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Snow MaidenSnow Maiden South Coast UKPosts: 862

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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  • Snow MaidenSnow Maiden South Coast UKPosts: 862

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

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,900

    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.


  • Snow MaidenSnow Maiden South Coast UKPosts: 862

    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: 16,161

    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.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,374
    I don't normally like orchids much but that one is beautiful!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,568

    I think 2 is a Chelone, possibly C. obliqua

  • kathy 6kathy 6 Posts: 261

    I thought the same nutcutlet.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,900

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

  • Snow MaidenSnow Maiden South Coast UKPosts: 862

    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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