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Daisy33Daisy33 Posts: 1,031

Been given these to look after/give away but I don't know what they are. image

Donor now on a month's holiday!




I can take more photos if it helps!! TIA


  • Daisy33Daisy33 Posts: 1,031


    The 2nd plant has a slight red tinge to the ribs, not unlike a fuchsia.

  • B3B3 Posts: 24,450

    Second one looks like sage. Do the leaves smell?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • All of them look like very young plants and it's hard to tell from the pics but will give it a shot

    1) Looks like Campanula medium (AKA Canterbury Bells)

    2) Possibly a young fuschia

    3) Possibly forget-me-nots (Myositis)

  • I meant to add that sage appears in the background of a lot of the pics.

  • Daisy33Daisy33 Posts: 1,031

    Sorry B3. I'm afraid I have kerfuzzled you. There is indeed a sage plant behind - well spotted.

  • Daisy33Daisy33 Posts: 1,031

    Patsy and Mow, it is difficult to describe, the leaves of the first are terribly thin so doesn't feel like sweet williams and aren't the leaves too narrow for campanula?

    Myosotis looks good for 3 and the leaf of 2 indeed looks like fuchsia but again, terribly wispy.

    (Sorry about the sage lurking in the background.)


    Last edited: 07 September 2016 18:23:05

  • @Daisy33

    There are numerous species of campanulas. There are the notorious species like Campanula raunculoides and Campanula garganica, which are somewhat of a weed in many peoples' eyes due to their rhyzomous roots that creep or get into places that make them practically impossible to dig out of.

    Canterbury Bells (Campanula medium) are a lot less invasive and although they look very different (particularly in the shape of the leaves), they all belong to the same happy family.

    Here's a link to how they look:

    Last edited: 07 September 2016 19:04:47

  • Daisy33Daisy33 Posts: 1,031

    I think these plants may be ex-Homebase throw-outs, taken out of their tiddly containers. Maybe I should have mentioned that earlier, soz. image

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,792

    Hi Daisy. Just been out in my garden and spotted leaves like in your first picture - no guarantees image but they do look a lot like my Osteospermum leaves.

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