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Rachel's Journal

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What on Earth

31 May 2011 22:29:26
What on Earth

What on Earth

I weeded my Annuals bed today and edged it. I also raked the surface.

The plan was to at least put in the sunflower stakes and plant the sunflowers.

However, I found I only had three stakes left so there were only three sunflowers planted today.

There is a photo in my album. Ignore the grass in the border - that will be moved soon.

But I found this completely unfamiliar seedling while weeding. It looks like some kind of vegetable. Can anyone identify it? Here is what I planted in this bed last year and I'm pretty sure it's not any of these!?!

No.Plants   Genus Species Variety
13   Helianthus annuus Earth Walker
10   Helianthus annuus Claret
72   Helychrysum monstrosum Summer Solstice
21   Coleus blumei Black Dragon
28   Petunia grandiflora Mirage White
6   Petunia x hybrida Strawberry Sundae
3   Ricinus communis Carmencita
41   Schizanthus pinnatus  
32   Zinnia elegans Envy Double
47   Hordeum jubatum  
18   Zinnia elegans Scarlet Flame
26   Callistephus chinensis Siam
48   Callistephus chinensis red
88   Cosmos bipinnatus  
48   Cosmos bipinnatus Rose
24   Cosmos bipinnatus Picotée
7   Orlaya grandiflora  
14   Pennisetum glaucum Purple Majesty
9   Schizanthus pinnatus  

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fran m fran m 31 May 2011 22:43:16

Sorry no help, but I like that leaf.


J.D. J.D. 31 May 2011 22:48:45

It certainly doesn't look like any from your list! Watching with interest.


Hosta Hosta 31 May 2011 23:07:12

Honesty?  How big is the leaf ?


Moya Moya 31 May 2011 23:08:01

Wow! What a list - I will have to look back on your photos.

Do you know it reminds me of Lunaria redivia - the perennial honesty - it seeds like mad and can be quite hard to control.


Dick Dick 31 May 2011 23:11:54

Some list Rachel.


Rachel Rachel 31 May 2011 23:15:26

When Margaret put up her reply I thought - no! I've never had honesty. It couldn't be!

But when Moya mentioned Lunaria I remembered I bought some class of a Lunaria plant late last summer. I never planted it out but when it flowered I decided it looked too like a weed so I chucked it. I may have thrown it on the Annual Bed! Unfortunately, I deleted the name from my database. Right, it's coming up tomorrow. Thanks, ladies.


Myrtle Myrtle 01 June 2011 08:16:36

Great to be so decisive! I'd be waiting just in case it was something worthwhile:)


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