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YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,899

Visited a beautiful but chaotic cottage garden today and there were a few plants I didnt recognis wondered if anyone can help

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 The above sign was next to the blue flower but as I said the garden was chaotic so wondering if its the correct sign.

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 Its the blue flower Im interested in

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 Yes there is a bit of a blue theme going on.  This one was huge about 5ft tall

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 This time its not the blue one, it looks white but it was pink the following pic is the same plant from a distance (its the airy fairy one in the middle).

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Realise Ive not given you much to work on but wonder if you can help.

Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    Top one, allowing for a small spelling error, is OK

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/campanula-glomerata-var-acaulis/1428.html

    I'm not very good at bulbs

    the tall one is another Campanula, probably lactiflora

    The next is a double Geranium (pratense cultivar probably) and a thalictrum

    The last is the  thalictrum, maybe a delavayi type

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 17,043

    Beautiful flowers Yviestevie, love the one in the third pic.

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,899

    Thanks Nutcutlet, Im sure Ive already posted a reply so sorry if this is duplicating.  Had a look at the Thalictrums (meadow rue) and there are a couple it could be.  Will take more piccies when I visit the garden again, some of the plants in the garden were really weird.  If anyone else knows any cottage gardens worth a visit in their area (bearing in mind I live in Kingswinford in the West Mids/Staffs/Shrops/Worcs border please let me know.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,994

    The bulb is Brodiaea laxa Queen Fabiola (name changed recently though, but not sure what to).

    The tall Campanula is possibly C. lactiflora Lodden Anna or Pritchard's Variety. I can never remember which is which of those two.

     

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,470

    Last one looks like Thalictrum delavayi, I think it has now been renamed Thalictrum dipterocarpum.  It is easy from seed, Try chiltern seeds.

    There is a double one called hewitts double, but you dont get the airy fairy look.

    If you want a good patch. plant 10 or 12 in a block six inches apart. It will seed about after that.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    Hi Yviestevie, that looks like my sort of garden, Where was it?

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,899

    Hi Nutcutlet, Its called Stone Cottage Garden and is in Stone near Kidderminster.  It really is amazing a complete jumble of plants a lot of which are really unusual.  You can find out more on the internet.  I think its open every day and you can buy plants but I didnt see any of the more unusual ones for sale.  I have to say that the lady who runs it is a bit eccentric but quite helpful.  Didnt see anyone else helping out at the garden she seemed to be doing it all by herself.  You pay £4.00 to get in by leaving the money in a tin hanging just by the entrance.  Thanks everyone for the help in ID'ing the plants and the advice - a few more to add to the growing wish list.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    I've been thereimage

    It was a long time ago, 2000. Lovely place and very interesting plants.

    It's a long way from here though.

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,899

    Where's here?

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    Hi Edd and Yviestevie. If I'm on the left I'm lost. I live near Peterboroughimage

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