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Lena NLena N Posts: 189

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 Could anyone tell me what these are please? 

 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337

    Aquilegia, Dog violet, one of the willowherbs.  All are wild flowers which could be considered weeds, mainly because they are all masters of self-seeding themselves everywhere!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • JanBiJanBi Posts: 11

    1 and 3 are weeds, but not sure which ones.  Not sure about 2 - have some growing myself but the flowers look nice so I have left them.

    Good luck

  • Lena NLena N Posts: 189

    Thank you! I've googled them and I think you're right Bob.

    PS. I think they all look quite pretty so will keep them - don't tell anyone image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,229

    I would keep the aquilegia, at least until it flowers and you know whether it's an attractive colour or not (some are a bit muddy-coloured).

    I wuld keep the violets, whether or not they're a scented variety, just because they're so pretty and I picked bunches of them and put them in little jars on the school windowsill when I was a child.

    Unless I had at least an acre of garden I would not keep the willowherb - the seed everywhere and take over everything - on the other hand, if yu do have a big garden they're fantastic food plants for some lovely moths.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Lena NLena N Posts: 189

    Thanks for the tip Dove. My garden is tiny so I'll dig the willow herb up! image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,553

    I'm also looking at the grass type plants in with the violets. I think it may be pendulous sedge, attractive but invasive and huge in maturity.

    What do you think Dove, Bob and Jan?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,229

    I think you're right Nut - I think I'd take those violets out and transplant them somewhere so that I could get every last scrap of those sedge roots out image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • ceninpedrceninpedr Posts: 47

    Aquilegia are pretty flowers. They do cross pollinate so wait and see what colours you get. And they will self-seed, so pull up what you don't want.

    The violets are lovely this time of year, and I like the leaf shape too. I encourage them in my garden - they are so small and dainty anyway, and don't take up much space.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,337

    Yes, well spotted nut & I agree with dove - move violets and dig-out the sedge. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Lena NLena N Posts: 189

    Thanks Nut, we have an enormous sedge in the front garden and I hate it - I always wondered what it was. They seem to be everywhere in our village and keep popping up all over the place.

    Looks like I've got a busy weekend ahead of me image

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