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I am sorry for being a major rookie gardener..but this a plant that will come back year after year 


  • Again.. sorry for the picture
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,562
    if the slugs leave it alone. 
    lobelia cardinalis, Queen Victoria

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,937
    Yes it's a perennial lobelia - possibly Cardinalis 

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    edited August 2022
    It's salvia @darren hansen 134. Someone will be along to tell you which one

    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,591
    edited August 2022
    Hostafan1 said:

    lobelia cardinalis, Queen Victoria

    Pete.8 said:
    Yes it's a perennial lobelia - possibly Cardinalis 
    Agree.Lobelia...maybe Lobelia speciosa.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Yes of course it is, thank you silver surfer. Senior moment in in the Uff household. Got the flipping picture right though. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,102
    I had one once … looked exactly like yours … tall and beautiful… I planted it with loving care … next morning just an inch of stump left … and a lot of slime trails 😭 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FireFire Posts: 17,352
    … yes, mine barely made it through the back door. Top of the mollusc menu 
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,865
    I put one in the pond,  quite a way in from the edge,  the slugs still had it! 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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