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inishindie
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:41 pm    Post subject: Plant ident. please Reply with quote

Hi

This plant has taken over my mothers flower beds. I would have thought that one of the plants was put in as a specimen but has run riot. They are quite attractive and the bees love them.. Any ideas please?





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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good old fashioned Astrantia. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:55 am    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

Cheers GPI

I have been doing a bit of reading up on them , now I know what they are. They do self seed but don't spread far, which is about right. They also like wet ground. These are growing in really dry soil, and still thriving....good for under trees maybe?

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