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kit7kit7 Posts: 1
Hello I wonder if anyone can help me identify this plant. I've posted a picture on the Facebook page that this forum is linked to. It is about 50cm high it's spread like anything and in the summer it takes over. In winter it dies down. Has tall individual stems with several lots of pink flowers. 5 petals each. I think they could be stocks but I'm not sure. Many thanks Kit


  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Hello  kit7 - is it possible to post your picture on this forum by using the green tree symbol on the toolbar?  I'm sure someone on here will be able to help you then.image   

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,162

    I can't find it Kit, I'm not experienced on facebookimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DyersEndDyersEnd Posts: 730

    From your description I'm wondering if it could be soapwort.  I'm still trying to get rid of soapwort I inherited when I moved in image


  • DyersEndDyersEnd Posts: 730

    Soapwort Runnybeak?  It's pretty but it was more or less the only thing I had apart from some shrubs with soapwort growing up through them image

  • Can't see any link to Facebook?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,162

    The leaves look like saponaria to me, so does the description of its behaviour

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,966

    It looks like Saponaria to me too - our neighbours let it roam over their back garden - we're trying to stop it invading ours - we're being fairly successful so far but we have to be vigilant.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • DyersEndDyersEnd Posts: 730

    For me it's too persistent in that new plants grow from the tiniest bit of root you leave behind and it's really difficult to get the main root out completely.  I have it in both front and back gardens.  In the front it's in a border alongside the concrete drive and it's dug itself under.  It just keeps coming back up along the edge image.  I'd actually rather have ground elder to deal with (and I have that too).

    Don't know about phlox, looking forward to replies from others.

  • Thanks Edd, I don't usually scroll down past the ads!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,162

    I've lost track of what we're IDing nowimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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