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ID please. I grabbed a seed head from the crematorium where Steve's ashes are scattered, and this plant is the result. I thought the seeds I had were Lavender, but my gardening friend says it's not lavender!

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Looks more like a wild red Campion, which are lovely anyway. Try searching google for 'red campion seed heads' and see if they look like the ones you planted.

27 Mar, 2020


Many thanks Honey, I will.

Oh dear - not that I’m afraid. I’ll take another pic once it’s flowered.

27 Mar, 2020


Its very early in the year for campion to be flowering. It grows wild in profusion here and no sign of flowers yet. Did you raise it under cover?

27 Mar, 2020


Yes Sue, it’s been in the greenhouse all winter. Now showing signs of being a pink flower. Thanks for joining in 🙂 .

27 Mar, 2020


It looks a bit Campanula-ish!

27 Mar, 2020


Thanks Cammomile but I don’t think so. It’s a maddening mystery . . . where’s Bamboo when you need her?!

27 Mar, 2020


wild Red Campion has a furryish leaf but it does look like a campion of some sort.

28 Mar, 2020


Hi Sheila, I've been looking in my old wild flower book, could it be common lungwort? Does it have any feint spotting on the leaves? How tall is it. Do you think it's grown taller because it's been in the greenhouse?

8 Apr, 2020


Hi Janey,
Thank you for writing . . . I’ve since discovered that it’s Ragged Robin, so I sent messages to all the above members to tell them. I can’t remember how the mystery was solved because I’m hopeless! But once it flowered, it was easier.

And although it isn’t from the crematorium it’s a plant that was a favourite of Steve’s Nan and they were very close, so that makes me smile.

I hope you are happy and enjoying the spring sunshine. x

8 Apr, 2020


Oh that good that you found out what it was Sheila...
Yes, and has meaning to you too..:))

Well, it's been very chilly here today, so a long walk with Lottie warmed us up..

Take care Sheila and keep safe...clapping for the NHS now,

9 Apr, 2020


Yes, I’ve just been clapping too ... isn’t it a great idea?!

Sorry you’ve had a chilly day, it’s been hot here with young girls walking in skimpy tops and shorts ... never too early to get a tan I guess. I just sat in the garden with bare feet, which was nice 🙂. xx

9 Apr, 2020


Yes it is Sheila. My daughter works for the NHS so I'm clapping for her too..:)).
It has been so warm today, I don't think the plants know what's hit them! xx

11 Apr, 2020


🙂🙂 Yes, it’s astonishing what a difference this warmth is making to our plants. My Acers grow a little happier each day!

Well done to your daughter - I hope she keeps safe and well, and you too. xx

12 Apr, 2020


Thank you Sheila..☺️

I love Acers, so beautiful, not for my garden though..mores the pity!
Keep safe too..X

12 Apr, 2020

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