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I got these two rather shrubby specimens at a summer fair this w/e. Can anyone identify the plant for me? Sorry it's such a poor photo, but it's the best I can do!



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Could be a sad Lysimachia 'Firecracker'- likes dampish soil and dappled sun. If it flowers and they're yellow, that's what it is.

27 May, 2012

 

Thanks Bamboo - I just had to rescue it, limp and wrapped up in a bit of newspaper, hardly any soil on it at all. The dappled shade will be easy - damp soil, I'm not so sure. We shall see...

27 May, 2012

 

Yes I agree as it looks like mine, trouble is it spreads and spreads and spreads.

27 May, 2012

 

and spreads and spread. And Weedkiller has little effect on it.

27 May, 2012

 

Ah - well in that case, I might withdraw my pity and get rid while I can! Just as well the fair was in aid of a good cause!!

27 May, 2012

 

I thought I had got rid last year but its reshooted in 3 places.

27 May, 2012

 

I try to lose some every year - back it comes! :-((

You have been warned, Melchisedec....

27 May, 2012

 

Oh dear, I planted one last autumn because the leaves were such a pretty colour. Better keep an eye on it!

27 May, 2012

 

Almost picked this up at the GC today - thank goodness I didn't :)

28 May, 2012

 

It's a real thug! :-((

28 May, 2012

 

if you like it put it in a pot and then plant the pot [like you do for mint!] it wont stop it permanently but it will slow it down a bit.

28 May, 2012

 

Good thinking, Sbg. :-)) Too late for me, though! I inherited mine.

28 May, 2012

 

Good idea.

28 May, 2012

 

Thank you all for your timely warnings - it is already in the green bin!

28 May, 2012

 

Shame as it is so pretty, but thats the best place for MD.

29 May, 2012

 

Yes - it is a shame. I hate to throw away a plant, even just a small twig of one, but I think it was probably for the best! Thanks again for all the advice.

29 May, 2012

How do I say thanks?

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