Is anyone good at identifying plants? Not the one on the left sneaking into the photo - that's Scabious - but the one with a compact base of green leaves and long, slender flower stems. The flowers, when they're out, are purple, and when they're finished the plant produces seeds that're sticky and catch on your clothes and in your hair!
No idea what it is, and haven't yet found it when I've browsed through gardening books (of which I have far too many ...) but if anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be grateful.
Apart from the mystery plant, this one's doing well considering it's start in life. Among the Oxalis and by the lupin (Lupinus West Country Desert Sun) is Crocosmia Carmen Briljant. It's not really planted in a position best suited to show it off, so may get moved at some point. It was bought from Wilko, one of those yellow sticker purchases, reduced to 50p for a quick sale. The dry little thing was brown and crisped up, looking ready for the compost bin. But those kind of plants can be deceptive as often they've not been well cared for by busy shop staff, but still have healthy enough roots to do well once re-potted and watered.
The front garden's home to at least 3 rosemary plants. (I do have a weakness for buying herbs.) I love their smell, and of course you get the flowers to please the pollinators. It's funny how differently varieties develop.
The one on the left of the thyme (in the photo above) stands tall and upright, like a guardsman on parade. While the one on the right droops over, as if it's all too much bother. I don't think the variety of rosemary was listed on the plant labels when I bought them, both being spur of the moment supermarket buys rather than coming from a proper horticultural nursery. Those tempting tiers of shelving. Plants that canny grocery stores put by the door, so you pick up a basket or a trolley and lob a few cheap herbs or houseplants in with your teabags and cereals.
Are you someone who's easily seduced by supermarket plants? Or do you sail past temptation and not succumb to impulse buys?
Moved from a garden-less city flat in the South West to a Yorkshire village in 2016. I now have a garden ... of sorts.