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#898755 - 5th Sep 2014 9:48am identify a plant please
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I like this plant found growing between paving stones and couldn't get it out with it's roots intact.
I know it looks like a weed ( a weed is any plant you don't want in your garden)but can anyone name it please?
The pic taken a few days later doesn't really show how the rest of it was as blue as I've circled.
May try to buy some if I know the name


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#898759 - 5th Sep 2014 10:08am Re: identify a plant please [Re: derekdwc]
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Looks like scabious but looking further as yet.
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#898760 - 5th Sep 2014 10:09am Re: identify a plant please [Re: derekdwc]
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Is this the one Thistle flower


Sea holly


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#898761 - 5th Sep 2014 10:11am Re: identify a plant please [Re: derekdwc]
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Spiny leaves, could be a sort of sea holly but where have you got it? Can't see sea holly in the Northend somehow but read that they have been cultivated for gardens.


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#898778 - 5th Sep 2014 1:47pm Re: identify a plant please [Re: derekdwc]
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#898799 - 5th Sep 2014 4:25pm Re: identify a plant please [Re: derekdwc]
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Might be some kind of eryngium. One of the most popular is called 'Miss Wilmott's Ghost'because she used to sprinkle pinches of the seed when she went visiting, apparently. Not all gardeners would appreciate that! Sea holly is one of the eryngiums, but the picture I have of it doesn't look the same as the one above; the bracts around the flowers are broader.
Makes a good dried flower; when I tried to grow something similar the slugs and snails appreciated it greatly! It will need guarding against them. Very pretty plant, though - worth the effort.


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#898820 - 5th Sep 2014 6:31pm Re: identify a plant please [Re: derekdwc]
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thanks for your replies.
While looking up sea holly saw another I like more- think its name is pecos blue
Anywhere on Wirral likely to sell them?


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#898897 - 5th Sep 2014 9:55pm Re: identify a plant please [Re: derekdwc]
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Try Carr Farm on the Meols stretch, B&Q, Burleydam on New Chester Rd or Gordale on Old Chester Rd? There's also a good nursery near the Burton RSPB reserve - sorry, can't remember its name but it is a serious plant place, not a visitor attraction that happens to have plants, if you know what I mean. Possibly Dovecote? Anyone know it?

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#898907 - 5th Sep 2014 11:35pm Re: identify a plant please [Re: derekdwc]
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Goredale is on Chester High Rd, South Wirral, Burton CH64 8TF
Phone:0151 336 2116

Burleydam is on Childer Thornton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH66 1QW
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#898925 - 6th Sep 2014 9:41am Re: identify a plant please [Re: derekdwc]
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Ebay or other online suppliers, but they seem to only be supplied in seed form as it's possibly too late in the year to find plants. Why can't you harvest your own seeds ?



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#899083 - 6th Sep 2014 10:04pm Re: identify a plant please [Re: derekdwc]
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