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Nicola Gammon's forum posts

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Re: What is this weed ?

from Nicola

Hi Susan, the image didn't get uploaded. It may be the file is too large. Please reduce down to less than 4MB and try again? You can reply to me or yourself to keep in the same thread. Thanks!

  • Posted: Sun. 17th January 2021 20:16

Re: What is this plant?

from Nicola

Hi Heather, some very helpful replies from our social media followers:

"Campanula. Give it a cool place and keep gently moist. It will flower again next year."
"Campanula I reckon."
"Campanula: probably Campanula poscharskyana"
"Campanula portenschlagiana. Ideally wants to be outside growing in the crack of a wall or over some steps!"

And also these suggestions "Viola adorata." and "This is a form of geranium"

We hope that helps?

  • Posted: Sat. 16th January 2021 12:44

Re: What is this shrub?

from Nicola

Hi Vicky, some helpful replies from followers on social media:

"Looks like a sarcococca"
"Penstemon perhaps?"

And one more "An Euonymus?"

We hope that helps?

  • Posted: Mon. 11th January 2021 15:48

Re: Can you identify this plant growing in pavement crack?

from Nicola

Hi Kirsty, a suggestion from our helpful followers on social media:

"Could be a small-leaved Ballota."

And another useful suggestion "That looks like 'Mind Your Own Business'; Latin name: Soleirolia soleirolii"

We hope that helps?
Plus a joke, it seems, "Pencil Thyme"?

  • Posted: Fri. 1st January 2021 18:26

Re: What is this winter plant

from Nicola

Hi Rob. A helpful follower on our social media says:

"It’s equisetum, mares tail" It is also called Horsetail.

Here are other forum posts on 'Horsetail'.
Here are other forum posts on 'Mares tail'.

  • Posted: Sun. 27th December 2020 08:51

Re: Please help identify these seeds

from Nicola

Hi again, the Chief Plant Health officer has replied and says "They look like tubers of some kind ie high risk" ... not good. And a colleague also replied "Certainly look like it but don’t recognise them."
Sounds like you should destroy them.

  • Posted: Wed. 23rd December 2020 13:59

Re: Please help identify these seeds

from Nicola

Another follower on Social media says "They look like Achimines or Kohleria rhyzomes"

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd December 2020 09:57

Re: Re: Please help identify these seeds

from Nicola

See this helpful video by the Chief Plant Health Officer

"If you have received seeds by post that you didn't order please email: planthealth.info@apha.gov.uk. Don't plant or compost the seeds as they could be a risk to the environment."

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd December 2020 09:56

Re: Please help identify these seeds

from Nicola

Did the friend validate that they sent them? Where do you live? There have been cases of seeds being sent maliciously and unexpectedly.

  • Posted: Tue. 22nd December 2020 09:51

Re: Gorgeous! But what is it?

from Nicola

Hi Nick, a helpful follower on our social media says: "Dendrobium Nobile Orchid"

And another agrees: "Looks like a Dendrobium orchid to me"

We hope this helps?

  • Posted: Mon. 21st December 2020 11:17