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Hosta Frequency Kenneth
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:48 am    Post subject: Is this a weed? Reply with quote

Hi, this thing has sprouted up in a few beds in my garden, I'm not long in this house so I don't really know what to expect...it is probably a weed, but it might also be something from those various wild flower seed packets that I used a while back.

Anyone know what it is?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some sort of a poppy ???
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be nice if it was! No sign of a flower head or stem appearing yet. just lots of leaves.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

definitely a poppy of some sort the flower wont be long appearing now
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant...looking forward to seeing what it does...and i was THIS close to weeding it! I should really try to keep track of where I plant stuff!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember and post a picture for us to see if a flower appears
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I meant to get around to it...yes great show of poppies, a bunch of them flowering in succession from the same plant, which is great! The stalks are quite bulky and weedy looking but the flowers are great.

Monty Don said to prune these right back after flowering and this should result in a second flush in Autumn. Is this likely?[/img]



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What lovely colours they are, I bet your glad it wasn't a weed after all!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I'm surprised by all the wild flower seeds I put down in the spring and kind of forgot about! It seems that out of the packet there are always big bulky ones that crowd out the rest. I think you would need a large space (ie. meadow) and a few years' work in order to give each plant it's required space and end up with as many varieties as the packet promises. Also I find that planting them in a flower bed is frustrating because it is hard to weed around annual flower seedlings, and they don't look great until they've flowered.

I scattered some along the roadside outside my house, where there used to be a strip of brambles and weeds, now I have a nice strip of wildflowers, and it really suits that area.

I was amused this morning to discover a TOMATO plant growing in a flower bed among lupins and lillies! Talk about losing track of seeds...
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