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soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

I haven't posted for a while but not surprised to see a lot of ID requests a this time of the year.

Here's to a successful new growing season to all!

My ID request is for the plant in the picture with the spiky, lanceolate leaves. It's growing in a wildflower border among the ox-eye daisies, as well as in a few other places.








  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Looks like sweet William.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,593

    I think it is dianthus barbatus [ sweet William ] as well.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    Yep, agree with Dave and Pdimage

    I've got lots of over-wintered ones this year and 2 flowers already

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

    Thanks everyone! Definitely sweet William as you say. I should have recognised that. There was some in that border last year that came from a box of 'wildflower' seed.

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