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Discussion in 'Herbs and Wildflowers' started by luciusmaximus, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. luciusmaximus

    luciusmaximus Total Gardener

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    Can someone tell me what these are please and if they are wildflowers or weeds? The Bees like them :)
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    • Gail_68

      Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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      @luciusmaximus i haven't got a clue mate but you'll get it identified as you known...it's got nice flowers mate :)
       
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      It looks like deadnettle to me :)
       
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        Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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        You've got it Tetters :blue thumb:

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        Although nettles are invasive dead nettles are easier to keep under control than stingers.
         
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          Does it make good soup? :scratch:
           
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            Bees love it :)
             
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              And kids. Try gently pulling a flower off and suck the pointy end. The nectar is very sweet :) We used to pretend it's magic power juice to give you infinite energy and assorted magical abilities.

              Apparently it can also be used for soups and tea. Wikipedia link
               
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                We used to do that with Clover flowers as well as kids :thumbsup:

                @luciusmaximus Red Dead Nettles - Lamium purpureum are annuals where as the taller white ones are Perennial..
                 
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                  :ThankYou: for the replies. I wasn't planning on controlling the dead nettles as they are so good for the Bees. I have patches of stinging nettles too but I do try to restrict them a little or they'd take over :loll:
                   
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                    DSCI0001.JPG

                    I got bored and painted one :spinning:
                     
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                      I didn't know you were also an artist Zigs :snorky:
                       
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                        Serene I stumble amidst the flowers.... :snorky:
                         
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                          Or a poet :snorky:
                           
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                            You'll have to google that one for the rest of it, bit naughty to post here :biggrin:
                             
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