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anyone reconise this plant description? please ?

During the summer holidays we visited the NT Quarry Bank Mill/ Style Country park in Cheshire .once we had gone down all the steps on entering the garden I saw what I thought would be easily identified as a plant from the veronica  family.

But  I 'm finding it hard and I wondered if anyone also visited and can recall seeing and knowing what it was .I know it's a long shot. image But other than this I shall send them an email as its bugging me AND I want some of these seedsimage

Right here goes : wish me luck .....I'm not so good at describing .

It was about 4 ft tall , sparsely branching out from the main slender stem  was   leaves in bit of a cluster then coming from them maybe another 3 stems . At the end of each stem was a purple flower. The flower was as a veronica in style and must have been about 4-5 inches long. At the top of the  main stem was the flower too. Some other visitor commented that the leaves were reminding her of cannabisimage but never having grown cannabis myself  I can't think  what she meant!image

I took some photos  but can't find them at moment image



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,311

    Have you looked at Veronicastrum Gran?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,577

    beat me to it Nutcutlet.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,311


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,659


    While reading the question I was going to say Veronicastrum, but I'm beaten to it as well!


    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    WOW !!!!!imageimageimage  A Smiley face and a big thank you to you all,   Nut ,Hostafan1 and for the impressive spot on picture from Busy-Lizzie..

    This is what it is  ,and now I can visualize in our garden next year,getting all excited just thinking about itimage 

    Many Thanks again

    Gran x

  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

    verdun   re cannabis   image I'll try anything once!    image  

  • LynLyn Posts: 22,884

    You would probably try it twice Gran!image

    That is a beautiful plant, would it grow from seed, does anyone have any please!

    I am always on the lookout for something to fill  a big space.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,311

    Of course, I wouldn't know what cannabis looks likeimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • granmagranma Posts: 1,929

     Hmmmm image Lyn do you mean the cannabis is a beautiful plant and you wouldn't mind trying some ? image Put me down to try some too , let's sample it together,could help get us through the day image

                                        AND night  image ...................

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