Can anyone help me identify these please. I randomly threw some seeds around the garden last year but don't recognise these. Any suggestions gratefully received, thanks in advance.
Didn't you keep the packets? Looks like sweet William or a campanula. I could be wrong.
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I've looked through packets some of which were seeds I collected myself but can't match them to any of them. I haven't got either of your suggestions I'm afraid, but thanks anyway. I'm going to Oz in a few weeks and not returning until May so I'll just have to wait until my return and see what's sprung up.
Have a google of rose campion, the leaves look similarIf it is, they self-seed all over the place in my garden. Just pull up the ones you don't want
You could be right Pete8 as I have these on the other side of my garden, although the leaves are more "silvery" when they come through. I'll go with that thanks, unless anyone else has other suggestions??
The leaves look too hairy for sweet William I would go with rose campion as well, but not sure.
UPDATE: This is what's it looks like now, I've dug it up but would still like to know what it is if anyone can now recognise it, thanks.
I don't think it's rose campion, but afraid I don't know what it is. It looks familiar - hopefully someone will be along to identify
The original pic does look a lot like some scabious seedlings I've just potted up
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The plant in the latest picture looks familiar to me too. First I thought it it was some sort of dianthus and then I wondered if it was corncockle. I think it is often included in packets of wild flower seeds.
I did wonder about an out of control dianthus, but corncockle is a strong contender I think
I'm adding my support for Corncockle too. If left in they would reveal their flowers sometime later this summer.