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Hi everyone, hope the sun is out for you as it is for us! At my Dads at the mo and he has a couple of plants that he would like to know the name of........and I told him that I knew just the right people who could come to his aid!image










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  • Thanks  hollie, I've just looked up will search for the Siberian one, thanks again.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,249

    2nd is Physostegia virginiana, the Obedient plant, because the flowers stay where you move them to on the stem.

    Cannot help on the first, don't do indoor plants.


  • Thanks  a lot Berghill, brilliant!  The 1st is some sort of orchid that he was given last week for his 90th birthday..... now he needs to find out how to care for it, the tag was removed so we have no details!!

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,431

    The first one is a dendrobium orchid. Water it once a week and let all water drain through. Semi shaded position is best. The occasional feed with orchid feed will help.

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,987
    I don't normally like orchids much but that one is beautiful!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    I think 2 is a Chelone, possibly C. obliqua

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • kathy 6kathy 6 Posts: 261

    I thought the same nutcutlet.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,249

    Changed my mind, it is a Chelone. Senior moment, as I was looking at Phyostegia in the garden just before I came on.

  • Thanks so much, you are all so brilliant! I wish I knew about, and could put a name to,all these lovely plants etc. like all of you can. Sadly I even have trouble knowing what is a weed and what is a seedling (esp. when I've direct sown). I also wish that I could offer advice in return for all of your help.............maybe one day image xx

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