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Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

I was tidying up the school wildlife garden today and found these in pots. 

I'm sure they are weeds, but wondered if anyone could ID them for me.

Thank you.

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  • The top photo is a delightful little plant that has either white or mauve flowers, spreads itself indiscriminatelyand the bees and hover flies absolutely love it, but for the life of me I can't remember its name.  I am sure some of our more knowledgeable readers will know.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,022

    ditto Melspad.image

    Devon.
  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

    It definitely has tall purple flowers in the summer.  Sounds perfect for the wildlife garden then image

  • I wouldn't be without it as I love wildlife and encourage anything that the bees like!!  Every now and then have to pull it up as it can take over, but in a ladylike way, not brutish!!!  HaHa

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,906

    That's purple Toadflax.

    i don't class this as a weed, I grow it from seeds purposely for the bees. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,022

    indeed so Lyn, I had Lunaria in my head , but knew it wasn't, linaria isn't far off though.

     

    Devon.
  • Thanks Lyn,  I won't spend the rest of the day wondering now!

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,906

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    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I have that too Lyn. Seeds itself and is shallow rooted, so easy to move to where you want.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,906

    And it's been completely evergreen, so filled some nice spaces with very pretty greenery.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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