I was out in the countryside next to Finchale abbey near where i live this afternoon and i found this geranium http://flood.nhm.ac.uk/cgi-bin/fff/glob.pl?report=Flora&Flora.[FloraNo]=215600 i have took cuttings, will they root, i also got a couple of seeds, any help gladly appreciated.
just found this geranium growing locally
This is a list of all the plants growing locally near me, http://flood.nhm.ac.uk/cgi-bin/fff/glob.pl?report=pcfllist&group=&sort=&inpostcode=dh4+ i also found a pea-type thing, with purple flowers and dark green leaves, i couldn't find it here, any ideas?? i would take a photo but i've not got my digi camera yet :(
herb robert is an annual that you dont want as it will become very invasive if it likes your garden. it is the second worst weed in my garden after creeping buttercups.
anyway I dont think the cuttings will work but the sees will germinate really quickly in the spring.
sorry for being so negative about Robert.
awww, but it's really pretty!! i have those stupid buttercups too, in my lawn, my borders, my paths... need i go on!
i also have a geranium-looking plant in my garden that i didn't put there..it's got pale green leaves, and has a creeping habit, very small leaves and flowers, pale slamon pink ones, any ideas? it's pretty, but i don't want it to take over my garden!!
Your pea type thing may be one of many, heres a few genus you may want to look up.
Polygala (not in the pea famiy but can look like one)
Let us know what you think it is!
We were suffering from a terrible invasion of Roberts but the chickens moved in and love them. I try and let one grow now just so we have some for them the following year LOL.
definately looks like a lathyrus, it looks a bit like this one http://flood.nhm.ac.uk/cgi-bin/fff/glob.pl?report=Flora&Flora.[FloraNo]=186500 but the flowers are blue/purpley
Maybe a marsh pea Lathyrus palustris, which is more purpley, and quite a rarity.
If not its a Vicia.
thanks, baa, it's a vicia, here it is : http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Pink%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/vicia%20americana.htm
Did you find the Vicia growing wild? I'm assuming you did since many don't grow vicia in the garden as its quite invasive.
I would be very surprised if it was Vicia americana, we have similar vicia here which are european natives and many look similar to each other.
Heres a link to Vicia sepium which is growing in my garden.
and a close up of the flowers from another site.
Vicia sativa is a native which is very like Vicia americana, sadly I can't find any good pictures online.
This message was edited Sunday, Aug 5th 11:41 AM
it looks more like vicia americana than vicia sativa, the leaves are narrow blades, not rounded like those.
I found it growing along the banks of the river in large bushes, supported by other vegetation.
Herb Robert grows wild round my garden but I don't find it much of a nuisance. I've got the white form of it if you want some .. just let me know and I can mail you seedlings.
thanks jane, that would be nice, you want some pink seeds?
No. I don't need any seeds thanks Lil, but if you can send me your address I will get the plants off to you on Monday ... any others you are after? Like Mark, I have a large selection ;-)
i'm busy compiling a list of 'wants' atm, i'll let you know, i'll put them on my trade-lists wanted. i'll email you my addy anyway, thanks jane.