Nut - you gave us these plants - but what are they?

DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 47,973

A couple of years ago Nut gave us these plants when they were quite small - she did tell me what they were - but  I can't find where I wrote it down - I've got a 'species delphinium' in my head but that's all 

Nut, do you remember, or if you're busy this week, (and I suspect you may be image) does anyone else know what they are?

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"...tea and toasted buttered currant buns, can't compensate for lack of sun because the summer's all gone..."   Autumn Almanac - Ray Davies
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 47,973

    Just bumping this up in the hope that Nut .......... or someone ............. sees it .............. 

    "...tea and toasted buttered currant buns, can't compensate for lack of sun because the summer's all gone..."   Autumn Almanac - Ray Davies
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,073

    Hi Dove, busy but nearly there, just an odd bit of weeding and a few cakes to go.

    You're right with the delpinium, it's D. staphisagria. Self seeding annual or biennial

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 47,973

    Thanks Nut .......... I think these self-seeded from before last ... they're looking amazing this year.  Thanks. 

    I hope all goes wonderfully at the weekend  - you've certainly picked your weather ........ we had vague plans of travelling to the in-laws this weekend and popping in on  your Open Garden, but my dodgy knee has sabotaged my plans by dropping me unawares in the middle of a clump of Hesperis matronalis ... the knee's not too bad but I've a badly sprained ankle ........... so pee'd off I can't tell you! image

    And the Hesperis is looking .................. wrecked! imageimage

    "...tea and toasted buttered currant buns, can't compensate for lack of sun because the summer's all gone..."   Autumn Almanac - Ray Davies
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,073

    That's bad Dove but at least it wasn't a patch of stinging nettles image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 47,973

    As I said to Obelixx ......... are you inferring that my garden is full of stinging nettles ??? ............ well, maybe one or two ...........image

    "...tea and toasted buttered currant buns, can't compensate for lack of sun because the summer's all gone..."   Autumn Almanac - Ray Davies
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,073

    you need some for the butterfly larvae image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 47,973

    I know .......... but there's never been any in this garden ............ but plenty in the SSSI  woodland across the way image

    "...tea and toasted buttered currant buns, can't compensate for lack of sun because the summer's all gone..."   Autumn Almanac - Ray Davies
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,073

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 47,973
    edited 13 June




     Delphinium staphisagria. Self seeding annual or biennial ... and the slugs and snails seem to leave them alone ... unless the toad is guarding them for me. 

    They self-seeded again and are even better than before  ... I was going to post pics of them blooming last year, but if you remember that "sprained ankle" turned into a broken foot  :'( and an awful lot of things never happened after that. 

    @Hostafan1 ;  these are what I was telling you about when we visited ... do you want some seeds?  Bees love them

    Or anyone else want any?

     :) 




    "...tea and toasted buttered currant buns, can't compensate for lack of sun because the summer's all gone..."   Autumn Almanac - Ray Davies
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,073
    They look really good Dove, ahead of mine

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