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Erfolg01/06/2019 11:37:52
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I have this plant growing in the garden, I am assuming it is wild. My wife wants more of it.


Also this tree is dying and I want to replace it with another. Earlier in the year it had small white flowers on it, I should have taken a picture then. The Bark is coming of it , many large parts have died which I have cut off, in addition to the smaller branches.


Masher01/06/2019 11:48:35
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Hi Erfolg

It's a Campanula persifolia commonly known as Canterbury bells

kevin b01/06/2019 11:48:47
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Sorry Erfolg, I can't help, but they are definitely not Balsa trees. teeth 2

Peter Miller01/06/2019 11:49:34
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The tree looks a bit ike Mock Orange. The flowers eventually turn into white balls.

brokenenglish01/06/2019 12:06:07
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Masher is right, there's a lot around where we live.

My wife says that you won't need to bother about cultivating it... It spreads everywhere!

Doc Marten01/06/2019 12:10:54
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Yes it's Campanula.

They ooze a white, sticky sap when cut and are also common in blue, a pretty, cottage garden type hardy perenial.

Martin Harris01/06/2019 13:16:50
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Welcome back Carl - I was getting rather concerned that your prolific postings had ceased - I was beginning to think that you'd been abducted (or seduced) by the fracking protesters!

Edited By Martin Harris on 01/06/2019 13:17:17

Mike Blandford01/06/2019 21:22:34
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Leave the flowers to go to seed. Eventually you will get some brown "pods" that are full of seeds. You may then collect these and sow them where you want the plants next year.
Or sow them in a seed tray and get some plants ready to put where you want them (been there, done that!).


Erfolg04/06/2019 11:11:07
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Thank you for the responses, most appreciated.

Martin the protests continue, there are far fewer of them now. They have a fashion statement where most if not all are dressed completely in white, similar to how Druids have been portrayed. The numbers are so diminished at present, that the attics of walking out in front of vehicles, and other acts no longer take place. The irony of the wood burning stove lit most days that i pass seems lost on them. The particulate and smoke nuisance not recognised.

Erfolg18/06/2019 12:21:38
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I need your help yet again

My wife has bought these plants, which are not as per the labels inserted in the trays. My fault entirely.



I am pretty sure they are not marigolds or Petunias.

Keith Sharples18/06/2019 12:30:54
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Hi Erflog. They look like Snap Dragons to me, sorry don't know the botanical name. What sort of garden centre do you have in your neck of the woods with incorrect labelssurprise. They are interesting, if you watch a bee after nectar they crawl inside and the flower kind of snaps shut allowing the flower to deposit pollen on the bee. It dosen't harm the bee at all and they crawl out when they have had enough and move on.

Edited By Keith Sharples on 18/06/2019 12:34:20

Erfolg18/06/2019 12:58:18
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You are most probably correct.

I now vaguely remember, that I was having a coffee with friends that were visiting that the nurseyman said something about snap dragons.

How I get the blame for my wives purchases remains a mystery to me. I just said go and buy what you want, tell me where they are to be planted, I will do the rest.

One of the trays is different to the rest

Flite0818/06/2019 15:25:04
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Antirrhinum = Snaps

Cuban818/06/2019 17:59:47
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Posted by Flite08 on 18/06/2019 15:25:04:

Antirrhinum = Snaps

My mum always called them 'bunny rabbits' when I was a kid, no idea why - get  them to open their 'mouth' by gently squeezing the sides of the flower, always amuses the children. Gardening is much like aeromodelling, be introduced to it as a youngster and the interest will often stay with you for a lifetime.

Edited By Cuban8 on 18/06/2019 18:00:22

Don Fry18/06/2019 18:08:41
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Cuban, not in my case.

Erf, pleased to see you are alive.

Edited By Don Fry on 18/06/2019 18:09:28

kc18/06/2019 19:20:03
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Erfolg is back and the forum is better for that!

Jon Laughton19/06/2019 09:57:03
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Definitely Snapdragons: put them in a sunny spot, dead head them regularly and they will power until the frosts in Autumn

Former Member20/06/2019 00:59:27
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