Plantus Unidentifidous

ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,892

I'm not a flower plant person. Vegetables and fruit I can deal with, but all these plants that pop up and flower are lost on me. I can't even guess what they are!

This rather large and terribly beautiful plant / weed has been growing up by the garage quite happily. Its in what is the designated wildlife / overgrown / where ill looking plants come to die / get a second chance / are stuck in the ground and fingers are crossed area.

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/LadyClarington/20140607_170433_zps1buqqosb.jpg

 

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/LadyClarington/20140607_170440_zps3us7cfry.jpg

 It stands at about 4 1/2 ft high.

 

Any suggestions as to what it is?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    looks like a delphinium

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    snap BBimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,665

    Doesn't just look like a delphinium - I will bet money on the fact that it is a delphinium image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    It's lovely.  Definitely not a weed.  Lots of people struggle to get them going. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,665

    Just a thought - if you've not known it was a delphinium, and consequently you haven't been surrounding it with eggshells, coffee grounds and grit and inspecting it half hourly, what do your slugs, snails and delphinium moths think they're up to???  Slackers the lot of 'em!!! image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Maybe they don't hang out behind the garage Dove - they're probably lying in wait in the flower beds.  Clarington has taken them by surprise.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,665

    image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,892

    I just let it grow like a weed - occasionally running it over with the wheelbarrow, catching it with a lawn mower, squashing it with big feet as I tried to reach the things propped up against the garage, oh and it spent about a month with a ton of sand on top of it not long after it started to grow. I take it this is not standard good delphinium husbandry?!

    There are plenty of slugs in the garden I can assure you - those holy hosta thingys were proof enough. My resident frogs just don't seem interested in keeping the ping pong of life balanced!

    It seems to be on the dangerous list for chickens alas (we're keen for the chickens to roam a great an area as possible so it'll only be the vegetable garden that's fenced off - all other flower beds will be defended as required if I want any chance of the herb garden being usable!) so it looks like some research is needed as to whether I can move it out of potential suicidal chickens way or whether its future in this garden is limited image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,665

    The sand will explain why the slugs/snails didn't attack it when it was young and vulnerable!!!  Good instinctive gardening skills there Clari!!! image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    I find that once a delphinium is established, the slugs and snails don't bother it.image

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