Plant identification please!

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Plant identification please!

Post: # 144605Post Super.Niki
Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:08 pm

Im a bit rubbish at identifying what plants are unless I've planted them!

Has anyone got any idesa what these are? They've grown themselves in my garden and I want to know if they're useful or a pain before I dig em up and grow veg there instead!!

one: http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89 ... e100-1.jpg

two: http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89 ... age097.jpg

three: http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh89 ... age101.jpg


thanks in advance all you lovely ishers! :)
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Post: # 144608Post invisiblepiper
Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:28 pm

Hi -not good at names - but 1st pic is some sort of bulbs - daffodils or similar - wait till they flower. The weed amongst the plant is sticky willie - very invasive and seeds last for 100 years - get rid of it - it will stick to your clothes so is easy to identify.
2nd pic looks like the leaf formation of some sort of tall daisies - but of great interest is the leaf to the right - which looks like feverfew - a very useful herb.
3rd pic - no idea of the name - but it produces orange flowers on a stem - quite nice in a border.
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Post: # 144609Post The Riff-Raff Element
Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:31 pm

The third ones look a bit like kaffir lillies; the second I agree look a lot like margarites or some other kind of daisy.

As for the first...no idea :mrgreen:

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Post: # 144613Post Silver Ether
Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:57 pm

could the first one be bluebells
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Post: # 144619Post pumpy
Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:59 pm

Silver Ether wrote:could the first one be bluebells
either them, or Grape-Hyacinth. I agree with riff-raff & invisiblepiper 'bout the other 2 pics. ( not that i really know what i'm talking about!).
it's either one or the other, or neither of the two.

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Post: # 144626Post becks77
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:48 pm

Number 1 looks like bluebells to me and number 3 looks like it could be an iris?
Sorry cant help on 2
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Post: # 144628Post red
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:53 pm

guessing here but i think

1 bluebells
2 pot marigold
3 monbretia
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Post: # 144631Post rockchick
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:22 pm

1. looks like bluebells to me too
2. could it be mountain cornflower?
3. i thought crocosmia (is that the same as montbretia?)

I have a bit of the same problem, a new garden full of stuff I don't recognise - I'm going for the leave it for at least a full year just to be sure!

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Post: # 144632Post Super.Niki
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:27 pm

Thanks guys

As most people seemed to agree they were flowers of some description... I dug up 2&3 but I left 1 out of curiosity just to see if it comes up with something interesting!

As for the herb mentioned at the top, I've carefully dug it up and potted it!

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Post: # 144647Post Green Aura
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:53 pm

2 looked a bit like cornflower - shame you dug it up. They're beautiful and you can eat them.
3 was definitely montbretia

1 looks like blue or whitebells - absolute bugger to get out, they have fairly small white bulbs which hide and multiply just to spite me :cussing:
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Post: # 144681Post Millymollymandy
Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:44 am

Piccy no 1 - get rid of the weed growing through your bluebells as soon as possible or it will self seed with abandon. It is goosegrass/cleavers/sticky bindweed and horrendously invasive! Also move the brick out of the way of the poor bluebells!

What did you do with plant no. 2 and the montbretia/crocosmias? Hope you didn't chuck them!
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Post: # 144704Post Loobyloo
Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:34 am

apparently goosesgrass (or sticky willy as it will always be to me) is edible.

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Post: # 144714Post Millymollymandy
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:47 am

No. 2 could possibly be Lychnis Coronaria.
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Post: # 144717Post bodrighy
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:27 pm

Loobyloo wrote:apparently goosesgrass (or sticky willy as it will always be to me) is edible.
It is when youing but it is stringy and not particularly worth it unless you are very hungry and skint. .....Now where did I see that patcj growing :scratch:

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