffodils (roses). Taking a bit of liberty with Wordsworth :)

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,231
    edited April 2022
    Agree...Lunaria annua...common name Honesty.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Wow that was quick thank you 
    I’ve seen so much of it everywhere and growing wild I thought it must be a native wildflower that I didn’t know - ive been looking at purple wildflower types trying to find it!
    thanks again it had been annoying me not being able to find it 😊
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,231
    Probably a garden escapee.
    Flowers can also be white.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    There's also Lunaria varigata, I've recently set seeds that are just germinating. This from RHS website.

    'Alba Variegata' is a self-seeding biennial growing to around 60cm. The heart-shaped leaves have an irregular, white border, the white flowers appear in late spring and early summer, and are followed by flat, circular seedpods. When ripe, the outer covers and seeds fall away, revealing silvery, paper-thin discs
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • I was going to come on here to ask the same thing. Someone near me has them growing almost like a hedge behind a low brick wall. They look so pretty. 
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,357
    One or two always manage to seed inside my greenhouse. I don't mind because the bees always come in to visit them and other plants too.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,309
    It sneaks into all sorts of places - some that are quite unlikely. 
    It always reminds me of my Grandpa, and as children, we loved the little seed cases. 
    I collected some seed last year, so I hope it takes.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,184
    edited April 2022
    They self-seed well and are stars of the garden at this time of year. This area (in front of Compost Corner) has five different ones - the common one with green leaves and purple flowers, green leaves with white flowers, "annua variegata" variegated with white flowers, "Somerset Marble" purple/variegated foliage with purple flowers, and "Chedglow" dark foliage with purple flowers.

    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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