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What on earth is this plant?

Question from Katie

In forum: Identify a plant

Hello!
My Grandparents found this strange plant out of nowhere in their back garden. I've asked around my gardening friends and have zero clue what it is!
Anyone have any ideas?

TA!

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  • Posted: Sat. 16th September 2017 22:26
  • Last reply: Sun. 17th September 2017 15:30

Please help identify these.

Question from Audwin

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi,

I bought these from a local gardener but they were all identified in the local language (Thai).
I would appreciate it if anyone could help identify them. Thanks in advance!

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  • Posted: Sat. 16th September 2017 19:28
  • Last reply: Sun. 17th September 2017 14:33

what are they ?

Photo from Carol Graham

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, I am new here. Earlier in the year i planted some seeds in a tub and as they grew i could see little silvery hairy leaves appear that were clearly not my seedlings. Curiosity got the better of me so i transplanted them out into a pot. As they grew they got more ugly, rough short hairs on the leaves made them untouchable.I didn't bother watering them. Then as the sun came buds appeared. Then flowers, beautiful yellow 12 petals with black centre. Heads facing straight up skyward. About 12-15 inches tall. I watered them as the soil was rock hard dry. I wish i hadn't because next day the green leaves had turned grey and withered. These plants like dry. The photo's were taken July 1st and the flowers are still beautiful despite the winds, rain and sleet. I call them wild sunflowers because they like the sun and the centre is a bit like small sunflowers. I've searched books and the web and there is nothing for England, i'm east.
A thought? Could they have germinated from the contents of Aldi's compost??

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  • Posted: Fri. 15th September 2017 12:52
  • Last reply: Sun. 17th September 2017 08:21

Plant identification request

Question from Jennifer

In forum: Identify a plant

If anybody can tell me what this plant is I'd be very grateful.

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  • Posted: Thu. 14th September 2017 18:48
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crab apple?

Comment from richard

In forum: Identify a plant

have this fruit in my garden and am trying to find out what it is.
from pictures i've seen, it could be a crab apple, maybe Golden Hornet?
it has a slight spiced aroma.would be grateful if anyone could identify it.
thanks.

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  • Posted: Thu. 14th September 2017 16:54
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What is this and is it worth keeping?

Question from Max

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi
So we have this thorny plant in our garden and its kind of invasive.. I'm thinking of digging it all out but was wondering if anyone could tell me what it is and if there is anything nice about it! Cheers
Max

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  • Posted: Thu. 14th September 2017 15:53
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Lab lab beans

Comment from Ruth

In forum: Edible gardening

Can anyone suggest why my lab lab beans have not flowered? I planted some outside and some in pots in the greenhouse. The plants in both places are flourishing. The weather has been average summer weather, sunshine, rain and temperatures. Tomatoes and cucumbers near them inside and out have done well.

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  • Posted: Thu. 14th September 2017 11:05

why have my tomatoes not ripened?

Question from Pat Palmer

In forum: Edible gardening

With the exception of half a dozen, none of my tomatoes have ripened even though they have been in my greenhouse and watered every day, and fed with pellet in soil plus occasional liquid feed. Any ideas where I have gone wrong?

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  • Posted: Tue. 12th September 2017 10:52
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What is this plant?

Question from George Smith

In forum: Identify a plant

Looking at buying a house and saw this in a garden earlier, is this the dreaded Japanese knotweed or something less worrying?

Should I be concerned that its there?

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  • Posted: Sun. 10th September 2017 19:14
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What is this called?

General post from Simone

In forum: Identify a plant

Hello can anybody tell me what this is?

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  • Posted: Sat. 9th September 2017 19:37
  • Last reply: Thu. 14th September 2017 14:21