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DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,830

Hi, please can you give me a hand putting names to these plants that were in the gardens at Gt Ruston today...

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 3. now I look at this one properly it's a peony isn't it?  Amazing what a decent camera and a pair of spectacles can do image

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  Thanks image

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,942

    The bottom ones are peony flower heads. They look just like my Paeony molly the witch.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,942

    Middle one looks a bit like  a phytolacca or pokeweed, but I'm not sure.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,200

    Cimicifuga is the top one, or is it now Actaea? Probably simplex.

    2nd is Phytolaca americana

    Both of these berries are poisonous.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,200

    The Paenia seeds are the black parts. Sow fresh and wait for a long time.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    Top one I think is Actaea pachypoda/alba

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,200

    I would love to get hold of A. simplex Pritchard's Giant, but none of the Nurseries we frequent stock it.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,830

    Nut, you generously gave me an Actaea pachypoda didn't you?  But it has black berries - nigra?

    And I have a Molly the Witch from you - but East Ruston has them by the several square metres!!! 

    I did recognise the peony eventually, when I looked at the photograph with my glasses on image  I should have put my glasses on earlier when looking at the plants image  I think the fact that there was such a large area of them absolutely threw me - without my glasses on it looked like some thick shrubby undergrowth. 

    Thanks everyone image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    I can't remember if I gave you Actaea rubra or pachypoda Dove.

    A.rubra has red berries that dry off black.

    A. pachypoda I germinated over last winter and none of mine have flowered yet. 

    I shall be sulking if they're not A. pachypoda at all. I've had wrongly labelled packets in the past. Sometimes takes ages before they show themselves to be wrong .

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,830

    Ah, it's rubra then. image

    I've just found some Lunaria rediviva seeds in my pocket - how on earth did they get there? image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    Can't think how they got there Dove. What's in the other pocket?image

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