Is this all Campanula Portenschlagiana?

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 I know there is a weed on the left hand top corner of the first picture, but the whole thing seems overrun to me.  I planted tiny little plants in April 2013 and kept them well weeded all last year.

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  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Sorry, the weed that I know about is on the 2nd picture.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,785

    That's what that  particular campanula does - I pull it all up every year - every year it grows back to look just like yours image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Oh dear.  Is there any way of calming it down?  I just wanted a carpet of colour in that plot for the summer without too much work.  If I trim it all back now, do you think I'll lose the flowers for this summer?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    I think that one could be C. poscharskyana. Trailing bell flower. 

    It looks like it and your description of its growth sounds like it

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    I think it would have another go at flowering. But you will have a carpet of flowers for little effort

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,785

    I always get confused between those two - but I've got the one that grows back from nothing to 18* tall in a matter of a fortnight!

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Ideas of world dominationimage

  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Mm, not sure.  I don't really like the "wild, overgrown, world domination look" image   I'm fairly sure that it's Campanula Portenschlagiana, at least that's what I bought anyway and I always keep a record of what I have planted on a spread sheet.   It may have to be dug up and I can feel a quick trip to our local nursery coming on ...

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,255

    Those two names are similarly unpronounceable and they are often wrongly labelled.

    If you check on the RHS website or in the big RHS book you'll see the difference, 

  • CharleyDCharleyD Posts: 440

    Nutcutlet, yes I see what you mean.  I think my flowers are more like the poscharskyana. 

    Dovefromabove, when you say you dig yours up each year and it comes back - does that mean it's really hard to get rid of completely, like the dreaded wild garlic and celadine?

     

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