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collected this seed in Norfolk at Hoveton Hall garden during August. It is a small black seed similar in size to snapdragon. I clearly liked the plant otherwise i wouldnt have collected it. but what is it?



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it looks a bit like a perennial cornflower maybe :0)

18 Apr, 2009

 

it does but the seed was wrong for that. I have 3 perenial cornflowers already. I cant find the camera card that had the pictures of the holiday either. I took a picture of the plant & seed pod so i could identify it later. stupid or what?

18 Apr, 2009

 

Never mind, Sbg, just think what a nice surprise it will be when the flowers open!

18 Apr, 2009

 

Do the leaves smell if bruised? It's similar to a Nicotiana seedling.

18 Apr, 2009

 

Are they fluffy, Janey? Otherwise, I agree.

19 Apr, 2009

 

they dont smell particularly and they are furry, not quite like a mullien but getting on that way.

19 Apr, 2009

 

Hoveton Hall garden thats just down the road from me seaburn girl I will print off your picture and take it with me and see if we can make a match next time I go

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19 Apr, 2009

 

that would be fantastic mookins. you are lucky. and you wont be too far from the 'old vicarage' either and is it fairhaven water garden too?

19 Apr, 2009

 

Fairhaven garden is just a few miles down the road from me Sbg, I really ought to visit it again. They've recently built a very nice log cabin tea room........ hmmmmm!

19 Apr, 2009

 

they have indeed and the cakes are delish. had lunch there in the summer when we stayed in a cottage near irstead. I'd love to see it in the early spring when all the primulas are out.

19 Apr, 2009

 

Did you have permission to take their seeds I wonder. We opened our garden once and people even came with secateurs ( for cuttings ) and brown bags for seeds!!!! People who open gardens are usually very generous but it is common courtesy to ask before nicking seeds etc.

19 Apr, 2009

 

yes Wyeboy I always ask if I may collect seed. I would never take it as I know that the idea of 'they wont miss one little piece' repeated 50 times is serious damage. also I was offered seed from a pretty pink geranium but i didnt have space for itin the garden. A Harlow Carr gardener handed me a bag of hardy geranium seeds 22 yrs ago. I was watching him collect seed and asked if he had a few spare. He actually commented on the fact I was the first person who had ever asked. He told me of the plant knickers. Some even bring trowels!

19 Apr, 2009

 

Wyeboy, I'm shocked!!!

20 Apr, 2009

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