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Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,394

Hi Guys,

Just wondering if anyone knew this one? I suspect it's a seed from one of my hen's treat boxes but I googled the ingredients and couldn't find it...





I haven't been wanting to ask in case it's a sunflower or somethingimage But I would really like to knowimage




  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,878

    Looks like Coreopsis.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,394

    I wondered that about the flower Yvie but I was put off by the size and speedy appearance - do they generally get so big?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,640

    Try birdseed, Niger

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,374

    I'd also say it's a tickseed of some kind, maybe Coreopsis lanceolata which is one of the weedy ones.

    Edit: I think Nut has it (as usual!) image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,640


  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,394

    Ha! How cool, I would never have guessed that. I've had a few spillages (faulty feeder) and nothing has ever grown but that one.

    Very impressed! Thank youimage

  • hi, I think it is Coreopsis too.  I have it with other bright colours, orange cosmos and geum and it looks fantastic at the edge of a hot bed.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,640

    I'll stick with the niger, image

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 3,394

    The coreopsis in your picture looks lovely with the butterfly, mulberry badgerimage 

    I have a couple of the perennial types and somebody sent me some coreopsis tinctoria seeds which have been lovely this year.

    I looked up the name guizotia abyssinica to look up images of the Niger plant and am certain that is what has seeded.image

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