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By Sheilal

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

This plant has been growing in my garden and I thought it was a sunflower I planted last year. It has flowered now and am not sure if it is a weed or something I've planted and forgotten about. Can anyone identify it for me please. Thanks a lot. Sheila L.

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That's a Monarda, Sheilal, i love these :-))

22 Jul, 2010


How pretty.

22 Jul, 2010


That's lovely, must look out for some

22 Jul, 2010


Thank you Louise / Cammomile and Cestina for answering me so quickly.

I am so pleased its not a weed because it has such a pretty flower.

I planted a few plants last year which did not come up so am really pleased that something has survived the winter.

I will look it up now and find out some more info about it.


22 Jul, 2010


It is such a pretty plant that I would keep regardless of whether it is a weed. I think it is a pretty plant. It looks like a climber in which case I am going to look it up. ;~)))

22 Jul, 2010


Just looked it up and no it isn't a climber but a lovely plant for mid border

22 Jul, 2010


And the leaves are added to Tea leaves to make Earl Grey Tea.

22 Jul, 2010


I thought oil of bergamot (an extract from the plant) was added to the tea? This is one that slugs and snails absolutely LOVE!!

22 Jul, 2010


You're right! I was told it was the leaves of this plant by someone. Just goes to show, you should always double check information for yourself.

22 Jul, 2010

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