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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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What am I?

05 April 2010 12:52:20
What on earth am I ?

What on earth am I ?

I have no idea what this is. Any idea what it is?


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sallysarah sallysarah 05 April 2010 14:15:40

might be the yellow flowering Verbascum - does it have hairy leaves? 

Geraldine, I've just potted up the Courgettes - you sent me seeds probably a month ago.  They seem strong and healthy with good root system.  Awful weather here - raining raining all day and windy........


Ivor Ivor 05 April 2010 14:51:51

On first sight I would be thinking "Primula"  of some kind.


Jacinta Jacinta 05 April 2010 15:06:59

Looks like a verbascum alright.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 05 April 2010 15:09:24

Sally cann't remember planting Verbascum there but it does have slightly hairy leaves great that seeds are doing well.

Ivor not primula as far as I know so will have to keep on trying to discover what I planted.

Jacinta congrats on being featured as Gardener of the month only got my copy yesterday.


sallysarah sallysarah 05 April 2010 17:16:34

I had a yellow Verbascum come up out of the blue last summer - presumed a bird dropped the seed.  They grow to 5-6ft but are very sturdy.  Not exactly my cup of tea, but its appearance always remarked on in a garden!!!  No it's definitely not a primula - too vulgar!!!!


Rachel Rachel 05 April 2010 18:59:04

I've had the same as Sally. Verbascum pop up everywhere - a gardening gift! I don't recognise the leaves from any of the types of verbascum I grow though.


Jacinta Jacinta 05 April 2010 19:01:02

Thanks Geraldine.


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