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By Sh13

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

Am new to this site, just came across it today
Can someone plz tell me the name of this flower??
Moved home recently and I have loads of these in my garden,want to know more about them.

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?Centaurea montana?

21 Jun, 2013


Certainly centaurea. Perennial plant for mid-summer (nowadays 24th June to about 5th or 6th July!). Hardy, and generally best in the sun.

21 Jun, 2013


Or in laymans terms, perennial cornflower. If you keep on dead heading the flowers you will get loads more and the bees adore them.

21 Jun, 2013


Hello and welcome to Goy Sh13

I have loads of them as they do tend to take over.

Where Karen63 and I volunteer Glamis Castle walled Garden have white ones .

Yes the bees love them .

21 Jun, 2013


And welcome to Goy, Sh13. Hope you have many happy hours in your new garden.

21 Jun, 2013


Welcome to the site. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I haven't been here long and spend hours just looking at all the lovely gardens. I used to go out and visit open gardens, but this is better and you can do it anytime!
The centaurea is one I found in our garden when we moved which pleased me as my Mother always had it in hers, so reminds me of her. They do tend to flop a bit, but can be staked with bamboo and if they get brown and tatty looking stems, just cut them off and they will shoot again. Keep dead-heading as this encourages the flowers, a lovely blue and bumblebees blunder about in them and are fun to watch. Great fun having a new garden, just waiting to see what comes up, if there are bulbs etc.

21 Jun, 2013


Thanks everyone, I do have loads of them, it seems that's all in the garden, wasn't sure if should get rid of them or keep them....but now I guess can save some dead heads and clear out some.
Thanks, am glad to be here at GOY.

22 Jun, 2013

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